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Jonathan Bairstow

Wicketkeeper

RUNS
2824
AVERAGE
39.77

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
45
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
2824
INNINGS
77
NOT OUTS
6
AVERAGE
39.77
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

Bairstow given the all clear after injury scare

Wicketkeeper-batsman Jonny Bairstow has been cleared of serious injury after leaving the field when he copped a blow on his finger in Townsville


2:03 Unbeaten-half-century-for-England-wicketkeeper-still

Unbeaten half century for England wicketkeeper

Jonny Bairstow took a liking to the bowling on display at Adelaide Oval as he smashed two sixes and six boundaries as on his way to a quickfire 61 not out from just 66 balls


1:30 Bairstow-ton-nets-England-win-in-Manchester-still

Bairstow ton nets England win in Manchester

Opening batsman Jonny Bairstow scored his maiden one-day international century to guide England to a seven-wicket win over West Indies


Bairstow returns after injury scare

Wicketkeeper returns to the field after he exited tour match on Wednesday due to blow to finger on left hand


Family tragedy helps shape brave Bairstow

After losing his father almost 20 years ago, England’s wicketkeeper-batsman carries a healthy perspective on life


Young leg-spinner Mason Crane took 4-

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