Daily Mail UK – Jonny Bairstow on Friday gave a ringing endorsement to Test cricket as he vowed to buck what is becoming a worrying trend towards the white-ball game.

Summary

  • Jonny Bairstow on Friday gave a ringing endorsement to Test cricket as he vowed to buck what is becoming a worrying trend towards the white-ball game.
  • Nobody has worked harder than Bairstow to play in all three formats for England, turning himself into a world-class keeper as well as batsman in Test cricket and now earning a regular 50-over place at the top of the order.
  • And there will be no following a path that has seen, with Adil Rashid, Alex Hales and Reece Topley all turning their backs on the traditional form of the game, Test and first-class cricket coming under threat like rarely before.
  • ‘I have put a lot of time and effort into my game in both red and white-ball cricket and I want to play all three formats for England.
  • Bairstow impressed the MCC world cricket committee last year with his passion for the longer game when he made a presentation to them about the need to protect the primacy of Test cricket.


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