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Jonathan

Bairstow

Wicket-Keeper

Bats Right Hand

RUNS
195
AVERAGE
17.73
CATCHES
23
STUMPINGS
0

Jonathan

Bairstow

Wicket-Keeper

Bats Right Hand

RUNS
202
AVERAGE
40.4
CATCHES
5
STUMPINGS
1

Jonathan

Bairstow

Wicket-Keeper

Bats Right Hand

RUNS
711
AVERAGE
27.35
CATCHES
16
STUMPINGS
0

Wicket-Keeper

Bats Right Hand

AGE
25
HEIGHT
CM
BORN

COUNTRY

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 wicket-keeper as well as middle order batsman, he has his work cut out to make the No.6 spot his own this winter. 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 team-mates like his dad former Yorkshire and England stumper David was, or 'Ron Weasley' of Harry Potter fame.

MATCHES
19
DEBUT
2011
CAP NO
56
BEST BATTING
60
BEST BOWLING
---
Wicketkeeping
DISMISSALS
23
CATCHES
23
STUMPINGS
0
Batting
RUNS
195
INNINGS
15
NOT OUTS
4
AVERAGE
17.73
100s
0
50s
1
MATCHES
9
DEBUT
2011
CAP NO
223
BEST BATTING
83
BEST BOWLING
---
Wicketkeeping
DISMISSALS
6
CATCHES
5
STUMPINGS
1
Batting
RUNS
202
INNINGS
7
NOT OUTS
2
AVERAGE
40.4
100s
0
50s
1
MATCHES
17
DEBUT
2012
CAP NO
652
BEST BATTING
95
BEST BOWLING
---
Wicketkeeping
DISMISSALS
16
CATCHES
16
STUMPINGS
0
Batting
RUNS
711
INNINGS
28
NOT OUTS
2
AVERAGE
27.35
100s
0
50s
5

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Johnson joins 300 club with classic short ball

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