Jonny Bairstow – The English Butcher

Jonny Bairstow is a hard-hitting English wicketkeeper-batsman. Although he usually plays down the order for his national team, for the Sunrisers Hyderabad, he plays as an opener alongside David Warner. An explosive batsman who looks to go after the bowler and exert pressure on the opposition, Bairstow has already become a fan favourite in his short IPL career. Last season saw him score an impressive 445 runs in just 10 matches. With no national team commitments, this time around, he will surely be looking to make an even bigger impact.

Jofra Archer Personal Details:

Name Jonny Bairstow
Date of Birth 26 September 1989
Birthplace Bradford, Yorkshire
Height 5 ft 10 inches
Playing Role Wicketkeeper-batsman
ODI Ranking 13
T20 Ranking 38

Jonny Bairstow - Key Statistics and Achievements:

A finisher for England, an opener for Sunrisers Hyderabad and one of the quickest behind the wickets, he certainly made an impression in his debut IPL season. He first rose to prominence in 2011 by becoming a regular on Yorkshire’s county cricket side. In and out of the side over the next few years, it was the South Africa tour in 2015 that saw him establish himself in the national team.

Jofra Archer Career Stats

Format Matches Ininings Runs Highest score Average Strike Rate 100 200 50 4s 6s
Test 70 123 4030 167 34.74 55.08 6 0 21 473 26
ODI 73 68 2861 141 47.68 104.07 9 0 11 326 62
T20I 34 29 603 68 26.22 134 0 0 3 56 25
IPL 10 10 445 114 55.62 157.24 1 0 2 48 18

International Career:

Since 2015, Jonny Bairstow has been one of the first names on the team sheet. He upped his game and hasn’t looked back since. Usually playing down the order at number seven or eight, his big-hitting style has been crucial for England time and again.

IPL Career:

Last season saw Jonny Bairstow make his first foray into the Indian Premier League. Snapped up by the Sunrisers Hyderabad for Rs. 2.20 crores in 2019, he was quick to prove his worth and show the rest of the league exactly how dangerous he could be once he got into his groove. Here are a few of his key stats from last season of IPL:

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