England duo Stuart Broad and Jonny Bairstow are both pushing to be included in the final Test match against Sri Lanka. England completed a hard-fought series victory over their hosts on Sunday to give them their first series win in Sri Lanka since 2001 and may well make changes for the last Test before the season ends.
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Neither Broad nor Bairstow have featured on the tour so far. Broad has been left out as England have gone with a loaded spin attack and Bairstow injured ankle ligaments early on the tour and has lost his place in both the ODI and the Test sides.
Coach Trevor Bayliss has praised the duo for the way they have handled not being involved, saying: “They have been a big part of our team over a number of years. “They’ve played a big role off the field.”
Both will be hoping they can feature in the final Test which starts on Friday.