- English wicket-keeper batsman Jonny Bairstow is excited to be playing the number 1 test side in a 5-match series
- Bairstow welcomes the return of Adil Rashid, his Yorkshire team-mate in the test squad
- ECB has faced a lot of flak for bringing back Rashid, even though he had clearly said his priorities were white-ball cricket
After their draw against Essex in the practice game, India are all set to take on England in a 5-match test series starting from August 1st at Edgbaston in Birmingham. The Cricket News Today or the Latest Cricket News surrounding the 1st test has largely been regarding the selection of Adil Rashid in the test squad after almost 2 years.
Jonny Bairstow, who is going into the test series in the form of his life, spoke to Cricbuzz ahead of the 1st test match. With over 500 runs in ODI cricket this summer that to at a phenomenal average of 56.77, the wicket-keeper batsman will be a very key part of the test series and someone Indian bowlers need to prepare for.
England to looking to not repeat the mistakes from the Ashes
This will be England 2nd 5-test match series this year following the Ashes earlier in the year, which obviously didn’t go as well as England would have liked. However, this time around, Bairstow is very excited to go against the number 1 test team in the world in a series of 5 test matches.
Speaking about the latest cricket news surrounding Adil Rashid, Bairstow choose to stay in the middle, rather than take sides. He said, “With everyone getting behind him, everyone is really excited. You guys saw him in that one-day series so hopefully, we can emulate some of the skills he showed and put on a show there.
Bairstow believes that the experience of white-ball cricket will help Adil Rashid in test cricket
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