Jonny Bairstow has revealed to GiveMeSport that he is relishing the chance to play against Australia in the third test of this Ashes series, which begins on Thursday.
The Yorkshire batsman, who scored a confidence boosting half-century during England's convincing victory at Lord's in the second Test, was speaking at the ASDA Kwik Cricket community day.
Bairstow seemed in an optimistic mood ahead of the third match of the series, and is confident that England can seal the victory at Old Trafford.
"Yeah it should be good, it's obviously massive game. With every test match we've seen so far during this series it's been an exciting one and hopefully it will be the same as with the last two," he said.
The England international did concede that he wasn't experienced in playing at Old Trafford, but is raring to go all the same.
When asked if he was well practised at the venue for the third test, Bairstow commented: "No, I've only played one game here so exciting times and we'll see how it goes."
Bairstow could be required to move up the batting order for the encounter in Manchester, although Kevin Pietersen appears set to recover from his calf injury in time for the match.
A victory for England in the test at Old Trafford would see them retain the Ashes, with Australia heading into the next tie two matches down after losses at Trent Bridge and Lord's respectively.
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