So here we are going to talk about the 2 flamboyant wicketkeepers who played for England cricket team. These extremely talented lad are in race to become the best keeper of England at current time. Not only intense this, there is also a intense competition for a place in Test Squad as only one out of these 2 could get a chance to play in the playing XI. So here we will discuss who deserves a place in England Test XI.
In test team nowadays you need a wicketkeeper who can bat well also or who has ability to perform in pressure circumstances as well as the player who could keep the wickets for a long time and must not compromise on wicket keeping abilities.
Jos Buttler is a hard-hitting batsman and a wicketKeeper, Jos Buttler, is viewed as a player who has everything to prevail in the shorter organizations of the game. Buttler has developed in stature as far back as he was given a reliable keep running by the selectors. In the ODI arrangement against Sri Lanka at home, Buttler scored his maiden ODI ton off only 61 balls, it is the speediest hundred by an England batsman.
At the point when Matt Prior ventured down from the Test side after the misfortune to India at Lord’s, Buttler was drafted in and given a presentation in Southampton. He scored 85 in his initially Test. Lately however, his shape in the 50-over arrangement has been uninterested. He had played 18 test matches averaging only 31 with 6 half centuries although his limited over stats are phenomenal as he is seen as a destructive player in current times. His temperament in unlimited overs format hasn’t been quite well. His technique of playing unorthodox shots doesn’t suits test cricket.
Coming onto Jonny Bairstow, he is a complete unlimited format specialized batsman who could play up the order while keeping wickets. His coolness and freshness adds to his quality of playing colorful shots and his consistency of playing shows his remarkable talent. He had played 40 test matches averaging almost 41 scoring 3 tons and 15 half centuries in pressure conditions, most of the time saved his sinking ship.
Bairstow supreme performance in county season also helped him to seal a place in test squad. By the time he had developed his weakness into his strong zones like playing against short balls. He is a quality batsman which is needed in England batting order as he could provide more stability to it. He had been hardly underperformed as he most of the times meet expectations due to his versatility.
So we can conclude that there is no doubt that Jonny Bairstow is a right contender for the place in England test squad as his rich skills makes him eligible for this place. Talking about Jos buttler, we know that jos is an exceptionally talented batsman who could play a good innings when needed but his consistency is a issue. He could play as a wicketkeeper in the squad after Jonny but I think then it would be overloaded batting order and it would take England to unbalanced test side. He should continue to be the first choice wicket keeper in limited overs format for England as his explosive batting makes him capable of this job.