Jonny Bairstow walks out of the crease after dropping a short pitched ball from Cameron Green in the Lord’s Test. Alex Carey hits the ball stump and the England batsman is out.
Australia batsman Travis Head on Monday said that Jonny Bairstow “threatened” him to get stumped like Alex Carey in the first Test of the Ashes at Edgbaston. Jonny Bairstow walked out of the crease after Cameron Green dropped a short pitch ball in the second Test played at Lord’s. After this Alex Carey hit the ball on the stumps and the England batsman was dismissed. After Bairstow’s dismissal like this, both the teams are targeting each other. Meanwhile, the head has disclosed this.
Head said on a podcast, “Jonny Bairstow was stumped. I came out of the crease after the end of the over last week. I immediately put the bat in the crease and asked Johnny if he would have uprooted the stumps, he definitely went further. A footage of Bairstow attempting a similar stumping to dismiss Marnus Labuschagne is going viral.
Sheffield Shield match exemplified
Head said, “We have seen Bairstow doing this and a few times I have seen it happen.” Citing the example of the South Australia vs New South Wales Sheffield Shield match, Head said, “Tommy Cooper was coming out of the crease at the SCG. ‘Neves’ (Peter Neville) got him out.” England fast bowler Stuart Broad has targeted the Australian cricket team and referred to the sandpaper gate during the 2018 tour of South Africa.
Travis Head replied to Broad
Broad said nothing has changed since the Sandpaper Gate. Travis Head replied to Broad saying, “Stuart Broad says the whole of Australia will wake up and Pat will not be the captain… He has forgotten that our fans are very loyal and very happy with the way the Aussies are playing ”