The 30-year-old said that Jonny Bairstow is keen to return to England’s test lineup and hopes to help the team maintain more than 50 World Cup titles in 2023.
Bairstow played the last of 70 games in South Africa in December and was excluded from last month’s home game against the West Indies and the first game against Pakistan, which took place on Wednesday. Start.
A test recall “is my burning ambition, but the only way I’m going to do that is to score runs, starting in this ODI series,” he told Sky Sports after his quick-fire 82 secured England’s four-wicket victory in the second One Day International against Ireland on Saturday in Southampton, England.
“I’m hopefully going back to Yorkshire to play two four-day games in between this and the T20s. So yeah, the journey to hopefully get back into contention for that starts here.”
He is an important member of England’s limited game. He has reached 50 games against Ireland in 21 games, which is the fastest in a day of British cricket.
Bairstow reached the 3,000-mile milestone in a one-day cricket match on Saturday and now he has his sights set on helping England retain the World Cup that he and his teammates won in their home country last year.
“We try and reach 4,000, we try and reach even more than that, as long as you’re contributing to the team and playing the way we have been over the last few years.
“We’re striving to keep pushing those boundaries forward to 2023. That’s my next bit – I want to be there in 2023 and really pushing and see if we can retain it.”