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Jonathan Bairstow

Wicketkeeper

RUNS
4020
AVERAGE
35.26

Jonathan Bairstow

Wicketkeeper

RUNS
2861
AVERAGE
47.68

Jonathan Bairstow

Wicketkeeper

RUNS
603
AVERAGE
26.22

Wicketkeeper

Bats Right Hand.
Bowls

AGE
30
HEIGHT
CM
BORN

Bradford

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 wicketkeeper as well as middle-order batsman. 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 teammates like his dad, former Yorkshire and England stumper David was 'Ron Weasley' of Harry Potter fame.

Since his Test debut in 2012, Bairstow has been in and out of the England team. His unbeaten 167 against Sri Lanka a highlight, along with two other Test centuries.

MATCHES
69
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
4020
INNINGS
121
NOT OUTS
7
AVERAGE
35.26
100s
6
50s
21
MATCHES
74
DEBUT
2011
CAP NO
223
BEST BATTING
141
BEST BOWLING
---
Bowling
WICKETS
0
AVERAGE
0
ECONOMY
0
S/R
0
5W
0
10W/M
0
Batting
RUNS
2861
INNINGS
68
NOT OUTS
8
AVERAGE
47.68
100s
9
50s
11
MATCHES
34
DEBUT
2011
CAP NO
56
BEST BATTING
68
BEST BOWLING
---
Bowling
WICKETS
0
AVERAGE
0
ECONOMY
0
S/R
0
5W
0
10W/M
0
Batting
RUNS
603
INNINGS
29
NOT OUTS
6
AVERAGE
26.22
100s
0
50s
3

It was hard toil: Bairstow praises Smith after day two

Jonny Bairstow could only compliment Steve Smith after the former Australian captain dominated play on day two at Old Trafford


1:30

Ashes rivals produce IPL blitz

David Warner and Jonny Bairstow have joined forces in an extraordinary batting assault in the Indian Premier League, both players notching centuries


1:59 Bairstow-finds-touch-with-quickfire-score-of-60-still

Bairstow finds touch with quickfire score of 60

Despite losing opening partner Jason Roy early on, Jonny Bairstow found the boundary rope nine times in hammering 60 from 57 balls at the Gabba


‘Waiting for us to fail’: Bairstow responds to critics

England star reveals he was sledged by a London cab driver after the loss to Australia; responds to criticism from former players


Bairstow hails Warner after blitz

Englishman explains how his time spent with the Australian in India has helped raise his game


Warner, Bairstow combine for IPL blitz

Ashes rivals produce twin centuries to destroy Virat Kohli's Royal Challengers Bangalore in the IPL


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