India vs England: IPL will put players in good frame of mind for T20 World Cup, says Bairstow


England opener Jonny Bairstow feels the upcoming Indian Premier League (IPL) will put the players in a ‘good frame of mind’ going into the T20 World Cup as they will play in conditions similar to the International Cricket Council (ICC) event in India later this year.

Bairstow, who is currently involved in the three-match ODI series against India, will turn up for Sunrisers Hyderabad when the IPL gets underway on April 9.“It will be a great opportunity to play at different grounds that we could potentially be playing in the T20 World Cup. Also to see how different teams will go about bowling in those conditions,” Bairstow said, during a virtual press conference on Wednesday (March 24).

“Because, naturally with the dimension of the grounds and also wickets, it varies how attacks go about defending totals and batsmen go about setting them, so it will be an interesting competition.”