Roy hails ‘extreme talent’ Buttler after Pakistan century

Jos Buttler England Cricket365

Jason Roy has labelled Jos Buttler an “extreme talent” following the second one-day international against Pakistan.

Buttler starred when hammering the second-quickest century ever by an England player in an ODI on Saturday as his 110 not out went a long way to securing a 12-run win over Pakistan in Southampton.

England lead 1-0 in the five-match series after two games and Buttler will hope to continue to play a key role throughout the rest of the series and then in the home World Cup and Ashes series that follows.

Roy told Sky Sports: “He is as good as it gets to be honest. It is not kind of a shock.

“It is getting a bit routine for him to go out and play those innings, demoralising those guys at the top of the order that are kind of going at a run a ball, and he comes in and just blitzes it.

“He is an extreme talent, works hard for it and deserves everything he gets.”

Buttler wasn’t the only one in the runs as Roy hit 87 on his return from injury.

“I am 100 per cent fit,” Roy said.

“I spent six or seven weeks with my hamstring injury and fixing that, and then the back was quite a big issue, but it was resolved by the great medical staff we have.

“I feel better than I felt before, which is a nice feeling.”