Buttler on upward ramp

England batsman aims to build on Edgbaston heroics

Last Updated: 16/09/12 3:35pm

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Jos Buttler: full of confidence heading into the World T20 in Sri Lanka

Jos Buttler: full of confidence heading into the World T20 in Sri Lanka

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Somerset's Jos Buttler aims to put a slow start to his international career behind him by making a major impact at the ICC World Twenty20 in Sri Lanka.

Buttler, 22, made only 36 runs in his first six innings for England but slammed a game-changing 32 not out from just 10 balls against South Africa at Edgbaston in the final match of the summer.

"I'm excited about it, gaining a bit of recognition or getting noticed," said Buttler.

"That can only be a good thing; it means you must have done something right for sides to know who you are now. How you deal with that expectation decides how successful you are.

"It's given me a lot of confidence to take into the tournament.

"There's a bit of relief as well to finally put in a good performance for England. International cricket hasn't gone quite as I would have hoped so far.

"But, especially in Twenty20, opportunities come in different ways - and on Wednesday, I got a really good one and was able to take it."

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