Somerset's Jos Buttler earns England increment contract
Somerset wicketkeeper-batsman Jos Buttler has been awarded an England increment contract following the one-day international win over New Zealand.
"It reflects the contribution Jos has made over the last five months," said national selector Geoff Miller.
How the points system works
- Five points are awarded for a Test appearance
- Two points are awarded for a T20 or ODI appearance
- An increment contract is awarded automatically once the player reaches 20 points during the 12-month contract period.
Buttler earned the deal after making his 10th appearance in Twenty20 and one-day formats since the eight-wicket win against New Zealand on 1 October.
The 22-year-old has yet to make his Test debut for England.
Non-contracted players earn increment contracts, which are appearance-based and a step down from central deals, through a points system.
Buttler has played six T20 games and four one-day internationals since the England Cricket Board's contract period started on 1 October last year.
He scored 54 off 30 balls in England's second T20 match against New Zealand last week, although England still fell to a 55-run defeat.
Yorkshire batsman Joe Root, 22, was handed an incremental contract after Sunday's first one-day international defeat by New Zealand.