Ben Foakes took around the maintaining obligations in Jonny Bairstow’s absence. © Getty
England have seemingly dodged a bullet with wicketkeeper Jonny Bairstow returning behind the stumps soon after an damage scare on working day 1 of the tour video game towards the Cricket Australia XI in Townsville.
Just soon after lunch, Bairstow took a ball on the bounce from paceman Chris Woakes soon after it was remaining by batsman Ryan Gibson and promptly appeared to be in ache. Bairstow acquired lengthy treatment on his remaining hand from England’s physio and eventually remaining the subject.
On the other hand, he re-emerged on the subject soon after England officers verified Bairstow had suffered just a bruising to his center finger on his remaining hand. Ben Foakes, England’s reserve ‘keeper, took the gloves for about an hour for the duration of Bairstow’s absence.
It was welcome information for England soon after a nightmare damage scourge to start their tour. The holidaymakers had just regained critical allrounder Moeen Ali soon after he had skipped the opening two tour game titles with a facet pressure. Paceman Steven Finn has currently been despatched property soon after struggling a knee damage and speedy Jake Ball sustained ankle ligament injury towards the CA XI in Adelaide past 7 days but is envisioned to be in good shape for the 1st Test.
The 4-working day match in Townsville is England’s past heat-up match before the 1st Ashes Test commences on November 23.
* Short article current at 09:33 IST