Jonny Bairstow on Friday announced on social media that he’d not be a part of upcoming cricket fixtures in the coming months. The reason Jonny gave was due to a freak leg injury while playing a round of Golf in Leeds. This announcement will definitely be a hard pill to digest for England as they’ll have their star opener warming the benches that too in his home during the upcoming ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022 in Australia.
In the ongoing series of England against South Africa, Ben Duckett has been added to the England squad for the series-deciding Test. Bairstow’s replacement for the T20 World Cup will be announced in due course.
ECB releases a statement
“Bairstow sustained a lower limb injury in a freak accident whilst playing golf on Friday in Leeds. He will see a specialist next week to ascertain the full extent of the injury. Nottinghamshire batter Ben Duckett has been added to the Test squad for the LV= Insurance third Test at the Kia Oval starting next Thursday. A further announcement will be made in due course on who will replace Bairstow in England’s ICC Men’s T20 World Cup squad.”ECB announced on Twitter
Jonny Bairstow had scored six Test hundreds since January, including twin hundreds in the one-off Test against India at Edgbaston. The batter shared an update on his injury with an Instagram post.
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