Bairstow won't care about KP - Bresnan
Tim Bresnan has backed Jonny Bairstow to make the most of his recall to the England squad for the third Test against South Africa.
The furore surround Kevin Pietersen has dominated the build-up to the crucial must-win fixture, which will determine whether England remain at the top of the ICC world rankings.
The South African-born batsman was back to his best in the second Test at Headingley, smashing 149 and taking four wickets to be awarded the man of the match.
However, he has since been dropped for allegedly sending texts criticising his team-mates to South Africa players and, although he has since apologised, it may take some time for him to be welcomed back into the fold.
Bairstow struggled earlier on in the summer, averaging just 12.66 in three Tests against West Indies, but Bresnan is confident that his Yorkshire colleague can step up against the Proteas.
"I don't think he'll care who's been dropped, who he's replaced; it's a chance for him to impress everyone, a chance for him to play in a Test match and a chance for him to show exactly what he can do and show how talented he is," Bresnan said.
"I think he is unbelievably talented, and I think he can get runs at this level if he gets a start."