Jonny Bairstow (born 26 September 1989) is an English Cricketer who plays for England in International cricket and Sunrisers Hyderabad in the IPL.
|Full Name||Jonathan Marc Bairstow|
|Date of Birth||26 September 1989|
|Birth Place||Bradford, Yorkshire, England|
|Batting Style||Right Handed Bat|
|Bowling Style||Right-arm medium|
|Physical Stats & More|
|Height (approx)||180 cm|
5’ 11” Inch
|Teams||England, Yorkshire, England Cricket Board XI, Peshawar Zalmi, Kerala Knights, Sunrisers Hyderabad, World XI, Team Stokes, Team Moeen, Melbourne Stars, Team Morgan|
vs West Indies at Lord’s, May 17, 2012
vs India at Sophia Gardens, Sep 16, 2011
vs West Indies at Kennington Oval, Sep 23, 2011
vs Kolkata Knight Riders at Eden Gardens, Mar 24, 2019
|Records or Achievements (main ones)||For the sensational 654 runs in the 2007 season of English County Cricket, Jonny was named the winner of the Young Wisden Schools Cricketer of the year award.|
In the 2008 season, he played second XI cricket for Yorkshire, scoring 308 runs in 6 matches at an average of 61.60.
Bairstow, being a wicket keeper, has twice claimed nine dismissals in a test match; first against South Africa in January 2016 and second against Sri Lanka in May 2016.
Bairstow was named in the England squad for the 2012 series against West Indies because of the fact that he had hit two centuries for Yorkshire and Ravi Bopara at that time was injured and could not be added to the squad.
On 17 May 2012, Bairstow made his test debut. His cap was presented to him by former Yorkshire and England cricketer, Geoff Boycott
|Career Turning Point||The tour to South Africa in 2015 proved to be the stepping stone for Jonny Bairstow, where he scored his maiden test century, and was involved in a sixth wicket partnership of 399 runs with Ben Stokes, completing the series with 359 individual runs at a commendable average of 89.75.|
|Jersey Number||51 (England)|
|School||St Peter’s School, Yorkshire|
|Educational Qualification||Not Known|
|Family||Father – David Bairstow (Former Cricketer)|
Mother – Janet Bairstow
Brother – Andrew Bairstow (Former First Class Cricketer)
Sister– Rebecca Bairstow
|Hobbies||Playing Football, Rugby & Hockey|
|Favourite Cricketers||Geoff Boycott|
|Favourite Football Team||Manchester United|
Jonny Bairstow Domestic Career:
Bairstow plays for Yorkshire in the domestic circuit. In the 2008 Season, Bairstow played for Yorkshire in their second XI. He scored 308 runs at an average of 61.60 in the six games he played. He was then called in the main team for the final County Championship match against Sussex but unfortunately failed to make it in the starting 11. Later in the season, he signed a two-year professional contract. He was also excellent in Football and Rugby in his school days. Bairstow has also played for the Leeds United youth team.
Bairstow again began the next season, which was the 2009 season playing second XI cricket. Still, after his brilliant knock of 202 not out against Leicestershire seconds cricket, he was called up for the main-team match against Somerset when Michael Vaughan was ruled out through injury. On his debut, Bairstow scored only 28 runs before being bowled out by Michael Munday, but in the second innings, he top-scored with an unbeaten knock of 82 runs. In Somerset’s second innings, he took over the wicket-keeping duties from injured Gerard Brophy and successfully took four catches.
Bairstow was then a regular member of the Yorkshire team in 2010. In the following season, he played 16 first-class matches and scored 918 runs at an average of more than 40 for the second successive season but could not convert any of his eight fifties into a big ton. His consistent performances in the county season led to his selection in the England Performance Programme squad to tour Australia in 2010/11.
After his impressive performances in List A and first-class cricket, he was selected in the national squad to play against Ireland in an ODI game in August 2011. Unfortunately, he did not make it into the playing 11. He made his ODI debut against India in September 2011 and scored 41 runs off 21 balls on his debut and impressed everyone.
Bairstow was then called up in the test squad against for the tests, and he made his test debut against West Indies on 17 May 2012. After his impressive performances in the domestic T20s, he was selected in the England squad for the 2012 1CC T20 World Cup.
Bairstow was part of the England squad that won the historic 2019 Cricket World Cup. He is the only wicket-keeper batsman for England to claim nine dismissals twice in a Test match, played against South Africa in January 2016, and against Sri Lanka in 2016 May.
In 2016, Bairstow created a new record for the most dismissals (70) behind the stumps by a wicket-keeper in a calendar year. The following year, He also set a new record for most runs scored by a wicket-keeper batsman in tests in a single year by scoring 1,470 runs in that year.
He is also the first English cricketer to score three consecutive ODI Centuries.
Bairstow was also part of the England squad for the 2012 ICC World Twenty20 Cup in Sri Lanka. His performance was not that great in that competition.
Bairstow is currently a regular member of the national side and is also a key player for his team, and is also an established opener in ODIs.
Jonny Bairstow IPL Career:
The Sunrisers Hyderabad bought Bairstow in the IPL 2019 player auction for the 2019 Indian Premier League.
In the following season, he made his IPL debut on 24 March 2019 against Kolkata Knight Riders. He opened the innings alongside David Warner and scored 39 runs off 35 balls on his debut match but ended up on the losing side. Bairstow continued to impress in the IPL after his match-winning performance against Rajasthan Royals by scoring 45 runs off 28 balls.
On 31 March 2019, Bairstow scored his maiden IPL century (114 runs off 56 balls) against the Royal Challengers Bangalore on their home and became the first and only wicket-keeper batsman score a 100 for Sunrisers Hyderabad.
Bairstow played ten games for his team in the 2019 IPL season and ended up scoring 445 runs at an average of 55.62. The Sunrisers Hyderabad then retained Bairstow for the IPL 2020 season. He did not have an outstanding IPL in 2020 and was replaced by Saha in the tournament’s midway. Bairstow is expected to be a core player for SRH in the upcoming years.
Lesser known facts about Jonny Bairstow:
- The full name of Jonny Bairstow is Jonathan Marc Bairstow.
- Bairstow was born in Bradford, West Yorkshire, in 1989.
- He is the second son of former Yorkshire and England wicket-keeper batsman David Bairstow and the younger half-brother of former Derbyshire cricket player Andrew Bairstow.
- Bairstow displayed his early talent in the sport when he was chosen as the inaugural winner of the Young Wisden Schools Cricketer of the Year award.