Edgbaston | “their form of life” is a word that Jonny Bairstow Currently showing for England. Bairstow is currently batting on auto-pilot mode and is in no mood to stop. No matter what the opposition, no matter the ground or any condition, Jonny Bairstow believes in getting England out of tough situations. Around last year, when India toured England for their red-ball series, the English batsmen struggled especially against Jonny Bairstow. Jasprit Bumrah Who is leading the Indian team in the fifth test match being played at Edgbaston.
Courtesy the 222-run stand between Pant and Jadeja, India crossed the 400-run mark, which was always going to be a challenge for the English side. Vishal Kul didn’t trouble England as their hopes were pinned on form Joe Root He scored two centuries in his Test series against New Zealand before India toured the United Kingdom. The Indian pace battery fired all guns blazing and put the English batsmen in all sorts of trouble.
With the likes of their man in the form of Jack Crawley, Alex Lees and Joe Root, England sent their nightwatchman Jack Leach as a defensive measure that did not last very long. Jonny Bairstow joined skipper Stokes and both played very carefully till the end of the day’s play.
The third day started in a similar fashion with both Stokes and Bairstow being extremely cautious and cautious with spells from Shami and Bumrah. After some time, former Indian captain Virat Kohli There was some fiery verbal exchange between and Jonny Bairstow and as a result, Jonny Bairstow started toning the ball in all corners of the park. The legendary Punjab Kings captain was not at all impressed by the fall of Stokes’ wicket and smashed a ton which put his team in a better place.
When England chase in the second innings, Bairstow’s batting ability will decide which way the match goes.
England Playing XI: Alex Lees, Jack Crowley, Ollie Pope, Joe Root, Jonny Bairstow, Ben Stokes, Sam Billings, Matty Potts, Stuart Broad, Jack Leach, James Anderson