Jonny Bairstow, an English wicket keeper batsman Plays first class cricket for Yorkshire. Currently he is playing for England in all formats but keep going in and out of the team. Since his debut experts have regarded him as a highly talented batsman. Lets have a look at Jonny Bairstow biography in some facts.
Jonny Bairstow Biography and Facts
Jonny Bairstow was born on 26th of September 1989 West Yorkshire England.
Jonny’s Father is a former England wicket Keeper batsman. His elder brother represented Derbyshire in First class cricket.
Wisden School cricketer of the year award
In 2007 he scored 654 runs for the St Peter’s school, York and he was chosen as winner of the Young Wisden Schools cricketer of the year award.
Most dismissals in a current year
By getting 70 dismissals in the year 2016, Bairstow set a record for most dismissals for a wicket keeper in a calendar year.
Most Test runs by wicket-keeper in a calendar year
In 2016 Bairstow scored 1470 runs in a calendar year in test format which was a record for a wicket-keeper. Previous record was held by Mat Prior of England in 2012 by scoring 777 runs and he comfortably passed the 1045 runs of Zimbabwe wicket-keeper Andy flower.
Great ODI Debut
Jonny did his ODI debut against India in 2011 with match winning inning of 41 runs of 21 balls and his inning also won him Man of the Match award.
Jonny Bairstow did his ODI debut against West Indies in 2012 and he was presented with test cap by a legendary England cricketer Jonny Bairstow. He scored only 16 runs in his debut match.
After undesirable performance in the debut series, he was dropped from the team. He was then recalled playing third test against South Africa in 2012. It was very impactful comeback as he scored 95 runs in the first innings followed by 54 runs in the second inning.
Unfortunate controversial Dismissal
In a test match against India, Jonny Bairstow was given out caught by Gautam Gambhir. As per the laws of cricket he was not out, because ball had touched the grill of Gautam Gambhir’s helmet before he completed the catch. Unfortunately, Bairstow was declared out by the umpire.
He was involved in alleged headbutt with Cameron Bancroft at the start of the Ashes 2017-18 tour. According to Bancroft, He got in amicable conversation with Jonny and he greeted him with Headbutt kind of thing, but Bancroft also added there was no malice in Jonny’s action. But according to Trevor Bayliss, it was long away from being a headbutt.
The year 2016 brought some good fortune for the Jonny Bairstow as played some impactful knocks to cement his place as a wicket-keeper batsman in the England team. In series against Sri Lanka, he scored 387 runs from the 3 test matches at an average of 129. He also won Man of the Series award for his performance.
As of 27th November 2017, Bairstow has played 46 test matches and has scored 2875 runs at an average of 39.38 runs with three centuries. He has played 32 ODI matches with healthy Batting average of 49.60 with two centuries.