Jonny Bairstow not taking West Indies lightly as England target series win

England marked the inaugural day-night Test on these shores with a comprehensive innings-and-209-run rout of the beleaguered tourists inside three days at Edgbaston last week.

The second Test has been tipped to follow a similar script unless the heavy rain that denied the Windies the chance of outdoor practice at Headingley on Wednesday morning resurfaces over the next few days.

Even fortune seems to be smiling on England as the sun broke through after midday which allowed them a full training session, but Bairstow is not taking anything for granted against an opposition who have this week received stinging criticism from the likes of former Windies great Curtly Ambrose.

With England chasing a fourth consecutive Test win - with their latest success coming hot on the heels of back-to-back triumphs over South Africa - Bairstow believes they would be well suited to maintaining the standards that have served them well in recent weeks.

England's wicketkeeper-batsman said: "It can change so quickly, you can lose a game in an hour, it's very difficult to win it in an hour.

"We'll go about it in the same way that we've gone about the South Africa series and the first Test, it's not about putting on a show it's about getting a result.

"That's the main drive: we've got to get the result, we've got to go out and execute our plans, we've got to execute our skills in the correct way which will then lead us forward.

"There are areas in which we want to improve on from that first game, there's things we still need to learn about ourselves leading into this game, there's still a lot of hard practice to be done.

"We're coming here back with the red ball at Headingley to a Test match that is back to the original rules and original conditions. It's going to be an interesting five days."

The floodlit game in the midlands received a mixed review from Bairstow, who admitted keeping to the pink ball could be troublesome on occasion.

He said: "The hours were fine, I struggled picking it up a little bit from both ends when it got dark, I don't know whether that was because of the sightscreens.

"With the pink ball you can't necessarily see which way it's going to swing. You don't have a light side or a dark side, they're both pretty similar.

"There's tinkering to be done, I'm sure."

Bairstow had one of his quieter international games as a double hundred from Alastair Cook and a century from Joe Root led England to a commanding position before the Windies collapsed, losing 19 wickets in a day.

"I think we were pretty ruthless in that first game, we put a lot of pressure on them to make mistakes," Bairstow said.

The aim, as far as Bairstow is concerned, is to keep the momentum going, as he added: "It's a case of backing that first game up because we know that we've not necessarily been as good at that as we should be."

The second Test, which begins on Friday, will be the first time Root has led England on the ground where he first made a name for himself with Yorkshire.

Only five Tests into his reign, Root has been praised by fellow Yorkshireman Bairstow for already cultivating a harmonious dressing room and one which encourages open interaction between all players.

Bairstow said: "I think he's gone really well.

"There's a knowledge and a wealth of experience around him that if there is anything to call upon then he is able to.

"I think we're lucky with the group of players at the moment that that's not seen as a weakness or anything like that, being able to ask for help. It's not necessarily asking, it's bouncing ideas off people.

"We're talking all the time about it."

A surprise attendee at nets on Wednesday was Nigel Martyn, the former Leeds and England goalkeeper who became the latest guest to be invited to train with England.

Martyn, 51, is no longer involved in professional football but is a regular as a wicketkeeper for Leeds Modernians in the Airedale and Wharfedale Senior Cricket League.

Martyn joined in the now customary football game before participating in some wicketkeeper drills with Bruce French and Bairstow.

  England wicketkeeper Jonny Bairstow says the first day-night Test match at Edgbaston took a bit of getting used to
England wicketkeeper Jonny Bairstow says the first day-night Test match at Edgbaston took a bit of getting used to