YORKSHIRE batsman Jonny Bairstow will be looking to star again for England against Sri Lanka over the next five days, but he will miss the first two Tests of next month's tour of India.

The Bradfordian hit 47 and 35 not out in the first Test in Galle, with the latter innings vital in the tourists wrapping up a seven-wicket win on Monday.

But with England looking to modernise their approach to touring, having seen bio-secure bubbles, quarantine considerations and packed fixture lists become commonplace over the last few months, he will be rotated out for the two matches against India in Chennai.

Bairstow will rejoin the group for the third and fourth Test matches in Ahmedabad.

Discussing the less rigid approach to touring going forward, national selector Ed Smith said: "This is something we passionately believe in: the concept of a tour needs to be modernised.

"We're not travelling by boat, we don't go away for five months at a time, we need to be more nimble. If we need to break a tour up to get people in and get people out for their own good and for England's good then we'll do it.

"We are being pragmatic. If you keep people in a bubble unchanged for three months through January, February and March and expect them to play every game in every format, they will not be able to play to their best and England will be damaged as a result."

For England captain and Yorkshire superstar Joe Root, his allocated rest period will come during the white-ball leg in India.