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 for Somerset forms 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.