Taunton's Jos Buttler auctions his cricket World Cup shirt to help coronavirus fight

England's World Cup winning cricket hero Jos Buttler has put the shirt he wore in last summer's victory up for auction to raise money to fight coronavirus.

The 29 year-old from Taunton listed the shirt, signed by the whole team from that memorable day, on eBay to support specialist heart and lung centres.

I'm going to be auctioning my World Cup final shirt to raise funds for the Royal Brompton and Harefield Hospitals charity. Last week they launched an emergency appeal to provide life-saving equipment to help those affected during the Covid-19 outbreak. Please donate if you can, donate for the shirt if you can, and raise money for a very special cause.

Jos Buttler

Watch Jos Buttler's own video appeal here:

Buttler played a starring role in England's dramatic, last-gasp final victory at Lords on July 16, 2019.

The wicketkeeper sent the stadium and watching millions into raptures when he toppled the stumps and sealed a super-over win against New Zealand.

The iconic winning moment: Jos Buttler breaks the stumps to seal England's first World Cup triumph. Credit: PA

The highest bid for Buttler's shirt on eBay at 11:00 BST, April 1.

Buttler was vice-captain of the England team during the 2019 World Cup. Credit: PA

Unsurprisngly, the ECB and a whole host of stars have given their backing to Buttler's auction.

Buttler's sporting heroics were officially recognised in February at Buckingham Palace, where he received an MBE for services to cricket.

The softly spoken former Kings College Taunton schoolboy rose to prominence playing county cricket for Somerset over four seasons.

He has since established himself as one of the world's most prolific batsman.

Buttler receives his MBE for services to cricket. Credit: PA

The eBay auction closes on Tuesday, April 7th, at 19:29.

One hundred and sixty bids had been placed by 11:00 BST on Wednesday, April 1 - the highest worth £65,900.

The shirt has been signed by all of Buttler's teammates. Credit: Ebay