Jonathan Marc Bairstow (born 26 September 1989) is an English cricketer who plays internationally for England in all formats. In domestic cricket, he represents Yorkshire, and has played in multiple Twenty20 leagues, including for Sunrisers Hyderabad and Punjab Kings in the Indian Premier League. He is a right-handed wicket-keeper batsman.
Bairstow was born in Bradford, West Yorkshire, England, the second son of former Yorkshire and England wicket-keeper David Bairstow and the younger half-brother of former Derbyshire player Andrew Bairstow. He was educated at St Peter's School, York, where he captained the cricket team to a number of successes.
Bairstow made his debut for Yorkshire in 2009, and quickly established himself as a regular in the first team. He scored his maiden first-class century in 2010, and went on to score over 1,000 runs in each of the next three seasons. He also made his Twenty20 debut for Yorkshire in 2009, and his List A debut in 2010.
Bairstow made his international debut for England in an ODI against India in August 2011. He made his Test debut against the West Indies in May 2012, and his T20I debut against South Africa in June 2012.
Bairstow has played 106 ODIs for England, scoring 4,290 runs at an average of 44.67, with 11 centuries and 23 half-centuries. He is the fastest English player to reach 4,000 ODI runs, and is the fifth-highest run scorer in England's ODI history. He was also part of the England team that won the 2019 Cricket World Cup.
Bairstow has played 87 T20Is for England, scoring 2,175 runs at an average of 36.83, with two centuries and 15 half-centuries. He is the fourth-highest run scorer in England's T20I history.
Bairstow has played 89 Tests for England, scoring 5,935 runs at an average of 36.09, with 14 centuries and 29 half-centuries. He is the tenth-highest run scorer in England's Test history. He also holds the record for the highest individual score by an Englishman in a Test match, with 250 against Sri Lanka in 2021.
Bairstow has been involved in a few controversies during his career. In 2017, he was fined by the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) for his role in a head-butting incident with Australia's Cameron Bancroft. In 2021, he was fined by the ECB for swearing on the microphone during a Test match against India.
Bairstow is married to Becky Bairstow, and they have two children together. He is also a keen golfer and footballer.