IPL 2019: Jonny Bairstow To Leave For England World Cup Camp After 23 April
Sunrisers Hyderabad wicketkeeper-batsman Jonny Bairstow will leave for England’s World Cup camp after 23 April. Consequently, Bairstow who has been in sublime form for the Orange Army will play two more matches for the franchise. The right-hander has thus far scored 365 runs in the ongoing season at an average of 52.14. Furthermore, Jonny Bairstow has scored his runs with a strike rate of 153.36.
Meanwhile, Bairstow had also scored a fine hundred against Royal Challengers Bangalore. Thus, the England wicketkeeper-batsman is going to be missed by Sunrisers Hyderabad. The Orange Army away match against Chennai Super Kings will be the last match for Jonny Bairstow.
Bairstow will now play only two more games.
— SunRisers Hyderabad (@SunRisers) April 18, 2019
Consequently, Wriddhiman Saha will be expected to don the wicketkeeping gloves in the absence of Jonny Bairstow. Sunrisers Hyderabad will play their next match against Kolkata Knight Riders on 21 April.
Meanwhile, England will play five-match ODI series against Pakistan before the World Cup. Subsequently, they will play two warm-up matches against Afghanistan and Australia. England will begin their World Cup campaign against South Africa on 30th May.
“We get back after the Chennai game on April 23. Then we’ve got the World Cup camp. We then play Pakistan in the five-ODI series and then we’ve got two warm-up matches in which we play Afghanistan and Australia. And then we go into the World Cup.
“It’s a lot of cricket leading into the World Cup. And then we’ve got 5 Ashes Tests after that,” Bairstow told reporters ahead of the home game against Kolkata Knight Riders on April 21.
On the other hand, England has named their World Cup squad of 15 players. It is preliminary squad and the changes could be made to it as Jofra Archer can make the cut.
England’s Preliminary World Cup squad: Eoin Morgan (captain), Moeen Ali, Jonny Bairstow, Jos Buttler (wicketkeeper), Tom Curran, Joe Denly, Alex Hales, Liam Plunkett, Adil Rashid, Joe Root, Jason Roy, Ben Stokes, David Willey, Chris Woakes, Mark Wood.
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