Not only Bairstow but all-rounder Sam Curran and pacer Mark Wood have also been remaining out of the squad.
Bairstow has been rested for the initially two Tests as element of the England and Wales Cricket Board’s (ECB) player administration plan, which stresses on offering sufficient relaxation to every English cricketer in a packed calendar calendar year, which contains 17 Checks and the ICC T20 Environment Cup.
The 40-12 months-previous said a acquire against India is related to a victory versus arch- rivals Australia and urged the selectors to play the two Stuart Broad and James Anderson.
“Big debate on no matter whether ENG have picked their best group to perform India in the 1st Exam. Profitable IN India is as good a feeling as profitable in Aus. It really is disrespectful to ENG enthusiasts & also @BCCI to NOT participate in your finest crew. Bairstow has to play! Broad/Anderson have to participate in,” Pietersen tweeted.
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— Kevin Pietersen🦏 (@KP24) 1611473895000
In another tweet, Pieterson stated the finest players would not want to overlook the opportunity to participate in versus an in-type Indian staff at household, while suggesting gamers can be rested right after the Indian Premier League.
“The Ideal England players will want to enjoy as lots of game titles as doable against India, in India. Decide on THEM! Then they go to IPL & make all the things they should have. Cash is king for every sportsman. They’re a business! They can have a crack soon after that!”
The Finest England players will want to participate in as numerous game titles as possible in opposition to India, in India. Decide THEM! Then th… https://t.co/mMgRfMTxk5
— Kevin Pietersen🦏 (@KP24) 1611474225000
India and England are scheduled to participate in 4 Tests, five T20Is and a few ODIs. The tour will commence with the to start with Test, starting off February 5 in Chennai.
England’ squad: Joe Root (Yorkshire) (captain), Jofra Archer (Sussex), Moeen Ali (Worcestershire), James Anderson (Lancashire), Dom Bess (Yorkshire), Stuart Wide (Nottinghamshire), Rory Burns (Surrey), Jos Buttler (Lancashire), Zak Crawley (Kent), Ben Foakes (Surrey), Dan Lawrence (Essex), Jack Leach (Somerset), Dom Sibley (Warwickshire), Ben Stokes (Durham), Olly Stone (Warwickshire), Chris Woakes (Warwickshire).Reserves: James Bracey (Gloucestershire), Mason Crane (Hampshire), Saqib Mahmood (Lancashire), Matthew Parkinson (Lancashire), Ollie Robinson (Sussex), Amar Virdi (Surrey).