Jonny Bairstow says England are confident of victory over New Zealand in Hamilton

Last Updated: 12/02/13 6:07am

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Jonny Bairstow in action in opening victory in Auckland

Jonny Bairstow in action in opening victory in Auckland

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Jonny Bairstow is hoping for another sparkling England performance in the second T20 international with New Zealand on Tuesday.

A youthful side battered 214-7 - an England T20 record - in their 40-run hammering of the Kiwis in the opener.

The Yorkshire starlet, who missed the tour of India, smacked 38 off 22 balls in Auckland, and he said it will be a confident side that takes to the field in Hamilton.

He told Sky Sports News: "The energy that everyone brings - the youthful enthusiasm - is fantastic and it's a great dressing room to be around at the moment.

"We were really pleased to start the series well - we were really pleased with the performance that we put in as a team."
Jonny Bairstow

"Everyone's enjoying each other's company and we're pleased with the brand of cricket that we're playing.

"We were really pleased to start the series well - we were really pleased with the performance that we put in as a team.

"Everyone contributed and it was a really good day for the side.

"The challenge is to do it again. We're sure New Zealand will come back very

strong. They've got some very dangerous players."

Bairstow is in a three-way fight for the wicketkeeping gloves along with Craig Kieswetter and the man in possession, Jos Buttler.

"There's naturally going to be competition for places," he said. "Jos has got the gloves at the moment but I'll keep working hard every training session to do my best so if the opportunity arises I'm ready to step in and take that chance."

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