Test- 17 May 2012 vs West Indies in London ODI- 16 September 2011 vs India in Cardiff T20- 23 September 2011 vs West Indies in London
Yorkshire, Peshawar Zalmi
Right Hand Bat
Records/Achievements (main ones)
• For the sensational 654 runs in the 2007 season of English County Cricket, Jonny was named the winner of the Young Wisden Schools Cricketer of the year award.
• In the 2008 season, he played second XI cricket for Yorkshire, scoring 308 runs in 6 matches at an average of 61.60.
• Bairstow, being a wicket keeper, has twice claimed nine dismissals in a test match; first against South Africa in January 2016 and second against Sri Lanka in May 2016.
• Bairstow was named in the England squad for the 2012 series against West Indies because of the fact that he had hit two centuries for Yorkshire and Ravi Bopara at that time was injured and could not be added to the squad.
• On 17 May 2012, Bairstow made his test debut. His cap was presented to him by former Yorkshire and England cricketer, Geoff Boycott.
Career Turning Point
The tour to South Africa in 2015 proved to be the stepping stone for Jonny Bairstow, where he scored his maiden test century, and was involved in a sixth wicket partnership of 399 runs with Ben Stokes, completing the series with 359 individual runs at a commendable average of 89.75.
Date of Birth
26 September 1989
Age (as of 2020)
Bradford, Yorkshire, England
St Peter's School, Yorkshire
Father- David Bairstow (Former Cricketer) Mother- Janet Bairstow Brother- Andrew Bairstow (Former First Class Cricketer) Sister- Rebecca Bairstow
Playing Football, Rugby & Hockey
Girls, Family & More
Some Lesser Known Facts About Jonny Bairstow
Does Jonny Bairstow drink Alcohol?: Yes
Being a son of former English Cricket, David Bairstow, and the brother of former first-class cricketer, Andrew Bairstow, Cricket is in his blood.
The Bairstows have become the 13th father and son combination to represent England in Tests.
Jonny was just 8 when his father committed suicide while under depression. Later, his mother was diagnosed with Breast Cancer, but, she was cured after following extensive chemotherapy.
Jonny played Football for 7 long years. He also used to play Rugby and Hockey. But, finally settled into the Cricket.
In his debut A- list match in 2009, he got dismissed for a golden duck off the very first ball.
He was awarded the Man of the match on debut against India in 2011 for his astonishing innings of 41 for 21 balls.
His most memorable knock came against South Africa in 2012 Lord’s Test wherein he hammered 95 runs with the help of 13 boundaries after coming out to bat when England was reeling at 54/4. He scored a half-century in the second Inning on the match as well.
As of 10 January 2017, Jonny has played 22 ODI and 20 T20I matches, but, hasn’t got a three digit figure so far.