Jos Buttler is an integral part of England's limited-overs set up © Getty Images
Jos Buttler is an integral part of England’s limited-overs set up © Getty Images

England wicketkeeper Jos Buttler says that he wants to bat high up the order like Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers and David Warner in T20s so that he can have a bigger impact on the game. Buttler is usually used in the No. 4 and No. 5 spot in the shortest format, like he was during the recently concluded Indian Premier League (IPL) 2016 for Mumbai Indians (MI). Buttler in the initial stages played solely as a batsman, but after Parthiv Patel was dropped, he donned the wicketkeeping gloves as well. Buttler had a decent impact in his debut season in the IPL. READ: Jos Buttler aiming for England Test spot after IPL 9

Buttler recently scored a 29-ball 56 for Lancashire in the Natwest T20 Blast against Nottinghamshire, batting at No. 5, but is eager to bat higher up the order.  “I want to push myself higher up the order so I can score bigger runs,” the right-hander said.  In Twenty20 that means the powerplay area, if I can persuade people to put me in that early,” he added, according to READ: Jos Buttler signs 3-year deal with Lancashire

Buttler went on,”That’s where I want to keep developing – you want to emulate guys like Kohli, De Villiers and Warner, who are taking the game forward.”

Buttler has also said that he wants to regain his spot in the England Test squad, which is currently occupied by Jonny Bairstow. Bairstow has been in tremendous form of late and also scored 140 against England in the first Test. Buttler will have a tough time regaining his spot in the Test side after a string of excellent performances from Bairstow, who looks in no mood to forfeit his place.