The Yorkshire County Cricket Club has voiced its disappointment after the England and Wales Cricket Board refused to allow Jonny Bairstow to participate in the title decider clash against Middlesex in the ongoing County Championship.
For scoring the highest individual score at number five for Pakistan and leading his team to a historic series levelling win in the fourth Test against England at Kennington Oval, Younis Khan is the Cricket World Player of the Week.
Yorkshire Vikings will have England trio Jonny Bairstow, Gary Ballance and Joe Root available for NatWest T20 Blast Finals Day and their Royal London One-Day Cup quarter-final as they bid for more silverware.
Sri Lankan off-spinner Dilruwan Perera bags the Cricket World Player of the Week award for leading his team to a historic series victory against Australia after winning the second Test in Galle by a massive 229-run margin.
Jonny Bairstow is the Cricket World Player of the Week for recording the highest individual score by an England wicket-keeper at home during the first innings of the third Test against Sri Lanka at Lord's.
England assistant coach Paul Farbrace believes that if wicket-keeper batsman Jonny Bairstow continues his form in Test cricket, it will not be long before he becomes a permanent fixture in all three formats of the game.
After spectacular performance in the first Test against Sri Lanka at Headingley, England cricketers Jonny Bairstow and James Anderson made significant gains in the International Cricket Council Test rankings for players.
After Dasun Shanaka reduced them to 83 for five, Alex Hales and Jonny Bairstow hit unbeaten fifties to push England to 171 for five in 53 overs on day one before the third session of the first Test against Sri Lanka in Headingley was washed out.
World class Test match teams need a world class wicket keeper, writes Rob Johnston as he - with the help of former England man Jack Russell - analyses why both Jonny Bairstow and Jos Buttler have found it tough.