England routs South Africa

His unbeaten 60 off 35 balls in Wednesday's comprehensive Twenty20 victory over South Africa provided yet more evidence of what he brings to the side as England took a 1-0 lead in the three-match series.

Asked how he deals with the uncertainty around his selection, Bairstow said: "By not worrying about it, that is the biggest thing".

"You'll see everybody play at least one game - this is an opportunity to give people a chance and see what they can do on the worldwide stage". I've been in and out of squads and if you look at it and pick it apart then you'll get yourself all het up.

SOMERSET bowler Craig Overton could be set to make his senior England debut in Taunton after captain Eoin Morgan confirmed each of the uncapped players in the T20 squad would feature in the three-match series against South Africa.

"If I am picked in the XI to play then fantastic, if not there is nothing I can do about it".

Jonny Bairstow admits he is still not sure he has done enough to earn himself a regular place in England's white-ball teams despite effortlessly extending his golden Test run to limited-overs cricket.

"It is a philosophical way to be looking at it for a Yorkshireman, but it seems to be going alright at the moment and hopefully it can continue".

'I feel like I'm still learning and my hard work is paying off.

England, showing six changes from their last T20, were disciplined with the ball having been put into bowl before Bairstow, ably assisted by a knock of 47 not out from Alex Hales, saw them home.

"I would have put more pressure on myself to perform each time I play two years ago, but I'm at that stage now where I've been in and out of the team and had to learn to deal with that which I think is a skill in itself".

However, after 20-year-old leg-spinner Mason Crane impressed in his first global on Wednesday, the others may have to wait until Sunday's final match in Cardiff.

The 23-year-old joined up with the squad after the first match of the series, which England won comfortably by nine wickets in a match that saw Mason Crane handed his worldwide bow on his home ground.

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