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Jessica Jonassen

Allrounder

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Jonassen is curently undertaking Law studies at the University of Queensland.

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Allrounder

Bats Left Hand.
Bowls Left Arm Orthodox

AGE
26
HEIGHT
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BORN

Emerald

COUNTRY

Australia

Australia
STATE

QLD

QLD
LOCAL CLUB

University of Queensland

Bio

Left-arm spinner Jess Jonassen showed great potential from an early age, captaining Queensland’s Under-15 girls team to the national title for the first time in 2006-07, while also claiming the Player of the Tournament.

A frequent underage representative, she was selected in the Australia A Women's squad at the age of 15.

Hailing from Rockhampton, Jonassen has collected impressive bowling figures for the Queensland Fire at domestic level and, at just 18 years of age, the spinner won Queensland Fire’s Player of the Year.

Jonassen was elevated up the batting order in 2010-11 to number three and finished the season as the second-highest run scorer for her state in the WT20 competition, which included a top score of 84 not out. She also claimed 11 wickets that season.

Jonassen has cemented a regular place in Australia's side since making her debut in 2012.

In her first three months of international cricket, the then 20-year-old claimed five and four wickets in ODI and T20I cricket respectively.

She continued her strong international showing at the ICC Women’s World Twenty20 in Sri Lanka. After a solid tournament of economical bowling, she claimed career-best T20 figures in the final, taking 3-25 in Australia's victory over England.

Named women's domestic player of the year after an outstanding 2014-15 season, Jonassen attracted attention around the cricket world when she scored 99 on Test debut in the Women's Ashes in 2015 and was named Player of the Match.

 

Tough for me to get back in: Jonassen

Australia spinner Jess Jonassen is on the comeback trail from knee surgery but is keenly aware the performances of rival spinners in her absence have made life tough


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Injury blow for Australia as bolters named

Australia include uncapped Victorians Georgia Wareham and Tayla Vlaeminck in their T20 squad to play NZ, but are without an injured Jess Jonassen


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Girls confident ahead of final: Jonassen

Spinner Jess Jonassen believes Australia are well placed to break their T20 title drought with victory over England in Saturday's decider in Mumbai


Jonassen 'will get a chance'

Sophie Molinuex says experienced spinner Jess Jonassen will not be kept sidelined for long by Australia's rising cavalcade of spin bowling talent


Aussies turn attention to Guyana

A severe storm put pay to Australia's World Twenty20 warm-up game in Antigua


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Jonassen loving life in Caribbean

The Australia spinner is looking forward to the World Twenty20 tournament commencing


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