Jonny Bairstow is eager to return to England’s take a look at squad and likewise needs to assist the team retain their 50-overs World Cup title in 2023, the 30-year-old has said.
Bairstow performed the last of his 70 checks in South Africa in December and was neglected of last month’s house series towards West Indies in addition to the primary take a look at towards Pakistan, starting on Wednesday.
A take a look at 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 important 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 last year.
“We try and reach 4,000, we try and reach even more than that, as long as you’re contributing to the team and playing the way we have been over the last few years.
“We’re striving to keep pushing those boundaries forward to 2023. That’s my next bit – I want to be there in 2023 and really pushing and see if we can retain it.”