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Cricket news - England enjoy good day with bat in final warm-up game

"Down the line I want to be doing something I've done for the last 10 or 15 years but at this moment I'm batting at three."

Jonny Bairstow scored 98, and Rory Burns, a half-century as England a good day with the bat enjoyed on the first day of your last two-day warm-up match against a President's XI in Barbados. The tourists scored 379 for ten due to the proximity of game and bowl all day on Friday (18. January).

Bairstow, who asked for three in the Test series as he is to prove it in the last Test in Sri Lanka, where he scored a point-a hundred, a combined 113-run partnership with burns for England's second wicket on a better pitch than the first warm-up game on the Three W's ground.

It also runs to Sam Curran (47), Chris Woakes (43) and Adil Rashid (48) as England, the President's XI for more than four over wound running not one, but several players series are on the way to the test, with little time at the crease behind them. Opener Keaton Jennings failed again, while Jos Buttler - having sat out the first game and Moeen Ali, spent little time in the middle.

This is not the concern for Bairstow, however, that, although he wicket in England, the team, in which role he is asked, has not given up despite losing the gloves to Ben Foakes in Sri Lanka. Foakes benefited from the unfortunate injury of Bairstow before the first Test in Galle and ended up as man of the series.

"It's an exciting opportunity [batting at three] and I want to play," Bairstow. "But I have not stopped working on to keep my. You have all seen how quickly things can change. At the bottom of the row that I want to do something I've done for the last 10 or 15 years, but in this moment, I'm batting three.

"It was a good start in Sri Lanka, but there are a lot of challenges. I just want to play, whether it's in three or keep wicket. It is a very exciting year before."

The Yorkshireman recognises that despite his ton in Colombo, with the batting on three different questions with the batting in the middle order, where he spent most of his first-class career. "At three, you are probably going to be facing the new ball, fresh pitchers of fresh places, so it is a bedding in time, and you may not get it every time right, because it will be different, five, six or seven," he said.

"I have batted in a lot of positions in the last few years. I would still have my head in a store, the books, if I thought too much about the statistics for each position, but for me it is a case of go out and do what I need to do, and trying to adapt to a different role in the side.

"It was fun out there and nice to spend some time in the middle. It is a confidence booster in the next week and the Test series."

England decided to rest Joe Root and James Anderson before the first Test next week at the Kensington Oval, including Rashid, Buttler and Joe Denly for their first appearances on the tour.

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