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Jos Buttler receives ICC reprimand over behaviour

Buttler has received an official reprimand. Credit: Reuters

England captain Jos Buttler has received an official reprimand over his conduct during the second one-day international against Bangladesh in Dhaka on Sunday, the International Cricket Council has announced.

Buttler reacted to what he thought were over-exuberant celebrations from several Bangladesh players on Sunday and a heated confrontation ensued, with umpires forced to intervene by sending the Englishman on his way.

Buttler, standing in as captain for Eoin Morgan for the three-match series, was warned for breaching level one of the ICC's code of conduct, while his opposite number Mashrafe Mortaza and batsman Sabbir Rahman were fined 20 per cent of their match fees for their part in the incident.

Match referee Javagal Srinath said:

The Bangladesh players overstepped in their celebration of Jos Buttler's wicket, which prompted an inappropriate reaction from the dismissed batsman and required the on-field umpires' intervention.

We all want to see high intensity on the field of play, but only as long as it is not provoking or antagonising or disrespecting the opponent.

– Match referee Javagal Srinath

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Buttler sidelined with thumb fracture

Jos Buttler. Credit: PA

England international Jos Buttler is set for a spell on the sidelines after Lancashire announced the wicketkeeper-batsman has sustained a fractured left thumb.

The 25-year-old was struck by a bottom edge from Ben Cox's bat while keeping during the Lightning's T20 Blast win over Worcestershire on Friday.

He was in visible discomfort for the remainder of Worcestershire's innings, but the blow did not stop him blasting a 20-ball half-century, Lancashire's fastest fifty in Twenty20 cricket.

Lancashire cricket director and head coach Ashley Giles confirmed after the match that Buttler would undergo an X-ray and now his county and the England and Wales Cricket Board have provided an update on his condition.

A statement read: "Lancashire and England's Jos Buttler received a blow to his left thumb during Friday night's NatWest T20 Blast match against Worcestershire Rapids at New Road.

"X-rays later revealed he sustained a small stable fracture which will be managed conservatively."

IPL side Mumbai Indians buy Jos Buttler for £385,000

England's Jos Buttler will play for Mumbai Indians in the Indian Premier League after being bought for £385,000.

The wicketkeeper-batsman, who has decided to play in the tournament after losing his Test spot to Jonny Bairstow, was the subject of a bidding war between Mumbai and the Kolkata Knight Riders in Saturday's auction.

The reigning champions stumped up the cash, meaning Buttler's first foray into the IPL will be based at the Wankhede Stadium.

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Buttler smashes quickest England one-day ton

Jos Buttler had fun with the bat. Credit: PA

Jos Buttler hit England's fastest one-day international hundred, and Jason Roy his first, as the tourists piled up 355 for five against Pakistan at the Dubai International Stadium.

Buttler's unbeaten 116 means he has hit his country's three fastest ODI centuries, after smashing eight sixes and eight fours in his latest from 46 balls - the equal seventh-quickest in 50-over history.

Buttler suffers hand injury in training

Jos Buttler is a doubt. Credit: PA

England suffered a potential blow on Friday when wicketkeeper Jos Buttler suffered a hand injury in training.

The Lancashire player split the webbing on his left hand, forcing him to miss the rest of training ahead of their series decider with New Zealand.

If Buttler is deemed unfit Sam Billings will replace him behind the stumps.

Buttler wants to be England's De Villiers

Wicketkeeper Jos Buttler is aiming to be England's AB De Villiers, but knows he has a long way to go to reach the South African's level.

Buttler, who hit 129 against New Zealand on Tuesday, now has England's two fastest centuries in one-day history.

Jos Buttler is a key man for England. Credit: PA

Invited afterwards to compare himself with De Villiers, England's vice-captain said: "I'm not sure I'm quite at those guys' level yet.

"AB de Villiers is someone who has been a role model for me for a long period of time - someone who has changed batting, I think, over the past few years - and everyone is trying to emulate him.

"That's the role I want to play in English cricket.

"I want to be that guy who can go out like I did and play those kind of innings and try to do that consistently."