Salman Butt offers drives and cuts through the arc between extra cover and backward point are inevitably flicked, often scooped and it is a high-scoring region. Salman has a confident air about him, a spikiness and is one of the few younger players confident when speaking English. He came into the limelight in 2004 where he first scored an ODI century against India at Eden Gardens and then went further by scoring a fifty and a maiden Test century in Sydney later in the year. His 2005 year ending game unveiled a fresh look of this dynamic player as he scored two fifties in the Tests. He is wonderful at strokeplay and is capable of providing electrifying starts when needed but with the tightening of his defense.