About JM Bairstow
JM Bairstow is 29 years old English right-handed batman and wicket-keeper. He domestically plays for Yorkshire since 2009 and started his international career in 2011. He is well known for claiming nine dismissals in a test match against South Africa and Sri Lanka in 2016 as England’s only wicket keeper. He also plays for IPL team Sunrisers Hyderabad.
JM Bairstow was born on 26th September, 1989 in Bradford, West Yorkshire, England to David Bairstow. He attended St Peter’s School, York where he was involved in playing cricket. His father was also a former England wicket-keeper who domestically played for Yorkshire. His talent came to notice when he became the Cricketer of the Year at the Young Wisden Schools for his 654 runs in the 2007 season. He also has a half-brother Andrew Bairstow who is also a former player of Derbyshire. Among his other interests he likes to play rugby and football.
He started his domestic career to represent Yorkshire’s second XI where he scored 308 runs at an average of 61.6 in 2008 followed
by a score of 139 not out against Worchestershire. These all achievements brought him the full time contract with the county side. Following the contract he made his first class debut in 2009 and became a star with unbeaten 82 in the second innings. He continued as a regular player until 2011 when a sudden change came in his career with his selection in the England Lions squad for the tour to West Indies in January. Soon he managed to get his first class century and his selection was made in national squad for game against Ireland in an ODI. But his first international appearance was made in the fifth ODI game against the visiting Indians in Cardiff where he threw the score of 41 in 21 balls. In 2012 season, he went for two brilliant hundreds for Yorkshire followed by appearance in third test match against South Africa. He also got selected in 2012 T20 WC team and made a tour to India in 2012-2013 season. In 2017, he got his career high 1470 runs at an average of 58.8 but also got 70 dismissals as a wicket-keeper, a record for the most dismissals by a keeper in a calendar year of 2016. Recently, he made his debut in IPL for SRH against Kolkata Knight Riders in March 2019 and has also fixed his place in 2019 Cricket World Cup from England’s squad side.
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