Jonny Bairstow is in a race against time to be fit for England’s two-Test series in New Zealand in February after slipping on a golf course earlier this year.
Johnny Bairstow Struggling to be fit for England’s two-Test series in New Zealand in February After breaking his leg in a freak golf accident in September.
It was originally thought that Bairstow could only miss the rest of 2022, and while England also travel to Bangladesh for a white-ball series in March, it is understood that the likely date for his return is the Indian Premier League. is in the team. Premier League Later that month, that’s when he hopes to resume ties with the Punjab Kings.
Assuming Bairstow is not ready to take the field against New Zealand at Mount Maunganui on February 16, the gloves are set to go up with Ben Foakes, who missed the first two Tests. Pakistan through a mixture of illness and selection issues, but reclaimed the wicketkeeping role from stand-in Ollie Pope, and helped Harry Brook save England’s first innings during a sixth wicket stand of 117 on Sunday.
Jonny Bairstow in race to be fit for England’s two-Test tour of New Zealand
Bairstow was one of the driving forces of England’s baseball revolution during the summer, scoring 589 runs from 578 balls in five innings against New Zealand and India – including four centuries. This saw him score six Test centuries in 2022, the most equaled by an England player in a calendar year.
Hours after being selected in England’s T20 World Cup squad, he would have broken his left leg and dislocated his ankle if he had not tripped on his way to a tee box at Pannal Golf Club near Harrogate. could be the owner of
Given the success of both Brook and Pope in Pakistan, Bairstow’s eventual return will leave the selectors with a headache, with Fox potentially under pressure once again.
The batsman (R) was one of the early masters of the aggressive style adopted by Ben Stokes (L) and Brendon McCullum