"We've seen in the past with Jonny, particularly around any criticism of himself, he's always managed to do something.
"Whether he uses the incident as some kind of inspiration to get the best out of himself this week, who knows? That's what I said to each individual – do what you need to do to get yourself up for this week."
Bairstow can take solace in the unwavering support of the Leeds crowd, who will undoubtedly offer thunderous cheers to their local hero. Hailing from nearby Bradford, Bairstow has always been a fan favorite at Headingley. The energy and encouragement from the spectators could serve as an additional source of inspiration for the determined Yorkshireman.
During the previous English summer, Bairstow showcased his batting prowess at the number five position, delivering exceptional performances against New Zealand and India. Notably, he did not perform wicketkeeping duties during that period, with Ben Foakes being preferred as the gloveman.
Stokes affirms that Bairstow's best contributions come when he is fully engaged in the game, both with the bat and behind the stumps.
"He was batting in the nets yesterday and I just walked up to him and said you're batting five," said Stokes. "That's where he performed his miracles last summer.
"Jonny is someone who wants to get into the game, and we feel that he offers his best things to the team when he is in the game early.
"Keping and batting down at seven has been a different role to what he had last summer.
"The things he did last summer batting at number five were incredible.
"Yes he is keeping (now), but he's a superstar and the quicker we can get him into the game with the bat, the better off it is for him as an individual and the better off we are as a team."
England remains hopeful that Bairstow's prior success and his burning desire to prove himself will manifest in a stellar performance during the Headingley Test.
As the team aims to turn the tide in the Ashes series, Bairstow's ability to harness his discontent and transform it into exceptional batting displays will play a crucial role. With the support of his teammates, the Leeds crowd, and his own tenacity, Bairstow has the opportunity to cement his reputation as a superstar and make a significant impact in this crucial Test match.">