Indian Premier League: Jos Buttler cannot wait for Rajasthan Royals return

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Jos Buttler produced a superb run at this years IPL (Picture: Getty)

Jos Buttler insists he cannot wait to return to the Rajasthan Royals for the 2019 Indian Premier League.

The Royals confirmed on Thursday that Buttler and England team-mate Ben Stokes had been retained for next years tournament.

Buttler enjoyed a fine run at this years competition, scoring over 500 runs to earn a recall to Englands Test team.

All-rounder Stokes struggled but was named the MVP in the previous edition.

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Rajasthan have also retained Sussex star Jofra Archer and former Australia captain Steve Smith.

Smith missed the tournament this year after the ball-tampering scandal in South Africa.

Buttler, who is currently playing in Sri Lanka along with Stokes, said: I couldnt wish for a better franchise to be a part of.

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It felt like a family last season and I cant wait to get back out amongst the team.

Ben Stokes was the MVP at the 2017 tournament (Picture: Getty)

It is great to play with Ben and I really hope the fans back home in England will get behind us as players and choose the Royals as their team to support.

Head of Cricket for Rajasthan Royals, Zubin Bharucha, said: The results in the previous season have been impressive, which is why we have decided not to disturb the balance of the squad.

We cannot wait for the start of the 2019 season and preparation has already begun.

Rajasthan Royals squad

Retained Indian players:
Ajinkya Rahane
Krishnappa Gowtham
Sanju Samson
Shreyas Gopal
Aryaman Birla
Sudhesan Midhun
Prashant Chopra
Stuart Binny
Rahul Tripathi
Dhawal Kulkarni
Mahipal Lomror

Retained International players:
Jos Buttler
Ben Stokes
Steve Smith
Jofra Archer
Ish Sodhi

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