Being the son of the England wicketkeeper David Bairstow did not make the cricket journey easier for Jinny Bairstow. He had to work hard to reach the top. However, he had the benefit of learning about cricket from an early age. As a result, he made outstanding records, and he is not to be ignored at all.
Basic Information About the Player
Full Name: Jonny Bairstow
Age: 31 years old
Bat Style: Right-handed opening batsman
Teams: His current teams include England, Yorkshire, England Cricket Board XI, Peshawar Zalmi, Sunrisers Hyderabad, World XI, Team Stokes, Team Moeen, Kerala Knights, Melbourne Stars, Team Morgan, Welsh Fire.
Leagues and Ranks
In 2008 he was called up in the first-team squad for the final County Championship after playing second XI cricket for Yorkshire. He failed to reach the starting eleven in this game but signed a two-year contract at the end of the game.
In 2009 he was called in the first-team Match with Somerset. He recorded his first-class debut when he scored 28 and the second innings an unbeaten 82. In 2010 he was in the Yorkshire team playing 16 first-class matches and scoring 918 runs.
In 2011 Jonny was selected in the England Lions squad for the West Indies tour. In May the same year, he scored his maiden first-class century. After that, Jonny was named on the national squad, which played against Ireland in an ODI.
He was not included in the first two Tests against South Africa in 2012. But in the third Test, he was called in, but he did not make any significant records that would make the team win. He was also selected in the 2012 ICC World T20, but his contribution was insignificant.
In 2015, Johnny was called into the squad for the 5th ODI in New Zealand. Again, he helped England win when he scored 83 in 60 balls.
He was included in the 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, and 2020 seasons.
Johnny has struggled in his years in which some of the seasons he did not have noticeable results. But he has made some achievements, including;
- In the 2007 season, he was named the Young Wisden Schools Cricketer winner of the year.
- In 2012 he became the first wicketkeeper to take a stumping in the 2015 season.
- In the 2016 season, he was named Man of the Match after scoring 140 in the first game and was awarded the player of the series.
- During a series against South Africa, Bairstow became the ninth England wicketkeeper to take 100 Test dismissals.
- His performances in 2018 made him be named in the World ODI XI by ICC and Cricinfo. He also became the first English batter to register three successive ODI tons.
Jonny Bairstow left the ground during the 3rd ODI when he hurt his left hand in March 2021. He also suffered his right ankle while batting for Yorkshire in July 2021.
Last Matches Played
1. 4th Test England vs. India, March 4-6 2021, India won by an innings and 25 runs
2. 3rd T20I, England vs. Pakistan, July 20, 2021, England won by three wickets
4. 8th Match, Welsh Fire vs. Southern Brave, July 27, 2021, Fire won by 18 runs