Jonny Bairstow tells his ‘white’ jersey in 1st ODI

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Jonny Bairstow has opened up about his various jersey in the first ODI against India, describe that it was a case of simple lack of communication.

While the break of the England players in the opening game in Pune had their names and figures written in blue, Jonny Bairstow’s had his information in white.

In a virtual interview on Wednesday, the 31-year-old explained the anomaly, saying in this context:

“It was purely because it got patched up over here rather than in England. It was a miscommunication. They patched it up, the number and lettering in the same colour as the T20 numbers. That was as simple as it was.”

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Jonny Bairstow was in grand touch on Tuesday, with the opener almost missing out on a century. He scored 94 runs off 66 balls before receiving dismissed by Shardul Thakur while attempting a pull.

He was one of the few England batsmen who got going in the first game, with the rest of the player’s trouble to get going as the visitors imploded after a high-spirited start.

Jonny Bairstow happy about his batting effort

After trouble in the Test series, Jonny Bairstow has returned to form during the white-ball leg of the journey. Jonny Bairstow averaged 39.33 while batting at no. 4 in the T20I series, with the batsman support his side wrap up two-run chases.
Despite returning to the beginning slot for the ODI series, Jonny Bairstow is glad to hear from his middle-order face. He said in this regard:
“I am happy with it (his performances in India). I was there at the end of it in two of the games. I think if you’re batting at 4, to be there in two of the games, I am pretty happy with how it is going. It is great to be developing the skills because like you say it is a slightly different role. But at the same time, it is a good role to be in because you have an opportunity to be there at the end, winning games.”

 

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