Jhye Richardson

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Jhye Richardson
Personal information
Full nameJhye Avon Richardson
Born (1996-09-20) 20 September 1996 (age 23)
Murdoch, Western Australia
Height5 ft 10 in (178 cm)[1]
BowlingRight-arm fast
International information
National side
Test debut (cap 458)24 January 2019 v Sri Lanka
Last Test1 February 2019 v Sri Lanka
ODI debut (cap 224)19 January 2018 v England
Last ODI24 March 2019 v Pakistan
T20I debut (cap 87)19 February 2017 v Sri Lanka
Last T20I27 February 2019 v India
Domestic team information
2016–presentWestern Australia
2016–presentPerth Scorchers
Career statistics
Competition Test ODI T20I FC
Matches 2 12 9 13
Runs scored 1 68 13 306
Batting average 1.00 13.60 13.00 20.40
100s/50s 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/3
Top score 1 29 7* 71
Balls bowled 306 648 204 2,647
Wickets 6 24 9 55
Bowling average 20.50 26.33 31.88 22.94
5 wickets in innings 0 0 0 2
10 wickets in match 0 0 0 1
Best bowling 3/26 4/26 2/32 8/47
Catches/stumpings 0/– 4/– 9/– 9/–
Source: ESPNcricinfo, 24 March 2019

Jhye Avon Richardson (born 20 September 1996) is an Australian cricketer. He made his debut in domestic cricket in October 2015, and made his international debut for the Australia national cricket team in February 2017.[2].

Early and domestic career[edit]

Richardson is a right-arm fast bowler, and says that, due to his height (178cm) and frame ("70 odd kilos"), he was initially discouraged by coaches to become a pace bowler, a role generally associated with taller and weightier cricketers.[1] He made his List A debut for Western Australia on 21 October 2015 in the 2015–16 Matador BBQs One-Day Cup.[3] In December 2015 he was named in Australia's squad for the 2016 Under-19 Cricket World Cup.[4] On 16 January 2016 he made his Twenty20 debut for the Perth Scorchers in the 2015–16 Big Bash League.[5] He made his first-class debut for Western Australia on 15 March 2016 in the 2015–16 Sheffield Shield.[6]

International career[edit]

In February 2017 Richardson was named in Australia's Twenty20 International (T20I) squad for their series against Sri Lanka.[7] He made his Twenty20 International (T20I) debut for Australia against Sri Lanka at Kardinia Park, Geelong on 19 February 2017.[8]

In January 2018, he was named in Australia's One Day International (ODI) squad for their series against England.[9] He made his ODI debut for Australia against England on 19 January 2018.[10] Later in the same month, he was named in Australia's Test squad for their series against South Africa, which started in March 2018. However, he did not play.[11] In April 2018, he was awarded a national contract by Cricket Australia for the 2018–19 season.[12][13]

In January 2019, Richardson was named in the squad for the ODI series against India. He played the first game at the Sydney cricket ground (SCG) and returned with his career best figures of 4/26, including the wicket of the Indian captain Virat Kohli, to help Australia to its 1,000th international win across all formats.[14] Later the same month, Richardson was added to Australia's Test squad for the series against Sri Lanka, replacing the injured Josh Hazlewood.[15] He made his Test debut for Australia against Sri Lanka on 24 January 2019, taking three wickets in the first innings.[16] Unfortunately, during the series, his shoulder got dislocated so he was sent back home.[17]

He was awarded the Bradman Young Cricketer of the Year at the Allan Border Medal ceremony by Cricket Australia in 2018.[18]

In April 2019, he was named in Australia's squad for the 2019 Cricket World Cup.[19][20] The International Cricket Council (ICC) named him as one of the five exciting talents making their Cricket World Cup debut.[21] However, he was ruled out of the tournament with a dislocated shoulder and was replaced by Kane Richardson.[22]


  1. ^ a b "Meet Jhye Richardson: Australia’s new speed demon with a chip on his shoulder", FoxSports. Retrieved 17 June 2018.
  2. ^ "Jhye Richardson". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 21 October 2015.
  3. ^ "Matador BBQs One-Day Cup, 21st Match: Queensland v Western Australia at Sydney, Oct 21, 2015". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 21 October 2015.
  4. ^ "Wes Agar, Clinton Hinchliffe in Australia U-19 World Cup squad". ESPNCricinfo. Retrieved 19 December 2015.
  5. ^ "Big Bash League, 31st Match: Perth Scorchers v Melbourne Stars at Perth, Jan 16, 2016". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 16 January 2016.
  6. ^ "Sheffield Shield, 28th Match: Queensland v Western Australia at Brisbane, Mar 15-18, 2016". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 15 March 2016.
  7. ^ "Klinger, Paine in Australia's T20 squad". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 1 February 2017.
  8. ^ "Sri Lanka tour of Australia, 2nd T20I: Australia v Sri Lanka at Geelong, Feb 19, 2017". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 19 February 2017.
  9. ^ "Lynn replaces Maxwell in Australia ODI squad". International Cricket Council. Retrieved 3 January 2018.
  10. ^ "2nd ODI (D/N), England tour of Australia and New Zealand at Brisbane, Jan 19 2018". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 19 January 2018.
  11. ^ "Richardson, Holland in Australia squad for South Africa Tests". International Cricket Council. Retrieved 22 January 2018.
  12. ^ "Carey, Richardson gain contracts as Australia look towards World Cup". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 11 April 2018.
  13. ^ "Five new faces on CA contract list". Cricket Australia. Retrieved 11 April 2018.
  14. ^ "Richardson turns tables on India in morale-boosting win for Australia". The Sydney Morning Herald. 12 January 2019.
  15. ^ "Hazlewood out of Sri Lanka Tests with back injury; Richardson called up". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 19 January 2019.
  16. ^ "1st Test (D/N), Sri Lanka tour of Australia at Brisbane, Jan 24-28 2019". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 24 January 2019.
  17. ^ "Jhye Richardson suffers dislocated shoulder". Samaa TV. Retrieved 24 August 2019.
  18. ^ https://www.cricketaustralia.com.au/about/awards-and-events/australian-cricket-awards
  19. ^ "Smith and Warner make World Cup return; Handscomb and Hazlewood out". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 15 April 2019.
  20. ^ "Smith, Warner named in Australia World Cup squad". International Cricket Council. Retrieved 15 April 2019.
  21. ^ "Cricket World Cup 2019: Debutant watch". International Cricket Council. Retrieved 28 April 2019.
  22. ^ "Jhye Richardson out of World Cup, Kane called up". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 8 May 2019.

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