Jonny Bairstow was sent to a Nottingham hospital after being struck on his left middle finger during the third morning’s play against India at Trent Bridge. X-rays confirmed a hairline fracture
Jonny Bairstow was sent to a Nottingham hospital after being struck on his left middle finger during the third morning’s play against India at Trent Bridge. X-rays confirmed a hairline fracture

England wicketkeeper-batsman Jonny Bairstow, who suffered a fracture to his left middle finger was seen batting in the nets ahead of the start on play on day four of the third Test  between India and England at Trent Bridge, Nottingham on Tuesday, hinting that the Yorkshireman may be available to bat in Éngland’s second innings, if needed.

With England facing an uphill task of batting out two day chasing a record target of 521 runs, Bairstow’s injury comes a huge blow for the hosts. Bairstow has been in terrific form for England this year, and in the series he has scores of 70, 28, 93 and 15.

The 28-year-old was sent to a Nottingham hospital after being struck on his left middle finger  during the third morning’s play against India at Trent Bridge. X-rays confirmed a hairline fracture. However, assistant coach Paul Farbrace was hopeful that the he will be available to bat if needed in the third Test.

However, Guardian quoted sources as claiming that Bairstow has no chance of playing the final two Tests at The Rose Bowl and Kennington Oval.