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Jonathan Bairstow

Wicketkeeper

RUNS
1204
AVERAGE
32.54

Jonathan Bairstow

Wicketkeeper

RUNS
260
AVERAGE
32.5

Jonathan Bairstow

Wicketkeeper

RUNS
195
AVERAGE
17.73

Wicketkeeper

Bats Right Hand.
Bowls

AGE
26
HEIGHT
CM
BORN

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 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
24
DEBUT
2012
CAP NO
652
BEST BATTING
150
BEST BOWLING
---
Bowling
WICKETS
0
AVERAGE
0
ECONOMY
0
S/R
0
5W
0
10W/M
0
Batting
RUNS
1204
INNINGS
41
NOT OUTS
4
AVERAGE
32.54
100s
1
50s
6
MATCHES
12
DEBUT
2011
CAP NO
223
BEST BATTING
83
BEST BOWLING
---
Bowling
WICKETS
0
AVERAGE
0
ECONOMY
0
S/R
0
5W
0
10W/M
0
Batting
RUNS
260
INNINGS
10
NOT OUTS
2
AVERAGE
32.5
100s
0
50s
1
MATCHES
19
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
195
INNINGS
15
NOT OUTS
4
AVERAGE
17.73
100s
0
50s
1

Stokes, Bairstow flay Proteas

A swashbuckling double-century to Ben Stokes and 150 to fellow red-head Jonny Bairstow have helped England take control of the second Test in Cape Town


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Jonny Bairstow cops a nasty blow

Jonny Bairstow was the latest fielder to have cricket fans squirming in their seats after being struck in the groin by a Steve Smith shot on day one at The Oval


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Johnson joins 300 club with classic short ball

Mitchell Johnson has become just the fifth Australian to take 300 Test wickets, with a cracking delivery sending Jonny Bairstow on his way early on day two


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Cape Town carnage by the numbers

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