Jos Buttler vs Mohammed Shami: Jos Buttler will be facing Mohammed Shami for the fifth time in the Indian Premier League.
The 24th match of the ongoing 15th season of the Indian Premier League between Rajasthan Royals and Gujarat Titans will begin in less than an hour in Navi Mumbai.
Although differentiated by four positions because of NRR (Net Run Rate), both Royals and Titans have won three and lost one out of their four IPL 2022 matches thus far. While one team will strengthen its position at the top of the order, the other will lose its second match of the season tonight.
— Rajasthan Royals (@rajasthanroyals) April 14, 2022
Jos Buttler vs Mohammed Shami in IPL record (only numbers have been updated)
An enthralling contest in the powerplay will be between RR opening batter Jos Buttler and GT fast bowler Mohammed Shami. Considering Shami’s wicket-taking ability with the new ball, it will be interesting to see if he manages to dismiss the highest run-scorer of the season in Buttler or not.
Readers must note that Buttler and Shami have faced each other in six IPL innings in the past. Buttler, who generally strikes at 150.43 in the IPL, has a slightly lower strike rate against Shami in the biggest T20 tournament.
— Gujarat Titans (@gujarat_titans) April 13, 2022
Having scored 66 (46) with the help of 10 fours and two sixes at a strike rate of 143.47 in the past, Buttler would be itching to make the most of his current form against a top opponent in Shami.
As far as T20s are concerned, Buttler and Shami have locked horns on seven occasions with the former scoring 66 (47) at a strike rate of 133.33. It is worth mentioning that Shami has dismissed Buttler once each in IPL and T20Is.