Jonny Bairstow: 32 Year Old Specialist Batsman And A Extraordinary Sportsperson

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Jonny Bairstow’s full name is Jonathan Marc Bairstow. Jonny Bairstow is an English cricketer and has played for England across all the formats of the game. He is a right-handed wicket keeper-batsman and holds the highest sixth-wicket test partnership with Ben Stokes. The partnership was of 399 runs against South Africa.

Personal Life

Jonny Bairstow is a native of Bradford, West Yorkshire. Jonny is the second son of former Yorkshire and England wicket-keeper David Bairstow. Jonny Bairstow claims to possess his skills in cricket from Andy Downes, a former Sir Thomas Rich’s pupil. After Bairstow’s first-ever test century, Downes said, ‘It is great to see his persistence is paying off. He has the potential to travel all the way.’ 

He displayed his early talent when he became the first winner of the Young Wisden Schools Cricketer of the Year award. This was for the performance he showed in 2007 for St Peter’s School, York, when he scored 654 runs.

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Full Name Jonny Bairstow
Birth Date 26 September 1989
Age 32 years
Place Of Birth Bradford, United Kingdom
Nationality British, English
Marital Status Married
Spouse/ Partner Eleanor Tomlinson
Father Name David Bairstow
Mother Name Janet Bairstow
Siblings Andrew Bairstow, Rebecca Bairstow
Net Worth $ 8 Million

Career

In the 2008 season, Jonny Bairstow played cricket for Yorkshire. In six championship matches, he smashed 308 runs at an average of 61.60. He joined the first-team squad for the ultimate County Championship match of the season against Sussex but did not play with the starting XI. Bairstow also has played for the Leeds United youth team.

Jonny Bairstow began the 2009 season playing cricket after scoring 202* against Leicestershire seconds. He joined the first-team match with Somerset when Michael Vaughan left the game through injury. On his first-class debut, Jonny scored 28 before going back to the dressing room by a delivery from Michael Munday. Bairstow also joined the Britain ODI squad for their match against Ireland in August 2011; however, he did not get to play at all.

He made his debut in the same month after his call-up to the ultimate ODI against India. Playing as a skillful batsman, he scored an unbeaten 41 off just 21 balls to assist England in reaching a Duckworth-Lewis-adjusted total. On 23 February 2012, Bairstow received the Man of the Match within the second T20 formatted game of the series between Pakistan and England at Dubai International Cricket Stadium. England won that game.

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Test Cricket

Furthermore, Jonny joined the English team for the first Test against the West Indies at Lord’s. After a successful start to the 2012 season, scoring two centuries for Yorkshire, Bairstow did not get selected for the first two Tests. England went with Ravi Bopara and gave James Taylor his debut within the 2nd Test for the 2012 South Africa series.

However, he joined the squad for the 3rd Test, and he made 95 within the first innings against South Africa before being bowled by a superb ball from fast bowler Morne Morkel. Within the first Test against India in 2016, Bairstow scored 46 in England’s first innings with the team total of 537 and wasn’t required to bat within the second innings.

Furthermore, in the second Test, he made 53 within the first innings before making an unbeaten 34 in the second, but England lost by 246 runs. During the third Test, he made 89 in England’s first innings total of 283. Still, after England had a first-innings lead, Jonny could make just 15 in the second innings as India secured an eight-wicket victory. On 15 December 2017, Bairstow received the promotion to No.6 because of the suspended Ben Stokes. He scored 119 runs against Australia. He received a promotion to be a gap batsman within the limited-overs series.

One Day International

In 2018, Jonny became the first English batsman to smash three centuries in a row in One-Day International games. Bairstow joined England’s squad for the 2019 Ashes series. He averaged 23.77 with the bat all throughout the series but made only one half-century. Bairstow left the England Test squad for the tour of New Zealand.

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Indian Premier League

Jonny Bairstow started his IPL journey in 2019 under the Sunrisers Hyderabad franchise. Currently, he is playing for the Punjab Kings. Over the span of 4 years, Jonny Bairstow has managed to score 1291 runs over 39 matches.

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