Rest­ing Jonny is point­less

The Cricket Paper - - COMMENT & VIEWS - MAL­COLM WATSON, BERK­SHIRE

FOL­LOW­ING the de­ci­sion to rest Joe Root and Jonny Bairstow from play­ing for York­shire, their lack of cricket can­not have helped their dis­ap­point­ing per­for­mances when they were al­lowed to play in the re­cent match against Hamp­shire.

No won­der An­drew Strauss is be­ing re­ferred to in York­shire as ‘The Hand­i­cap­per’. He could fur­ther en­hance this role if Gary Bal­lance, the Cham­pi­onship’s lead­ing run-scorer and av­er­ag­ing 127, was picked for the Tests. Ed­i­tor’s re­ply: It was point­less keep­ing Bairstow away from York­shire duty. But it shows Eng­land’s in­ten­tions for the Cham­pi­ons Tro­phy that they are des­per­ate to avoid injuries.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from UK

© PressReader. All rights reserved.