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.
Australian off spinner Nathan Lyon has said that it will be a fantastic opportunity if the spin-bowling legend Muttiah Muralitharan can spend a training session with the team during their tour of Sri Lanka.
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.
England pace spearhead James Anderson, who starred with the ball on the second day of the first Test against Sri Lanka at Headingley, said that changing the end from where he bowls has contributed to his success.
After Jonny Bairstow scored a fantastic 140, James Anderson and Stuart Broad shared nine wickets to bowl Sri Lanka out for 91 runs after which England enforced the follow on under gloomy skies on the second day of the first Test at Headingley.
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.
Sri Lanka's tour of England has received a fresh setback as pace bowler Dhammika Prasad is set to return home for further assessment of his shoulder injury which had ruled him out of the ongoing first Test match in Leeds.