Sport 24 – Cape Town – England wicketkeeper Jonny Bairstow said the tourists were “content, relaxed and excited” as the first Test of the Ashes in Australia draws closer.

Summary

  • Cape Town – England wicketkeeper Jonny Bairstow said the tourists were “content, relaxed and excited” as the first Test of the Ashes in Australia draws closer.
  • The visitors arrived in Brisbane on Sunday ahead of the first Test, that stars at the GABBA on Thursday, after completing their final warm-up match in Townsville on Saturday.
  • England were kept out in the field for the entire final day against a Cricket Australia XI on Saturday, only taking one wicket, but Bairstow says they will be ready come Thursday.
  • Asked to sum up the mood in the camp a few days from the first Test, Bairstow said: “Content, relaxed, excited.
  • Bairstow said on Stokes: “It would be amazing if Stokesy comes out here, he’s a fantastic cricketer.


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