New Delhi. England’s dashing wicket-keeper batsman Jonny Bairstow has made a spectacular comeback on the cricket field after almost 8 months. Bairstow, who injured his ankle while playing golf last year, scored a blistering 97 on the cricket field after 241 days. The 33-year-old Bairstow played this brilliant inning against Nottinghamshire while playing for the Yorkshire Second XI team. Bairstow is the same player who was signed by Punjab Kings for 6.75 crores. Now the question is whether Bairstow, who returned to the field after being fit, will play for Punjab Kings in the remaining matches of IPL 2023? So let us tell you.
Actually, Johnny Bairstow will no longer be able to play for Punjab Kings this season of IPL (IPL 2023). This is because the Punjab Kings had added Matthew Short of Australia as a replacement in place of Bairstow a few days ago. Short is currently showing his mettle in the IPL on behalf of the Punjab Kings. With the arrival of Short, Bairstow can no longer play in the 16th edition of IPL.
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Johnny Bairstow played an inning of 97 runs in 88 balls.
Bairstow hit 13 fours and 2 sixes in 88 balls in the return match. According to Yorkshire coach Tom Smith, Bairstow was a bit nervous in the return match. When he took his first run, we all laughed. Bairstow played his last T20 match in July. Due to injury, he could not even play T20 World Cup. He started training in February after the injury.
Bairstow scored 253 runs in IPL 2022
Johnny Bairstow’s fitness is a good sign for the England team. England has to play a Test match against Ireland in the coming June. After this, the English team, captained by Ben Stokes, will host Australia at home in the Ashes series in June itself. In such a situation, Bairstow’s fitness before the Ashes series is good news for the English team. Right-handed batsman Johnny Bairstow scored a total of 253 runs in 11 innings at a strike rate of 145 in the 15th season of IPL. During this, 2 half-centuries also came out of his bat.
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Tags: IPL 2023, Jonny Bairstow, Punjab Kings
FIRST PUBLISHED : April 27, 2023, 16:02 IST