Jonny Bairstow Cricketer Profile – Age, Achievements, Career, Stats & More

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Being the son of former England keeper David Bairstow, the cricket World was introduced to Jonny Bairstow naturally at an early age. But this did not make it any easier for him as he struggled to find his way into fame. In his career journey, Jonny has impressed due to his consistent batting. 

Here are more details about Jonny Bairstow’s cricket journey;

Basic Information About Jonny Bairstow

Full Name Jonathan Marc Bairstow
Age 31 years
Born In Bradford, United Kingdom
Bat Style Right-Handed batsman
Bowl Style Right-arm medium
Nationality British, English
Birth Date 26 September 1989
Height 1.78 m
Spouse Unmarried
Net Worth INR 59 crore (USD 8 million)
Teams England, Peshawar Zalmi, Kerala Knights, Sunrisers Hyderabad, World XI, Yorkshire, Team Stokes, Team Moeen, Melbourne Stars, England Cricket Board XI, Team Morgan, Welsh Fire.


Jonny Bairstow Cricket Batting Stats:

Jonny Bairstow is a talented batsman and wicket-keeper who can handle any batting at any order. He has been giving good scores as a batsman in various tournaments. 

Test: Jonny Bairstow has played 78 matches in the Test editions. In 138 innings, he has made 4381 runs, a high score of 167, and 8 Not Outs. His average is 33.70, while his strike rate is 54.55. 

ODIs: For the ODIs, Jonny has played 89 matches where he has made 3498 runs in 81 innings. His highest score is 141, and he has 8 Not Outs. His average in the ODIs is 47.91, while the strike rate is 105.0. 

T20s: Having played 57 matches in the T2Os, Jonny has a record of 1143 runs in 51 innings. His highest score is 86, while the number of Not Outs and the average are 10 and 27.87, respectively. Jonny’s strike rate is 137.0. 

World Cup: Jonny has played in the 23 World cup, where he has recorded 1107 runs in 22 innings. He has the highest score, which is 124, while the average is 50.31. In addition, Jonny’s strike rate is 100.0.  

Career Information

Jonny Bairstow first became famous when he scored 654 runs for his school St Peter’s, in 2007. He was given the nickname “Young Jonny Bairstow” by his fans. When starting his career, he played for the Yorkshire team in their second XI. His excellent performance in 2008 made him be called to the first team, and from there, he has fixed his position in various places. 

Test Debut:

Jonny Bairstow made his Test debut on May 17, 2012, against West Indies at Lord’s. He was presented his cap by a close family friend and former Yorkshire and England cricketer Geoff Boycott. 

Jonny’s last Test match was against India at Kennington Oval on September 02, 2021. India won by 157 runs. 

ODI Debut:

He made it to the England ODI in 2011 and made his debut on September 16 at Cardiff in the same year. He registered 41 runs off just 21 balls leading his team to win by 6 wickets will 10 balls remaining. 

He played the last ODI match on July 4, 2021, against Sri Lanka at County Ground. 

T20 Debut:

In the T20, Jonny made his debut on September 23, 2011, against West Indies at Kennington Oval. He did not bat, but he shared his debut with Ben Stokes, who also did not bat or bowl. 

His last match in the T20 was on July 20, 2021, against Pakistan at Emirates Old Trafford. England won by 3 wickets. 

IPL Debut:

Jonny Bairstow played his first IPL edition in 2019. Sunrisers Hyderabad bought him for INR 2.2 crore. He did not disappoint his fans and the team as he made his debut and became the highest run-getter for the Hyderabad team after David Warner. Jonny scored 39 balls as an opener, although his team lost the match. 

His last T20 match was on July 27, 2021, between Fire and Brave at Cardiff. Jonny was the Man of the match in this game, and Fire won by 18 runs. 

Records, Achievements, and Awards

  • In 2007 he acquired the Young Wisden Schools Cricketer of the year award.
  • On February 23, 2012, Jonny was named the Man of the match in the second T20 between Pakistan and England at Dubai International Cricket Stadium. 
  • Jonny was included for the first time in the Test series against West Indies at Lord’s. 
  • He became the first Yorkshire cricketer to reach a landmark in 2011 by scoring 1000 runs in a year. 
  • After his ODI debut, he got the Man of the Match award. 
  • He has the highest individual score in Abu Dhabi T10 League. 
  • He was the first wicketkeeper to score a century for Sunrisers Hyderabad in IPL.
  • Jonny became the only English wicket-keeper to claim nine dismissals in a Test match twice. First against South Africa in January 2016 and the second one against Sri Lanka in May 2016. 
  • Jonny was named in the squad for the 5th ODI in New Zealand and helped England win when he recorded 83 in 60 balls. 
  • He has the most dismissals by a wicket-keeper in a calendar year for 2016. 
  • He recorded the most Test runs by a wicket-keeper in 2016.
  • Jonny is the first England cricket player to record 3 consecutive ODI hundreds. 
  • Jonny was included in the ICC World ODI XI in 2018.
  • He won the ICC World Cup in 2019. He was the opener in this league, and he scored 532 runs in 11 matches. He also registered hundreds against semi-finalists India and New Zealand, which enabled them to take the win. 

Lesser-known facts about Jonny Bairstow

  • Johnny and his father are the 13th father and son combination to represent England in Tests. 
  • His father committed suicide because of depression when Jonny was 8 years old. Years later, his mother was diagnosed with Breast Cancer, but with extensive chemotherapy, she got cured. 
  • Before he settled in cricket, Jonny played football for seven years. He also played Rugby and Hockey. 
  • During his debut – A list match in 2009, he was dismissed for a golden duck off on the first ball. 
  • His half-brother Andrew Bairstow was also a wicket-keeper at First Class Level.

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