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Jonathan Bairstow

Wicketkeeper

RUNS
2557
AVERAGE
40.59

Jonathan Bairstow

Wicketkeeper

RUNS
690
AVERAGE
38.33

Jonathan Bairstow

Wicketkeeper

RUNS
302
AVERAGE
25.17

Wicketkeeper

Bats Right Hand.
Bowls

AGE
27
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
41
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
2557
INNINGS
69
NOT OUTS
6
AVERAGE
40.59
100s
3
50s
15
MATCHES
27
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
690
INNINGS
23
NOT OUTS
5
AVERAGE
38.33
100s
0
50s
5
MATCHES
22
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
302
INNINGS
17
NOT OUTS
5
AVERAGE
25.17
100s
0
50s
2

England hammer Proteas in series opener

Jonny Bairstow and Alex Hales led England to a thumping nine-wicket over SA despite a return to form for AB de Villiers


1:19 LBW-fortunes-favour-England-early-in-semi-final-still

LBW fortunes favour England early in semi-final

England's Jonny Bairstow and Alex Hales survived lbw reviews inside the first four overs of their semi-final against Pakistan


1:21 Bairstow-blitz-flattens-Ireland-at-Home-of-Cricket-still

Bairstow blitz flattens Ireland at Home of Cricket

Half-centuries to Joe Root, Eoin Morgan and Jonny Bairstow fired England to a series-clinching 85-run victory over Ireland at Lord's


England hand Proteas a T20 lesson

De Villiers finds form but Bairstow and Hales cruise as hosts enjoy nine-wicket win in series opener


England set to axe Roy for semi-final

Tournament hosts won't name XI until the toss but struggling opener could miss Champions Trophy clash with Pakistan


Injury is Bairstow’s best hope: Morgan

England look set to stick with regular top six for Champions Trophy, despite Jonny Bairstow’s hot form