The in-form wicketkeeper batsman of England, Jonny Bairstow said that his side is striving to neutralize the threat of Yasir Shah in the coming test matches.
“We gave him some soft wickets at Lord’s,” said Bairstow. “It will be a good challenge. There’s no reason why we can’t go into Old Trafford, into Edgbaston and into The Oval and nullify that threat.”
Jonny Bairstow has further stated that they will not panic even if they lose the second test against Pakistan that is to commence from Friday in Old Trafford, Manchester.
“I wouldn’t say panic, no — there will still be two more games to go. It wouldn’t be panic stations, at all, by any means,” Bairstow told BBC Radio 5 Live.
England has already lost the first test match of the four-match test series against Pakistan by 75 runs, it was a Men in Green’s first victory after 20 long years at the historical venue of Lord’s.
English team is looking much more equipped as their experienced pacer James Anderson, their handy allrounder Ben Stokes and the leggie, Adil Rashid are back in the ranks.
“14 into 11 doesn’t go so there’s going to be some desperately disappointed guys that miss out for those spots come Friday morning,” said Bairstow.
Baristow is hoping to get a place in the playing XI for the second test, despite being in the top form, “I’m just trying to concentrate on training and hopefully getting in that final 11 for the game on Friday,” he said. “It shows the strength in depth that we’ve got throughout all three formats of the game.”
Bairstow is hoping to intact their record at Old Trafford, “We’ve got to go out there and put the record straight,” he said. “We were slightly behind the eight ball pretty much all the way through. It’s a case of going out there, expressing ourselves and really just going out and attacking the challenge.”