Jonny Marc Bairstow has been one of the key players for the England national cricket team. He is also the part of domestic team Yorkshire and plays for Sunrisers Hyderabad in IPL. He is a right-handed batsman, wicket-keeper, and medium-pace bowler. This player didn't just come to cricket accidentally, but it was in his blood as he is the son of former English keeper David Bairstow, who was one of the finest players of English teams. With his powerful play, Jonny Bairstow made it count and so he won the Young Wisden Schools Cricketer of the year award in 2007 for making a total of 654 runs in that season. Then this young boy represented Yorkshire second XI and scored 308 runs with an average of 61.6 in 2008. Moreover, he played a 139 not-out innings against Worcestershire at Headingley Carnegie, which made him sign a contract to play for the national side.
Jonny’s Test Career Stats
Jonny Bairstow made his test debut against West Indies on May 17, 2012, where he played in the 3rd test match replacing Pietersen, and he grabbed the opportunity with both his hands. He made 95 runs in the first innings and got a standing ovation and a half-century in the 2nd innings; however, England didn't win the series. This wicket-keeper batsman made a mark in a test match by making his maiden test hundred in Cape Town.
In this series, he made a 399-run stand with Ben Stokes for 6th wicket and ended the series with 359 runs with a whopping average of 89.75. Soon, he became the best player in this format and made a 200 against Sri Lanka, and then he joined his team for the Pakistan test series and showed how he is here for the long run.
The year 2016 became one of the best years to be remembered in his career where he made 1470 runs with an average of 58.8 and 70 astonishing dismissals as a wicket-keeper, which is a record. He played his last test on December 29, 2019, against South Africa .
ODI Career Stats
Jonny Bairstow debuted for ODIs against India on September 16, 2011, and made this match special for himself as he scored an unbeaten 41 off just 21 balls and helped England win that match following the Duckworth Lewis method and was declared the man of the match. He always performed well in every ODI he has played and made his way in getting selected for the tour in the 2012 ICC T20 World Cup, in which England lost to India. Nevertheless, the big thing was his selection for the 2019 Cricket World Cup which was won by the England team. Jonny Bairstow was the second-highest run-scorer for England and the 6th highest scorer overall in the World Cup.
His performance got him featured in the team of the tournament by the ICC, having scored 536 runs in 11 matches with an extraordinary average of 48.36.
Jonny Bairstow IPL Career
This talented wicket-keeper batsman debuted in the IPL in 2019 and was bought in auction by Sunrisers Hyderabad with a booking price of INR 1.5 crore for the season. Bairstow’s debut in the IPL season was outstanding as he scored about 445 runs in total, and a century, at an average of 63.57. His pairing with David Warner soon became one of the deadliest and reliable opening combinations. However, he had to leave IPL 2019 because of his commitment to the England team to join them for the camp for the World Cup and other series with Pakistan and Australia. Moreover, the extremely talented wicket-keeper batsman always made his innings appraisable, whether it was scoring 80 runs against KKR 2019 IPL or others. This right-hand batsman always maintained his form and gave his team a brilliant opening with a strike rate of over 158. These worthy performances made Bairstow again a part of Sunrisers Hyderabad for IPL 2020 where he was auctioned for INR 2.20 cr.
This season, Sunrisers Hyderabad played their first match against Virat Kohli's team Royal Challengers Bangalore , which they lost; the match was totally bizarre on their part. The Sunrisers team collapsed while chasing a set target of 164 as they just scored 153 in 19.4 overs, losing the match by ten runs.
However, Jonny Bairstow scored 61 runs in 43 balls but could not help his team. During his innings, Jonny showed his classy play once again and toyed with the RCB bowlers, especially Umesh Yadav as he hit him for two huge sixes in an over. Sunrisers Hyderabad team is a strong side with David Warner, Jonny Bairstow, and Kane Williamson in the top order. Their bowling is also pretty formidable with Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Rashid Khan , Muhammad Nabi , Khaleel Ahmed, and Sandeep Sharma on the list. All these players are profoundly talented and are surely going to turn down the tables and make wins in IPL 2021 .
Jonny Bairstow Personal Information
Jonny Bairstow’s age is 31 years, and he was born on September 26, 1989, at Bradford, West Yorkshire, England. His brother Andrew Bairstow has also played first-class cricket for England.
Jonny Bairstow’s height is 5.11 ft and weighs about 75 kg. He is an aggressive player on the field but very fast and focused. Bairstow is also the first English player who has scored three consecutive ODI hundreds.
Johnny Bairstow’s wife - This handsome English player is not married yet. Right now, according to the sources he is not even dating anyone.
Batting Career Summary
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