Jonny Bairstow is eager to return to England’s check squad and likewise needs to assist the crew retain their 50-overs World Cup title in 2023, the 30-year-old has mentioned.
Bairstow performed the final of his 70 assessments in South Africa in December and was overlooked of final month’s house collection towards West Indies in addition to the primary check towards Pakistan, starting on Wednesday.
A check recall “is my burning ambition, but the only way I’m going to do that is to score runs, starting in this ODI series,” he informed Sky Sports after his quick-fire 82 secured England’s four-wicket victory within the second One Day International towards Ireland on Saturday in Southampton, England.
“I’m hopefully going back to Yorkshire to play two four-day games in between this and the T20s. So yeah, the journey to hopefully get back into contention for that starts here.”
An essential cog in England’s limited-overs squads, he reached his 50 towards Ireland in simply 21 deliveries – the matching the quickest by an Englishman in one-day cricket.
Bairstow reached the three,000-run milestone in one-day cricket on Saturday and has now set his sights on serving to England retain the World Cup he and his teammates gained on house soil final 12 months.
“We try to attain 4,000, we try to attain much more than that, so long as you’re contributing to the crew and taking part in the way in which we have now been over the previous couple of years.
“We’re striving to maintain pushing these boundaries ahead to 2023. That’s my subsequent bit – I need to be there in 2023 and actually pushing and see if we will retain it.”