After Jonny Bairstow’s substandard performance in the recently concluded Test series against India, former skipper Michael Vaughan felt that Bairstow would be axed from England’s Test squad. In four innings he has scored 28 batting at no 3. Out of these four innings, three times he could not even open his account.
“Jonny Bairstow is gone from this Test team. I can’t see him batting at three in England this summer or in Australia this winter. I don’t think there are really many positives to take from this tour,” Vaughan was quoted by ‘Express’.
Bairstow’s dismal performance in Test cricket would cost his place in the squad.
“The only ones are that Joe Root, James Anderson and Ben Stokes remain up there among the best players in the world. Jack Leach has enhanced his reputation a bit as well.”
Vaughan also suggested England to concentrate more on Test cricket and only on limited-over formats.
“These four games should have been the pinnacle and the priority for England in this part of the year, not the white-ball game.
“There have been tight moments in all three of the Tests that India have won, but India have managed to take back control of the match very quickly in all three – often in the space of an hour.”