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Jonny Bairstow Organizes Golf Outing For England Team During Test Series Break
By CricShots - Feb 29, 2024 5:44 pm
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As the fifth and final Test between India and England approaches in Dharamshala on March 7, the English team is making the most of the break between the fourth and fifth Tests. Some of the English players, led by star wicketkeeper-batsman Jonny Bairstow, decided to utilize their free time by playing golf in Bengaluru, with players like Mark Wood, Ben Stokes, Shoaib Bashir, and Ben Foakes opting for Chandigarh as their base.

Jonny Bairstow
Jonny Bairstow

This self-funded golf trip comes as part of the team’s strategy to unwind and recharge ahead of the crucial Test match. While some players chose golf for relaxation, others have different plans, emphasizing the diverse preferences within the team.

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The ongoing Test series has been eventful, with India securing victories in the second, third, and fourth Tests, thereby claiming the series. The turnaround for India was significant after a challenging start in Hyderabad, where England emerged victorious in the opening Test led by Ben Stokes.

 

In terms of the series itself, India has already secured victory by winning the second, third, and fourth Tests, making the fifth Test more of a formality. The series began on a challenging note for India, losing the first Test in Hyderabad to Ben Stokes-led England. However, the home team showcased resilience and mounted a remarkable comeback, winning three consecutive matches and clinching the series.

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Having suffered three consecutive defeats, England aims to salvage some pride and potentially secure a consolation win in Dharamshala. The fifth Test will be an opportunity for both teams to assess their strategies and players ahead of future challenges in international cricket.