Jessica Jonassen


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In June 2015, Jonassen made 99 and 54 in her test debut, the third highest number of runs in a women's test debut.



Bats Left Hand.
Bowls Left Arm Orthodox








University of Queensland


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.

In 2018, Jonassen was an integral part of the Australian Women's cricket team, which went all the way to win a fourth ICC World T20 championship.

Jonassen claimed her first WBBL title in 2019 after playing a vital role in Brisbane Heat's 2018-19 championship winning team.

Jonassen puts the Hurricanes in a spin

Left-arm spin star Jess Jonassen collected 4-20, including three wickets in one over, to tear through the Hurricanes in Brisbane

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'We've got some great versatility': Jonassen

Australia allrounder Jess Jonassen discusses her team's bowling performance in the opening ODI and reflects on her own form

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Flying Jonassen claims career-best figures

Aussie spinner Jess Jonassen's four wickets for just seven runs was a new personal best, capped by a brilliant, diving caught-and-bowled dismissal

Australian stars leap up ICC rankings

Jess Jonassen is officially the world's top-ranked bowler, while Alyssa Healy is Australia's No.1 batter

Ton of fun: 'Happy' Jonassen closes in on rare milestone

Three wickets shy of a feat only three Australians have achieved, Jess Jonassen admits a recent setback helped kick her into gear


Australia return to scene of 2010 triumph

Ellyse Perry and Alyssa Healy were part of side that won the 2010 World Cup in Barbados, where the current squad prepares for a T20 series