Hindustan Times (Jalandhar)

England bring in Bairstow for Ballance


LONDON: Jonny Bairstow has replaced Yorkshire team-mate Gary Ballance in a 13-man England squad announced for the third Ashes Test at Edgbaston starting on July 29. Bairstow has scored five hundreds in the County Championsh­ip for reigning champions Yorkshire including 139 in their ongoing match against Worcesters­hire. He also made a match and series-winning 83 not out for England when called up in place of the injured Jos Buttler for the final ODI against New Zealand last month.

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