Jonny Bairstow to miss IPL and focus on Ashes in recovery from freak accident

Player missed entire winter after golf course mishapBairstow set to ease his way back playing for Yorkshire

Jonny Bairstow is set to miss this year’s Indian Premier League and focus on preparing for the Ashes as he continues his comeback from last summer’s broken leg.

One of the main catalysts for the Test team’s surging turnaround in results, Bairstow missed the entire winter – a T20 World Cup win and Test tours of Pakistan and New Zealand – after suffering multiple fractures, a dislocated ankle and ligament damage from a freak slip on the golf course back in September.

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