IPL Success helped me to get a place in the Test team
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England Batsman and Wicket Keeper credited the IPL for his return to England's Test Team. He said he gained huge confidence from his recent spell where he scored consecutive 50's in 5 matches.
Butler never played a first-class game this year, but he was selected for the test matches against Pakistan and he scored 67 at Lord's and an unbeaten 80 at Leeds. Butler said he gained huge self-confidence with his IPL franchise team Rajasthan Royals.
He said he got the 'F*** It' attitude and he took the same to the Test Cricket. His innings in Leeds was the best of his career. He added, "To be in those pressure situations in India, playing in front of crowds, the pressure of being an overseas player. That showed me a lot about where I was at and where I can get to, so that gave me a lot of confidence."