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.