India will be a different challenge: Bairstow

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Published: Wednesday, October 12, 2011, 10:59 [IST]
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India will be a different challenge

Hyderabad, Oct 11: England batsman Jonny Bairstow is not reading much into their big win over Hyderabad XI in warm up game on Tuesday, saying to compete against world champions India will be an altogether different ball game but was also pleased with they way his side has prepared for the series.

England thrashed Hyderabad XI by a massive 253-run margin in their final warm up game ahead of the ODI series, beginning Friday.

"It is obviously going to be a massive challenge. Coming to India, playing in the backyard of the world champions is challenge. We are pleased with our preparations so far.

"Without doubt, it will be a completely different challenge. However, we are pleased with the way we have been preparing and hopefully, we will go into it on the high of the two wins we had," Bairstow, who hit a magnificent 58-ball 104-run knock told reporters.

The young batsman was ecstatic at their dominating performance.

"Fantastic. Clinical performance by the boys. We are obviously delighted with the way we started the game and post a good total. Without doubt, Everyone contributed. Meaker got three wickets in a over and the performances are pleasing. It is fantastic to see everyone coming into the side," he said.


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