Jonny Bairstow Aiming To Regain His England Test Spot As Specialist Wicket-Keeper
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Jonny Bairstow Aiming To Regain His England Test Spot As Specialist Wicket-Keeper

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Jonny Bairstow hit his sixth Test ton in Colombo. Image Courtesy: Getty

Jonny Bairstow, England’s swashbuckling white-ball opener, has set his eyes on reclaiming his spot in the Test side and he wants to do that as a specialist wicket-keeper.

Jos Buttler is the current wicketkeeper for England in red-ball cricket but he too has struggled with the bat in the last season while Ben Foakes is hailed as the most technically efficient of the three.

Jonny Bairstow Aiming To Regain His England Test Spot As Specialist Wicket-Keeper
Jonny Bairstow (Credits – Getty)

Bairstow has suffered a significant dip as a Test match batsman in the past two seasons and the Yorkshireman was dropped from the side following last year’s Ashes.

He sat out of the New Zealand tour last November and only played a Test in South Africa as an injury replacement for Jos Buttler.

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“I’m pleased with the way my batting has been going,” Jonny Bairstow

Jonny Bairstow Aiming To Regain His England Test Spot As Specialist Wicket-Keeper
Jonny Bairstow against India/ Getty Images

Speaking on his axing from the Test team last year, Bairstow expressed his disappointment, stating that he had not anything wrong as far as his glovework was concerned.

“I was disappointed to lose the gloves at the time,” Jonny Bairstow told British media.

“My stats were very good and I didn’t feel like I had done anything wrong with my keeping. I was getting complimented highly by people on that.” he added.

Bairstow added that he used the recent coronavirus forced break to work on his batting and keeping skills.

“I’m pleased with the way my batting has been going. There have always been challenges that have been asked — whether keeping wicket or batting in certain positions — and I’d like to think I’ve risen to those challenges.” he added.

Bairstow was recently named in the 55-man England training squad. The ‘3 Lions’ will take on West Indies in a three-match Test series, starting July 08.

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