Jonny Bairstow desperate to get back gloves
England Wicket-keeper Jonny Bairstow has expressed his desire of reclaiming the Test keeping spot once again in the upcoming Test series. He feels that he is “really happy” with his performance behind the wickets.
“Over a period of time, I have been really happy with my keeping. That was the part of my game which, at the start of my career, people questioned. But people have stopped speaking about it over the last couple of years,” ESPNcricinfo quoted Bairstow as saying.
“My stats are very good. So there’s no reason why that isn’t an area I want to be coming back into. I was disappointed to lose the gloves at the time. 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 left out in England’s Test squad which toured New Zealand at the end of last year and Jos Buttler was replaced in his place as wicketkeeper.
Bairstow has been named in England’s 55-man training squad and England will pick a squad of around 30 men for the Test series against West Indies. Although the number will be reducing until the start of the series. But the English cricketer is hoping to get into the team as he said,
“When you think about getting back in, you can only be judged on your last performances and I like to think they were good. I hope they will get me back in the side as long as I score enough runs.”
The three- match Test series will be the return of international cricket after the COVID-19 pandemic. The first Test between West Indies and England will begin on July 8 on Wednesday.