Published: Mon, July 23, 2018
Sport | By Patty Hardy

Our morale is high: Jonny Bairstow

Our morale is high: Jonny Bairstow

It promises to be a busy year in terms of worldwide cricket at Headingley, with Yorkshire will also staging four World Cup fixtures across June and July, hosting Afghanistan, England, India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and West Indies.

"He wants the ball all the time".

Before Ireland's landmark visit for their first ever Test match against England, Pakistan will play five one-day internationals (ODIs) against England in preparation for the ICC Cricket World Cup, which takes place later that summer.

England spinners were instrumental in the team's ODI series triumph over India while Adil Rashid, in particular, impressed one and all with his magical delivery to dismiss Indian captain Virat Kohli. Yadav took 14 wickets in five matches during the limited-overs' leg. The 819 he had after the Brisbane ODI against Australia earlier this year, when he followed up his 91 not out in Melbourne with 46 not, remains his best.

Jonny Bairstow feels it is "unfair" to compare the form of England's ODI and Test teams, but also thinks that the one-day series win over India can help his team in the longest format.

England's schedule for the Ashes and a pre-Cricket World Cup series with Pakistan has been confirmed.

Pakistan will be England's first opponent of the home global season next year, with their tour featuring five one-day internationals (ODI) and one Twenty20, as both countries prepare for the 50-overs World Cup starting on May 30.

Saha picked up the problem playing in the domestic Indian Premier League (IPL) Twenty20 tournament, an injury that also ruled him out of a one-off test against Afghanistan last month. He probably wants to right that wrong. You play against the same team over and over again, it can present different challenges - that constant improvement has been brilliant since Trent Bridge.

"(Reconsidering) is a decision he's got to make. "So I am hoping for the best", Tendulkar said. "Instead, that will play into India's hands to be honest because 80 percent of the batsmen haven't played against Kuldeep yet", he added. With his ability to swing the ball, he was going to be very critical to India's scheme of things during the Test series. Rohit Sharma, however, stayed at No.4, with his 137 not out in the first ODI helping his cause. "So when India win.It can sometimes mess up the middle order because they don't get so many balls on the bat", he explained.

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