Jonny Bairstow

England
Age
September 26, 1989 (32 years)
Role
Wicket Keeper
Birth Place
Bradford, Yorkshire
Batting Style
Right Handed
Nationality
England
Bowling Style
Right-arm medium

Wicket-keeper-batsman Jonny Bairstow has become increasingly important to England’s international cricket fortunes.

ICC Rankings

Test ODI T20I
Batting
-
-
-
Bowling
-
-
-

Team played

England, England A, England XI, Yorkshire, England Lions, Sunrisers Hyderabad, Peshawar Zalmi, World XI, Kerala Knights, Welsh Fire

Batting Career Summary

M Inn NO Runs HS Avg BF SR 100 50 4s 6s
ODI
79
76
8
3269
139
48.07
3080
106.14
10
21
368
86
T20I
42
41
8
898
86*
27.21
658
136.47
0
5
86
38
Test
62
111
6
3704
167*
35.28
6723
55.09
5
19
430
25
IPL
18
18
1
593
97
34.88
447
132.66
0
5
51
28

Bowling Career Summary

M Inn B Runs Wkts BBI Econ Avg SR 4W 5W 10W
ODI
79
0
0
0
0
-
-
-
-
0
0
0
T20I
42
0
0
0
0
-
-
-
-
0
0
0
Test
62
0
0
0
0
-
-
-
-
0
0
0
IPL
18
0
0
0
0
-
-
-
-
0
0
0

ODI Career

Bairstow made his ODI debut in the final ODI against India in September 2011. He became the Man of the Match after he had scored a match-winning 41 off 21 deliveries to help England win a rain-curtailed match decided by the DL method.

An ODI Asset for England

In June 2015, an injury to Jos Buttler allowed Bairstow to return to ODIs after an 18-month hiatus in the 5th game against the visiting New Zealand team. Bairstow delivered an all-round performance including two catches and a stumping along with an innings of 83 not out off 60 balls to help his side score a victory in a rain-curtailed game. In September 2016, Bairstow scored 61 to help England beat Pakistan in the fourth ODI of a series. In the fifth one, Bairstow scored 33 in a lost game, though England managed to win the series 4-1. In January 2017, Bairstow scored 56 to help England mount a score of 321/8 to win the third ODI of a series against India. Nevertheless, India won the series 2–1. In September 2017, Bairstow got his first ODI hundred (100 not out) against the West Indies at Old Trafford. Later the same month, Bairstow broke Trescothick’s record highest score of 130 made by an England player against the West Indies when he got 141 at Southampton.

Brilliant World Cup Campaign

Despite a couple of golden ducks – against South Africa and Sri Lanka – Bairstow was one of the success stories of the 2019 World Cup. His match-winning scores of 90 against Afghanistan, 111 against India and 109 against New Zealand in the group stage helped propel England into the semi-finals where they beat Australia to enter the final. In the final, Bairstow scored 36 runs the value of which was obvious when England won a tied match on boundary count. Bairstow became the second-highest scorer of runs for England in the World Cup, scoring 536 runs in 11 innings at an average of 48.36. In 77 ODIs, Bairstow has scored 2923 runs at 47.14 with nine centuries and the highest score of 141 not out. He has also taken 35 catches and made two stumpings.

Test Career

Bairstow played his first Test match against the visiting West Indies side at Lord’s in May 2012. Though he could score just 16 in the only innings he batted in, Bairstow took a crucial catch to dismiss Marlon Samuels in a series that England won 2-0.

Winning Turn

In the third Test of the next series played against the visiting South Africans, Bairstow scored 95 in the first innings. Having set 345 to win, England were tottering at 45/4 when Bairstow arrived at the crease. He scored a valiant 54 but could not prevent South Africa from winning by 51 runs. Pietersen’s absence paved the way for Bairstow to play when the Kiwis were touring England. He had scores of 41, 64, and 22 to help England win the series 2-0. After Compton had been dropped from the 2013 Ashes series Bairstow got an opportunity to play. His scores of 37, 15, 67 and 20 in the four innings of the first two Tests helped England take a 2-0 lead in the series.

Triumphant Comeback

Returning to the England squad after a gap of 18 months on the 2015 tour of New Zealand, Bairstow shone in the only Test he played with 83 unbeaten runs, two catches and a stumping. England won the match and the series 3-2. Replacing Gary Ballance in the fourth Test of the 2015 Ashes series, Bairstow scored 74 to help England score an innings win. After he had become the first-choice keeper for the 2015 – 2016 series against South Africa, Bairstow’s scores of 41, 79, 150 not out, his maiden test ton, 30 not out, and 45 in the first three matches were crucial to England’s 2-0 lead. During his century, he also shared a record partnership of 399 with Stokes rescuing the side from a wobbly 167/4 to a dominant 629/6 in the second match. In 2016, Bairstow added nine catches to a timely 140 in the first game against Sri Lanka to rescue England and win the Man of the Match award. His 167 and 32 in the third match led to Bairstow being awarded Man of the Series.

Mixed Ashes Fortunes

Playing in place of suspended Stokes against Australia in December 2017, Bairstow made 119. However, a poor average of 23.77 in the 2019 Ashes series against Australia led to him losing the favour of the England selectors. In 70 ODIs, Bairstow has scored 4030 runs at an average of 34.74 with six centuries and the highest score of 167 not out. He has also taken 184 catches and made 13 stumpings.

T20I Career

Bairstow played his first T20I against the West Indies at the Oval in September 2011. Barring a catch, he did not play any role in the match. It was not until February 2012 that he made a substantial score of 60 not out, in the UAE, to help England beat Pakistan and be named Man of the Match. A year later, he played another match-winning knock of 38 off 22 balls against New Zealand in Auckland. Another unbeaten 60 at Southampton helped England ease to a win against South Africa in June 2017. Arguably, his most impressive innings came against the West Indies in March 2019, when opening the innings with Hales, Bairstow blasted 68 off 40 balls to chase down 161 to win the match for England. That was the start of a consistent string of scores: 37, 35, 47, 23 and 35 against various opposing teams to underline his dominance in white-ball cricket. His last innings of 64 at Centurion in February 2020 helped England chase down a formidable target of 223 against South Africa. In 37 T20Is, Bairstow has scored 725 runs at an average of 27.88 with the highest score of 68. He has also taken 32 catches.

IPL Career

Making his debut in the IPL 2019 season for Sunrisers Hyderabad, Bairstow opened with Warner to make an instant impact, scoring 445 runs in 10 matches at 55.62 with the highest score of 114 and a strike rate of 157.24. He also had nine catches and two stumpings, as he helped Sunrisers get to the knockout stage of the competition.

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