Like Joe Root, chances to see Jonny Bairstow in a Yorkshire shirt may be few and far between these days. But every time he does return to Emerald Headingley, he has you on the edge of your seat.

What’s that phrase? ‘He’s worth the entrance fee alone’. That just about sums Bairstow’s style of play up.

A firebrand with the bat, he never takes a backward step.

He has been exciting the White Rose faithful ever since scoring 28 and 82 on debut in mid-2009. And now he is regarded as one of the world’s best wicketkeeper-batsmen in all formats of the game.

That his place as England’s Test Match wicketkeeper has been pinched by Ben Foakes shows how good the Surrey man is. But this new deal will allow Bairstow time to prove he is still the country’s number one.

Bairstow and Root are poster boys of Yorkshire Cricket and have been for some time, the darling of the club’s membership and support base.

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