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Jonathan Bairstow

Wicketkeeper

RUNS
2932
AVERAGE
39.09

Jonathan Bairstow

Wicketkeeper

RUNS
992
AVERAGE
49.6

Jonathan Bairstow

Wicketkeeper

RUNS
329
AVERAGE
25.31

Wicketkeeper

Bats Right Hand.
Bowls

AGE
28
HEIGHT
CM
BORN

Bradford

COUNTRY

England

England

Bio

"Enthusiastic beyond belief"


It is to cricket's great credit that Jonny Bairstow decided to follow in his father's footsteps and play the game professionally rather than either rugby or football. He was installed at the Leeds United football academy for seven years and could have made it. Instead he took up a place at Yorkshire and hasn't regretted the decision. His Test career has been up and down so far with the high of 95 against South Africa in 2012 and the low of being dropped for the final game of the 2013 Ashes. A useful wicketkeeper as well as middle-order batsman. He doesn't need the gloves though to be good in the field, he has some of the safest hands in the game, and is both one of the fastest and fittest players in the game. In a series of tests and drills designed to work out which sport provided the best athletes, Bairstow beat both rugby and football players to come out on top. With a shock of ginger hair he is called 'Bluey' by teammates like his dad, former Yorkshire and England stumper David was 'Ron Weasley' of Harry Potter fame.

Since his Test debut in 2012, Bairstow has been in and out of the England team. His unbeaten 167 against Sri Lanka a highlight, along with two other Test centuries.

MATCHES
47
DEBUT
2012
CAP NO
652
BEST BATTING
167
BEST BOWLING
---
Bowling
WICKETS
0
AVERAGE
0
ECONOMY
0
S/R
0
5W
0
10W/M
0
Batting
RUNS
2932
INNINGS
81
NOT OUTS
6
AVERAGE
39.09
100s
3
50s
17
MATCHES
32
DEBUT
2011
CAP NO
223
BEST BATTING
141
BEST BOWLING
---
Bowling
WICKETS
0
AVERAGE
0
ECONOMY
0
S/R
0
5W
0
10W/M
0
Batting
RUNS
992
INNINGS
28
NOT OUTS
8
AVERAGE
49.6
100s
2
50s
5
MATCHES
23
DEBUT
2011
CAP NO
56
BEST BATTING
60
BEST BOWLING
---
Bowling
WICKETS
0
AVERAGE
0
ECONOMY
0
S/R
0
5W
0
10W/M
0
Batting
RUNS
329
INNINGS
18
NOT OUTS
5
AVERAGE
25.31
100s
0
50s
2

Emotional Bairstow salutes ton with a headbutt

In a pointed reference to an off-field mishap earlier on England's Ashes tour, Jonny Bairstow headbutted his helmet after bringing up a superb century in the third Test


0:29 Bairstow-hammers-Starc-through-the-covers-still

Bairstow hammers Starc through the covers

As his teammates stumbled around him, Jonny Bairstow blazed a delightful cover drive to win the Mastercard Priceless Shot Of The Day


1:24 Starcs-super-snare-follows-Lyons-stunner-still

Starc's super snare follows Lyon's stunner

Just minutes after Nathan Lyon's brilliant catch, Mitchell Starc takes one of his own as England crumble on day three of the second Magellan Ashes Test


Bairstow's cheeky headbutt century salute

England under-fire wicketkeeper marks Ashes ton with an unconventional celebration that reflects his turbulent tour


Bairstow promoted, England unchanged

England name unchanged XI for Perth Test, but wicketkeeper-batsman will bat at No.6


I was 'stitched up': Jonny Bairstow

England wicketkeeper addresses the 'headbutt' saga that prompted a team curfew, admitting Australia's sledging got under his skin