London — India’s pace attack will target Jonny Bairstow should he defy a broken finger to bat in the fourth Test, according to seamer Mohammed Shami.
Wicket-keeper Bairstow injured the middle finger on his left hand fielding a James Anderson delivery during England’s third Test defeat at Trent Bridge last week.
"When you see that a batsman has a weakness and he feels uncomfortable in some way, you’d prefer to work on that aspect," said Shami.
"Any fast bowler will want to target his weak zone — so we will definitely look at that."
However, Bairstow remains keen not only to potentially play as a specialist batsman, but also keep hold of the gloves.