Jonny Bairstow is playing some great cricket at the moment. Bairstow recently turned the match in England’s favor with his 136 against New Zealand in the last test. His great form continues in the final test at Headingley.
Trent Boult was bowling incredibly well and England batsmen had no answers against him, but Bairstow scored another century to stabilize his team. He took matters into his own hands and made sure to remain at the crease. Jonny Bairstow reached 130 from just 126 balls at the conclusion of the second day of play, proving his great form.
Jonny Bairstow is in fine form
After Joe Root was dismissed, England was already in trouble at 21/4. Their problems grew worse when captain Ben Stokes was dismissed, followed by Ben Foakes who was dismissed at 0. Bairstow continued to play his shots despite the loss of all those wickets and punished the bowlers whenever they made even the slightest mistake.
The daring batsman, who was still unbeaten at 130 at the time of stumps, stated that he is attempting to play with a clear head and is playing his natural game in the middle.
“This is the way that I’ve always been capable of playing. I guess it’s your personality coming out. It’s just a more relaxed me at the crease, I’m not necessarily as tense. I’ve gone back to young Jonny, where I’m watching the ball and seeing the ball. There is sometimes a lot of rubbish spoken about a lot of different things, sometimes it gets into your mind and clutters it. The most important thing is me being me,” Bairstow said.
“Sometimes it’s a simple game that we complicate. We’re trying to strip that complicated nature of it back, and allow people to go out and express themselves. You can either go into your shell and bat the way people have done for years and years – try to survive against bowlers like Boult and Tim Southee when they’re bowling so well,” he added.