Published:7 December 2020
Australian franchise Melbourne Stars announced that Jonny Bairstow from England has withdrawn from the forthcoming Big Bash League (BBL) campaign after he was recalled for international duty.
The BBL 2020/21 will start on 10th On December, and after Christmas, the 31-year-old wicketkeeper-batsman was scheduled to make his tournament debut.
But Jonny Bairstow is now expected to be called up to the Test squad for the England tour of Sri Lanka in January 2021.
David Hussey, Melbourne Stars coach commented that they are disappointed that Jonny Bairstow will not be able to connect with us this season, but they wish him well on his recall and the winter tours of England.
For the Sri Lanka series, England have yet to confirm their Test squad.
After a tough 2019, Jonny Bairstow, who is currently part of the limited-overs squad in South Africa, has not played a Test match this year but scored a century in the last England Test in Sri Lanka 2 years ago.