Bairstow plans to rejoin and reclaim the gloves in England Test squad.
Last year, Bairstow was dropped from the England Test Squad and was replaced by Jos Buttler who played as a wicketkeeper. Fortunately, he made a brief return to the side as a specialist batsman during the first Test in South Africa to replace Ollie Pope who is unfit to play.
A couple of weeks ago, he was named in England’s 55-man training squad and is hoping to earn a recall. The squad will name 30 players who will join in the upcoming Test series.
However, there are doubts about keeping him as a wicketkeeper because he did not perform that well during the previous season. His average is only about 17.55 across five Tests without scoring a half-century. Nevertheless, Bairstow is keen to reclaim his spot.
‘Over a period of time, I've been really happy with my keeping. My stats are very good. So there's no reason why that isn't an area I want to be coming back into’, Bairstow stated. ‘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’.
‘When you think about getting back in you can only be judged on your past 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’, Bairstow added.
Bairstow will continue his training in Durham in preparation for the upcoming Test series against the West Indies in July. To learn more about Tests, check out Betwala.
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