Buttler: This has been my best summer

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England wicketkeeper Jos Buttler was over the moon with his county side's triumph in the T20 Blast final on Saturday, as Lancashire beat Northamtonshire to take the title.

Buttler, who won the Ashes with England recently too, moved to Lancashire from Somerset two years ago, and it has paid off well, and he says the past few months have been his best in the game.

He also hopes that the England T20 and ODI sides will have the same success in the coming days, as they take on Australia in one T20 on Monday in Cardiff, and then five one-dayers around the country.

Buttler told ecb.co.uk after the Lightning's win: "It's been brilliant. It has been my best-ever summer in cricket.

"I've had so much fun playing which is the main thing, obviously when you get success it helps that enjoyment.

"It's been awesome and if we could finish with a win in the ODI series and the Twenty20 then that would be an awesome summer."

Former England coach Ashley Giles, who was sacked after last year's World Twenty20, recently became the Lancashire head coach, and he was also delighted to be part of a winning side again.

Giles said: "I've been lucky to get a fantastic job with Lancashire.

"The guys have been great, they've really welcomed me with open arms. I'm a bit of an outsider – slightly Midlander and a lot Southerner – but they've welcomed me a lot in Manchester.

"The guys came very close last year and in the past, we're just delighted we got over the line in the end."

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