Jos Buttler and Tymal Mills the leading England stars at the 2022 IPL, David Willey disappointing

England batsman Jos Buttler remains the leading run-scorer in the 2022 edition of the Indian Premier League, as the biggest domestic T20 tournament in the world heads into a third week.

Jos Buttler was retained by the Rajasthan Royals earlier this year - and has effectively repaid the faith en route to 218 runs in four innings. That tally has come at an average of 72.66 and strike rate of 141.55.

The hard-hitting right-hander started the competition with a promising 35 against the Sunrisers Hyderabad in Pune.

He followed that with a century against the Mumbai Indians in Ahmedabad. His 100 against the most successful team in the history of the IPL - Mumbai have five titles - spanned a mere 68 deliveries and featured 11 fours and five sixes.

The 31-year old then hit 70 not out against the Royal Challengers Bangalore in Mumbai - and 13 versus the Lucknow Super Giants at the same venue.

Punjab Kings recruit Liam Livingstone, meanwhile, has the second most runs among Englishmen at the 2022 IPL. Livingstone has collected 162 runs in four innings.

Among the bowlers, Mumbai's Tymal Mills has been the leading light for England at the IPL. Mills has used characteristic slower deliveries to good effect in sub-continental conditions primed for pace off the ball.

His opening three performances have brought six wickets, including a haul of three for 35 in the same match Buttler recorded that ton.

Countryman David Willey, meanwhile, has only taken one wicket in four appearances for Bangalore this season. Willey was more successful with the Multan Sultans at the Pakistan Super League earlier this year.

England wicketkeeper-batsman Jonny Bairstow could be key to Punjab's quest for a maiden IPL title. The Kings, Royal Challengers and Delhi Capitals have never won the IPL, which is obviously the same for the brand new Lucknow and Gujarat Titans teams.

England all-rounder Moeen Ali is still with the Chennai Super Kings, who are the reigning champions after beating the Kolkata Knight Riders in the 2021 final. Ali played an instrumental role for the eventual champions in that final, striking a brisk 37 not out from 20 deliveries. He also took an important catch to dismiss the dangerous Rahul Tripathi shortly before Chennai lifted the trophy.

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