England wicketkeeper-batsman Jonny Bairstow admits it is totally unjust to compare the form of England’s One-day with the Test side. But he feels their 50-over series win can help the team in the longer format.
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Meanwhile, England plays a five-match Test series against India commencing on August 1 at Edgbaston.
The Three Lions will be high on confidence following their 2-1 win in the ODI series. As a result, they have extended their lead at the top of the ICC rankings and have stamped their authority as the hot favourites for next year’s World Cup scheduled at their backyard.
However, it is a different story for the Test team which is placed in the fifth spot. They have failed to win any of their last three series with just a solitary victory But Bairstow, who is a vital cog of both sides, feels it will be unfair to judge both the teams.
“I think it’s a bit unfair to say ‘The one-day team’s doing this, the Test team’s doing that’ – the one-day team’s been together and pretty stable for the last couple of years now,” he said to Sky Sports.
“I can tell you when we step on the field at Edgbaston there’ll be a lot of excitement, passion and hunger to go out and win,” he added.
Jonny Bairstow admitted they will take the confidence into the Test series but revealed that it will be a different ball game. It would be interesting to see how the gloveman would step up for the Three Lions.
“We will take confidence from that into the Test team but at the same time, it’s something that we know with Test cricket is completely different. It’s a different formula, a different game and different personnel within the team,” he concluded.