Jonny Bairstow Axed From England Squad

Ravi Sharma

Ravi Sharma

Author 2019-09-24 12:56:47

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Joe Root has flexed his captaincy muscles and axed the misfiring Jonny Bairstow from his Test team.

The 69-times capped Bairstow has been left reeling at the news that he must 'reset and work on a few things' if he is to continue as part of the Test team in future.

Ultimately he has paid the price for a mediocre Ashes campaign with the bat and this is where the captain and the selectors are looking for a reaction.

Bairstow's form with the bat in Test cricket has been in decline over the past two years, while his white-ball form has skyrocketed culminating in his impact at the World Cup.

National selector Ed Smith called Bairstow with the news before revealing the full squad at Lord's and said: “Jonny is one of our pre-eminent white-ball players and there's no doubt about that.

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