ENG vs NZ 1st ODI: Why is Jonny Bairstow not playing England vs New Zealand first ODI?

Updated on: Sep 8, 2023 5:09 pm IST

why jonny bairstow not playing ENG vs NZ 1st ODI

England’s explosive batsman, Jonny Bairstow, will be conspicuously absent from the lineup in the upcoming 1st ODI against New Zealand.

Why is Jonny Bairstow not playing ENG vs NZ 1st ODI?

England’s captain, Jos Buttler, confirmed this unfortunate development during the toss. He revealed that  the reason behind his absence of Jonny Bairstow is a shoulder injury he sustained during the T20I series. Bairstow’s absence is undoubtedly a significant blow for England.

Jonny Bairstow is a batting powerhouse, known for his explosive strokeplay and ability to take the game away from the opposition in a matter of overs. His absence from the batting order leaves a considerable void in terms of firepower. Bairstow’s ability to adapt to different situations and his knack for accelerating the run rate make him a crucial asset in limited-overs cricket.

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England Playing XI for ENG vs NZ 1st ODI

Dawid Malan, Harry Brook, Joe Root, Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler(c & wk), Liam Livingstone, Chris Woakes, David Willey, Gus Atkinson, Adil Rashid, Reece Topley

Bench: Jason Roy, Jonny Bairstow, Moeen Ali, Sam Curran, Mark Wood, Brydon Carse

New Zealand Playing XI for ENG vs NZ 1st ODI

Devon Conway, Will Young, Henry Nicholls, Daryl Mitchell, Tom Latham (c & wk), Glenn Phillips, Rachin Ravindra, Kyle Jamieson, Matt Henry, Tim Southee, Lockie Ferguson

Bench: Finn Allen, Mitchell Santner, Trent Boult, Adam Milne

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