Bairstow to take gloves throughout second XI return for Yorkshire


England batter Jonny Bairstow will make a second XI return for Yorkshire this coming week and is about to maintain wicket for a part of the sport.

Tykes coach Ottis Gibson gave an replace on Bairstow’s health after a rain-affected draw at Sussex concluded on Sunday, and revealed he’ll play in opposition to Nottinghamshire’s second string.

“Jonny goes to play this week in opposition to Notts at Headingley within the twos,” stated Gibson. “We’ll go and take a look at him and see how he goes.”

Bairstow hit 4 sensible centuries for England final summer time however he has not performed since struggling a freak accident on the golf course final September, and has needed to watch as county colleague Harry Brook cemented himself within the quantity 5 spot in England’s batting order.

Jonny Bairstow celebrates a century against New Zealand last summer
Jonny Bairstow was within the type of his life for England earlier than struggling a horror damage (Mike Egerton/PA)

Bairstow has indicated he wish to resume wicketkeeping duties as and when he does return to the Yorkshire XI – giving him one other route again into the England aspect.

Gibson continued: “He’s had such a protracted lay-off, so it’s a health evaluation for him to see what his capability is and what he can do on the sphere in phrases operating round within the outfield or standing behind the stumps.

“He’ll in all probability do each to see which one he’s most comfy with.”

England’s one-off Take a look at in opposition to Eire, beginning on June 1, has lengthy been earmarked for Bairstow’s worldwide comeback, with an eagerly-awaited Ashes collection in opposition to Australia to observe.

Yorkshire have LV= County Championship fixtures in opposition to Glamorgan from Might 4 and Durham per week later to supply him additional match motion beforehand.



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