T20 World Cup: The third Test match between England and South Africa and the T20 World Cup was ruled out for Bairstow due to Jonny Bairstow’s odd injury while playing golf, according to a “ridiculous” rumor that supposedly went about on WhatsApp. The 32-year-old later claimed he tripped over on the golf course. And will require surgery after the ECB said on Friday that Bairstow had suffered a “lower limb injury in a freak accident when playing golf.” Then a rumor surfaced that Bairstow was playing with England Test captain Ben Stokes. And the two were engaged in a high-stakes gamble. Looking for more online betting sites in India for the 2022 season? Read here.

Nevertheless, Bairstow has denied the allegations, joking that he is a “tight Yorkshireman.” And claiming that he hasn’t seen Stokes since the conclusion of the second Test against South Africa. And that he would never bet money on a round of golf.

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Ben Duckett has been included in England’s Test squad due to Bairstow’s injury. Over six years after his final four Test appearances. When batting at number five, Duckett shone for the England Lions last month. They defeated South Africa by an innings and 56 runs in a warm-up game. He scored a stunning 145 off just 168 balls.

T20 World Cup: “I Wouldn’t Play For a Cheese”: Jonny Bairstow

T20 World Cup: Jonny Bairstow Refutes Ben Stokes Rumour After 'Freak Golf Injury'
T20 World Cup: Jonny Bairstow Refutes Ben Stokes Rumour After ‘Freak Golf Injury’

“For reference re: the ridiculous voice note I’ve been sent… I’ve never played at Ganton… I was near home playing with two friends… And finally… I wouldn’t play for a cheese and ham toastie, never mind anything else, as I am a tight Yorkshireman!”

In a post on his Instagram story over the weekend, Bairstow wrote

Jonny Bairstow, the English batter and wicketkeeper, has had a difficult couple of days due to an injury he sustained while playing golf. Bairstow’s unfortunate injury forced him to withdraw from the Pakistan tour and the third Test against South Africa. The 32-year-old will most importantly miss the T20 World Cup in Australia later this month. Find the T20 Blast Cricket Predictions and updates for the upcoming matches around the globe.

T20 World Cup: England’s Upcoming Challenges

Both teams have won a game in the series against South Africa, which is evenly matched. The outcome of their game at the Kennington Oval will determine how this series ends. On September 8th, the series’ final game is slated to start.

Buttler will be the Pakistan tour’s captain but has already said he won’t be available for the first few matches of the Pakistan series due to a calf ailment. For those matches, Moeen Ali will take over as captain. The 2021 T20 World Cup saw England, the current 50-over world champions, lose in the semifinals.

Although Mark Wood and Chris Woakes last played on the March Test tour of the West Indies, they were nevertheless selected since both fast bowlers have now fully recovered from their injuries.

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