Dawid Malan set to miss Yorkshire’s next Blast game as he manages Achilles problem
“His ankle has blown up,” the Yorkshire coach, Andrew Gale said afterwards. “Hopefully it won’t be a ligament tear. It might just be a rolled ankle. A week later they are not as bad as you think or they could be six to eight weeks.”
If Bairstow is ruled out – and the manner in which he collapsed after completing a run during the innings was not at all promising – there may be consternation from the England management that he continued to bat. While he hit the ball beautifully, he could have exacerbated the injury and extended his period of absence from the game.
There was some brighter fitness news for England. Reece Topley, the left-arm seamer, is expected to return to bowling on Saturday and, if he is able to get through a couple of T20 games, could be added to the England squad at some stage, while Ben Stokes is also closing in on a return and may feature for Durham on Sunday.
George Dobell is a senior correspondent at ESPNcricinfo