Keaton Jennings Will be a Bit Nervous – Trevor Bayliss
England opener Keaton Jennings will have sleepless nights at the moment. Even though his side recently wrapped up the Test series against India, his spot is under threat. The opener had a regular home series where he failed to reach the fifty-run mark even once. England will now travel to Sri Lanka, and the squad is yet to get announced.
However, England head coach, Trevor Bayliss stated Jennings would be anxious to know whether he will make the cut for the tour to the Island nation or not.
Initially, the batter scored a hundred against India on debut in Mumbai but failed to capitalise after that. According to former England skipper Naseer Hussain, Jennings shouldn’t be picked for the series against Sri Lanka.
Keaton Jennings’ strong game against spin
However, his skill-set, especially against spin, might work in his favour. The southpaw hasn’t scored a ton in the last couple of years.
“I’m sure he will be a bit nervous about which way it will go. He scored runs in India on spinning wickets, and I’m sure that will be in his favour,” British media quoted Bayliss as saying.
“But he is a big boy. He knows runs on the board count as well. All of those points will have to be discussed, and I can’t say at this stage or another whether he will go or not,” he added.
England will play five ODIs and a lone T20I game ahead of the Test series. The visitors will be without the service of Alastair Cook for the first time in over a decade. The 33-year-old called time on his career and played his last game against India at The Oval.
The left-hander scored 71 and 147 to earn a fitting farewell. He will be seen playing County cricket in the upcoming season for Essex.
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