Jonny Bairstow, if fit, should regain the wicketkeeping gloves for England’s second Test against Sri Lanka in Kandy on Wednesday.

That is the view of Yorkshire coach Andrew Gale after competition behind the stumps increased with centurion Ben Foakes’ man-of-the-match debut in last week’s first Test victory in Galle.

Bairstow is closing in on a return from the ankle injury which ruled him out of the closing stages of the limited overs series last month.

Opinion is split over whether the White Rose star should come back in as a wicketkeeper or just a specialist batsman.

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