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Playing India will be different: Bairstow
Wednesday 12 October 2011

England have started their tour of India in buoyant manner by winning their two practice matches with ease. But batsman Jonny Bairstow is not reading much into their big win over Hyderabad XI in the second warm-up game on Tuesday, saying to compete against World Champions India will be an altogether different ball game.

However, he was also pleased with they way his side has prepared for the upcoming series.

England thrashed Hyderabad XI by a massive 253-run margin in their final warm-up game ahead of the five-match ODI series, beginning on Friday. Bairstow played a key role with a breezy century.

"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."

"But without doubt it will be a completely different challenge and a very tough one for the side. 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 youngster was ecstatic as England produced yet another dominant performance.

"It was a fantastic, clinical performance by the boys. We are obviously delighted with the way we started the game and posted a good total. Without doubt, Everyone contributed. (Stuart) 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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