‘It’s a Used Pitch From’ – Jonny Bairstow Coy Over Dharamsala Pitch Ahead of 5th Test

Written by Vipin Darwade

Jonny Bairstow lauded the groundsmen for a job well done ahead of the fifth and last Test of the series between England and India, which will be played at the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium in Dharamsala from Thursday.

The English wicketkeeper-batter said the pitch, which recently hosted a Ranji Trophy match, as well as the outfield looks good.

“It’s a used pitch from the Ranji Trophy last month… let’s see. Ground staff have done an amazing job with the pitch considering the weather we have had here,” Jonny Bairstow said at the press conference ahead of the match.

“They have done a great job with the outfield here in Dharamsala. Looks good. The ground is one of the most picturesque venues in the world,” he added.

The 34-year-old will become the 17th Englishman to win 100th Test cap and Bairstow joked that there might be a “surprise barbecue from the team” but accepted that he would be emotional.

“Playing 100 Tests means a hell of a lot,” he said.

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