Jonny Bairstow was one of the few bright sparks for the SunRisers Hyderabad in IPL 2021 before the tournament got halted prematurely.
In 7 outings, Bairstow had smoked 248 runs at an average of 41.33 and a blistering strike rate of 141.71 with two 50+ scores.
However, it is looking unlikely that Bairstow will join SRH for the UAE leg of the IPL. The reasons are twofold.
- England is likely to lock horns with Bangladesh and Pakistan in white-ball fixtures at the same time.
- England Cricket director Ashley Giles has made it clear that no English player will be allowed to feature in the UAE leg of the IPL even if the players are rested for the aforementioned rubbers.