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Gale 'Disappointed' At Bairstow Omission

Andrew Gale

Yorkshire take on Middlesex at Lords this week in the County Championship decider.

Yorkshire captain Andrew Gale says he's disappointed the England and Wales Cricket Board won't let Jonny Bairstow play in their County Championship decider.

The wicketkeeper-batsman wanted to play at title-rivals Middlesex in the four-day game that starts on Tuesday. But the national selectors want to save him for the upcoming tour of Bangladesh.

Yorkshire are aiming to secure their third County Championship in a row at Lords.

Gale told Pulse 1 & Pulse 2: "It is frustrating given the number of other international cricketers that are playing for their counties right now.

"But there is no reason why we can't go down to Lords, put on a good show, and get our third trophy in a row."

Adil Rashid is also going on England's trip - and was available to play in Yorkshire's game - but the spin-bowler has decided to rest.

Yorkshire head coach Jason Gillespie added: "Supporters will be disappointed but we put the players' needs first.

"Rashid was pretty clear that he felt jaded and needed to freshen up. He wanted to spend some quality time with his family as well before a big winter tour."

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