However, the batsman pulled out from the IPL and was selected to play for the Test series against Pakistan.
Left-armer Ravindra Jadeja is an experienced campaigner while left-arm wrist-spinner Kuldeep Yadav has forced his way in after impressing during the preceding one-day series. Buttler was also in good form in the limited overs series against India.
The series-opener against India will be a milestone Test for England as they will be taking the field for their 1000th five-day match, starting Wednesday at Edgbaston.
"Someone like Virat Kohli is an immensely talented guy but also watching him go about it you see that mentality of getting to the top", he explained.
If England make a 5-0 sweep, then they will jump to second on the table with a 10-point rise to 107 points, reducing the pre-series gap with top-ranked India from 28 points to just five points. "That is a skill", he was quoted as saying by reporters at The Oval. It wasn't his first time in the IPL - he has 1075 runs from 37 outings in the league over the years, having turned out for Mumbai Indians apart from Rajasthan. He ended up scoring a whopping 548 runs at an impressive average of 54.80.
"The biggest thing I have learnt from the IPL is that it's obvious what the best players do and why they are the best players and standouts", said Buttler. "People can get on well, know people well, but it's global sport, and the reason guys have got there is because they want to win so it'll be no different".
India may be the world s top-ranked Test side but they still face accusations they are lions at home and lambs overseas.
Buttler's highest Test score remains the 85 he made on debut, against India, at Southampton four years ago.
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He is craving to score a Test century. "This Test series matters to him a hell of a lot", Majumdar said.
"I can understand why it's caused a bit of fuss", he said.
England's 1000th Test match will be played at Edgbaston against India. "Because those two games [against Pakistan], I wasn't sure how it would go but I approached it in a great manner and that's important for me to do that going into this series".
"There's a few guys I've played well and have friendships with".
"What you have to remember is people can get on well, but the reason guys have got to worldwide sport is they want to win and are competitive". But yes, there is a lot more familiarity between the sides than there ever has been before. Not on the pitch but maybe on the training days and around the lunch room. Moeen played with Virat at RCB and (Yuzvendra) Chahal.
"I am sure there will be moments in the Test series, especially on the field, when those things look like they have been forgotten".
"It will be highly competitive", he said.
In an encouraging return to form, the 2000s was their best decade by winning percentage (42.6) since the 1950s (47 per cent), and they have surpassed that mark again since 2010 with a 43.4 per cent win rate up to the start of the India series.