Jonny Bairstow did not make it happen to become part of England’s 13-man squad, however, all chances did not close on him to take part in the Test cricket. Chief selector Ed Smith confirmed that it is the most suitable choice for the 30-year-old to make his presence in the white-ball bio-bubble during this cricket season unlike any other cricket players.
Smith admitted that it was quite rare and not normal for any squads to pick their players during the outbreak of this pandemic. This is also the reason why a lot of first-class cricket players were absent from the list as they had to bear a lot of other things apart from just simply competing in their minds. “That also meant that there would be a greater reward for players who performed well in England’s 3-1 series victory in South Africa. Jos Buttler, who is the “man in possession” of the ‘keeping gloves and to whom England extend “full support, is also one of them.”
“No one doubts he’s a very good cricketer across formats for England. No doors are closed for Jonny,” Smith shared his viewpoint. He said that the organizers all know the ability as well as what they can do in Test cricket, as well as considered how talented he is in all forms of the game. It’s also the case that we are where we were. As the Covid-19 has been getting worse and caused a lot of cancellation for cricket world, Jos Buttler would the man in possession – still is the man in possession. They will continue giving their full support as England’s ‘keeper-batsman. Ben Foakes is now the deputy on the Sri Lanka tour.
Bairstow, who is a player of a 30-man cricket training group in Southampton, revealed to have his reb-ball stocks on display recently.