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Jessica Jonassen

Allrounder

Bats Left Hand.
Bowls Left Arm Orthodox

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

Allrounder

Bats Left Hand.
Bowls Left Arm Orthodox

AGE
25
HEIGHT
CM
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.

 

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


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Match Wrap: Aussies secure series with 2-0 lead

Australia have secured a series win in the ODI-leg of their Indian tour after taking an unassailable 2-0 lead with a second comprehensive win


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Jonassen's valiant knock not enough for Heat

The run rate presser was on the Brisbane Heat in their chase against the Thunder and Jess Jonassen did her best to up the ante with a 21-ball 33


Lanning’s return poses selection conundrum

In-form batters and a bevy of allrounders has Australian selectors facing some big decisions ahead of Thursday's opening T20


Australia out to buck recent T20 trend

Focus shifts to the shortest format of the game in Mumbai as Australia look to refine their game ahead of this year's World T20


Jonassen crowned No.1 ODI bowler

Australian players rise up the ICC rankings after a dominant display against India