Eng­land’s Bairstow picks World Cup glory

Daily Mirror (Sri Lanka) - - SPORTS -

Eng­land bats­man Jonny Bairstow said he would rather win the 50-overs World Cup than the Ashes se­ries against Aus­tralia if he was given the chance to claim only one.

The World Cup re­turns to Eng­land and Wales af­ter 20 years and Bairstow said Eng­land de­served to win their maiden ti­tle af­ter all the hard work they had put in over the past two years to become the num­ber one ranked one-day team.

“I am go­ing

(to pick the)

World Cup be­cause it’s been so long since we’ve had an op­por­tu­nity to win one,” Bairstow told Sky Sports. “I think that the amount of work that has gone into this group of players over the last cou­ple of years, build­ing and build­ing, I firmly be­lieve we’ve put an amount of ef­fort in that gives us the best chance. “Guys have worked day in, day out, tak­ing their games to places that they weren’t at 18 months, two years ago. That’s from the vi­sion Morgs (Eng­land cap­tain Eoin Mor­gan) has had and the way we are play­ing our one-day cricket.”

Jonny Bairstow

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