England will miss the services of Jonny Bairstow for the rest of the limited-over series against Sri Lanka. Bairstow got injured during the training session before the fourth ODI in Pallekele. Jonny Bairstow injured his right ankle and is set to miss the Test series also.
Bairstow was replaced by Alex Hales in the XI for the fourth ODI. The decision was confirmed by the England Management. Bairstow is expected to miss some a part of the Test Series which is set to begin on November 6th.
“He will be monitored and assessed on a daily basis by the England medical team in Sri Lanka and a further update will be given in due course on his fitness ahead of the three-match Test series starting next month,” In a statement the England and Wales Cricket Board conveyed.