Jonny Bairstow Runs and Career – This has been a wondrous season for Jonny Bairstow. One of the most explosive batsmen in the Indian Premier League, the opener has taken his form into the international arena as well. He has emerged as one of the most dynamic batsmen this season, earning laurels across the cricketing fraternity and rightly so.
Having scored a half-century against Pakistan in the series opener of their five-match ODI series to craft out England’s clinical win, the wicket-keeper has shown why he is considered the fulcrum of England’s batting line-up currently. Chasing the 359-run target set by Pakistan to England in their ongoing third ODI, he’s traversed his way to a 100. It’s an innings that bespoke excellent sublime, setting the platform for his country to go on and take an unassailable 2-0 lead against Pakistan.
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Jonny Bairstow Runs and Career
Bairstow reached his ninth century for England in 72 balls with a profound 12 fours and 3 sixes, giving his side just the foundation needed to go on and diminish Pakistan.
It’s not just the runs that he’s come up with but the graceful manner he amassed them in that makes for a spectacle to behold. Flicking, cutting, pulling and driving the ball all over the field in only a manner that he can, Bairstow cleaned out each of Pakistan’s bowler sent his way. And what will give England’s heart is the consistency he’s shown over the previous two months to emerge as one of their most key players ahead of the all-important quadrennial world cup.
Bairstow was also one of the major reasons the Sunrisers Hyderabad found themselves in the top 4 of the IPL. Scoring 445 runs in just 10 innings at a brilliant aggregate of 63.57 and strike rate of 158.36 with one hundred and two fifties despite leaving 3 weeks prior to the tournament concluded, Bairstow’s onslaught saw him unleash a carnage alongside David Warner. The duo set up one of the most productive opening partnerships in the tournament, putting on a half-century stand almost all the time they took to the field.
The partnership amassed a staggering 786 runs in 473 balls at a stunning average of 87.33 and brilliant strike rate of 166.17 in 10 matches. Four-century partnerships at a combined strike rate of 177 and three fifty partnerships at a combined strike rate of 151, these are unspoken and unimaginable numbers, something the two had no problem getting to.
Jonny Bairstow Runs and Career
What was even more impressive was the fact that this was Bairstow’s first season playing in the Indian Premier League, a season which should have been a tough one for him given his relative inexperience on Indian pitches. It didn’t deter him to the slightest though as he became the leading run-getter in the premier tournament for a debutant, surpassing the likes of Shreyas Iyer, Faf du Plessis, Lendl Simmons, Rahul Tripathi and Evin Lewis.
He’s a player who has always possessed an unmatchable exquisite skill set, a seamless blend of knowing when to play out the overs and when to up the ante mercilessly. As the home side look to stamp their authority on international cricket and win what would be their first world cup ever, Bairstow is certainly someone who is going to spare no expense in ensuring his side reach the echelon of success.
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