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.