Jonny Bairstow produced a delightful display of batting to give England a 7-wicket victory over the West Indies in the first one day international at Old Trafford.
They have constantly been in competition when it comes to taking the England wicket-keeping gloves, but Jonny Bairstow is convinced he and Lancashire’s Jos Buttler are not in a battle to stand behind the stumps.
The England dressing room is relishing the chance to see Jos Buttler back in the team and taking the game to the Sri Lankans according to Chris Woakes, who insists the Lancashire man is one of the best in the business.
‘An integral part for England’: Bairstow backs Lancashire’s Buttler, his national team wicket-keeping rival
Jos Buttler missed the start of Lancashire’s County Championship season, instead broadening his horizons with a stint for Mumbai Indians in the IPL.