A precocious talent with the bat and impressive wicketkeeper, Buttler looks set for a sparkling career at the highest level for many years to come.
The right-hander possesses a solid technique, though it is his spectacular repertoire of strokes which first caught the eye as he starred in the shorter forms for Somerset in 2010.
Buttler offered a fine display of his talent on Twenty20 finals day that year - striking a majestic 23-ball 55 in a semi-final victory over Nottinghamshire that left many spectators speechless - and has since gone from strength to strength.
His astonishing record in one-day cricket earned him a first England cap in 2011, with his debut coming in a four-wicket Twenty20 victory over India.
Buttler continued to show his ability for the Lions in Bangladesh and Sri Lanka, leading to his inclusion in the senior squad for the limited-overs series against Pakistan in the United Arab Emirates.
A hand injury hampered the early part of his trip but, after featuring in the fourth and final one-day international, he played in all three T20s that followed.
In 2012, Buttler was named in England's Performance Squad for the first time and remained in the senior T20 team, earning the match award for his 10-ball 32 not out versus South Africa at Edgbaston.
The stylish batsman then went to Sri Lanka for the World Twenty20 defence, during which he was awarded an incremental England contract.
Buttler then replaced county team-mate Craig Kieswetter as England’s limited-overs wicketkeeper and in 2013 hit his first international fifties in the shorter forms: 54 in a T20I versus New Zealand at Hamilton and 75 in an ODI against Australia at Old Trafford. He also helped England finish runners-up in the Champions Trophy.