Buttler will soon be seen playing for England against India in the upcoming five-Test series. Murali Vijay, Virat Kohli, Cheteshwar Pujara, Shikhar Dhawan, Ajinkya Rahane can perform well this time because they are aware of the circumstances of England and have experienced the experience. "But if you have a Test, where you bowl them out in 80 or 60 overs, that changes your thinking", Broad told reporters during an interaction.
In contrast, if India can display their strength and prowess which has made them the highest-ranked side in the world, then they will further strength their grip on the top spot.
W.G. Grace only played 22 Tests, the last of which in 1899, but is one of the sport's most influential figures, while Graham Gooch and Alec Stewart occupy numbers two and three on England's run-scoring charts.
"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. They just have a different mentality, a winning mentality in every game and the consistency to do that.
Rashid was the shock inclusion in the squad to face India at Edgbaston this week after his white-ball success persuaded national selector Ed Smith he may be worth a punt in England's 1,000th Test.
England have played Tests against nine different opponents - Australia, Bangladesh, India, New Zealand, Pakistan, South Africa, Sri Lanka, the West Indies and Zimbabwe. There's a lot more familiarity between the sides that there ever has been before.
"There's a few guys I've played well and have friendships with".
In the past five years, India have won just one of their six Test series outside of Asia, against a struggling West Indies.
"But, that morning, I remember striding round the commentary box at the back, biting my fingernails and hoping England would get home because had they not, the Ashes were gone really after the loss at [in the first Test]. It will be highly competitive", Buttler reiterates. Australia is a huge series for England but India aren't far behind.
Former England and Yorkshire captain Michael Vaughan said that the decision to pick Rashid for the first test at Edgbaston was "ridiculous" prompting the Bradford-born spinner to say that his comments were "stupid".
"What you have to remember is people can get on well, but the reason guys have got to global sport is they want to win and are competitive".
"I think there has already been small conversations saying about "don't be disheartened if you are left out for a test match", it's not a personal attack or dropping, it's management of your bowlers to make sure we give ourselves the best chance".