Ben Foakes ready to leave his place for Jonny Bairstow
By Sandy - Nov 10, 2018 3:51 pm
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After having a dream Test debut, English wicketkeeper-batsman Ben Foakes has claimed that he has no problem to stepping down for Jonny Bairstow who is likely to return in the next game.

Ben Foakes

The 25-year-old English right-handed wicketkeeper-batsman Ben Foakes recently made his international cricket debut in the first Test of three-match Test series against the hosts Sri Lanka at Galle. In his first Test innings, Foakes rescued his team and hit a brilliant century (107) that led his team for a great victory by 211 runs. Apart from that century, Foakes also played a quick-fire 37 runs knock in the second innings and also won the Player of the Match award for his brilliant performances.

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However, Foakes’ place is still in danger as Jonny Bairstow is recovering from the injury and he is likely to return to the national squad in the next Test at Kandy, which will begin on November 14. But Foakes is happy to give up his place for Bairstow.

Jonny Bairstow

After the first Test, Foakes said, “Jonny, I think, will be fit. I guess he’s the number one and if I play one game I’m quite happy with that one.”

Foakes further added that he has a special feeling for his dream Test debut and no-one can take away this feeling.

He said on this, “The big thing for me is just making my debut and being able to say I’m an England Test cricketer. Regardless of what’s happened, that’s such a special feeling that no-one can take away. To be honest if you asked me two weeks ago, I was having six months off, so to be sat here now is unbelievable.”

Foakes said that there is a good environment inside the team as everyone wants everyone to do well and there is no hard feeling in the squad on the playing XI.

The 25-year-old added, “It’s such a good team environment to walk into. Everyone wants everyone to do well. You can understand in some teams there’s different guys going for different spots, but there’s none of that.”