Sri Lanka wicketkeeper Dickwella likes a chat! 💬💬💬
He has teased Bairstow for being “dropped”, hailed Lawrence’s play against spin – and asked Root for a bat!
— Ishrath Imtiaz (@IshrathImtiaz) January 24, 2021
England batsman Johnny Bairstow has not been included in England’s squad for the first two Tests against India.
Bairstow who batted at number three in this series against Sri Lanka, was dismissed for just 27 runs on the third day of the second Test. Sri Lankan wicketkeeper Niroshan Dickwella also played a part in the dismissal distracting Bairstow.
In the 35th over of the match, Dikwela splashed on Bairstow and it was also successful. “Why you were removed from the tour of India, you are the best player in the team after the captain and will play in the IPL,” Dickwela told Bairstow. In the next over, Bairstow was out off Lasith Ambuldenia.
"Why drop him (Bairstow) why drop him, he's the best player after the captain" "He's been dropped for the India tour" – Dikwella (behind the stumps) pic.twitter.com/r6VWc331pc
— cric sl (@cricslvideo) January 24, 2021