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Jhye Richardson Height, Age, Girlfriend, Family, Biography

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Age: 27 Years
Height: 5' 10"

Jhye Richardson

Bio/Wiki
Full nameJhye Avon Richardson
NicknameShadow
ProfessionCricketer (Bowler)
Physical Stats & More
Height5' 10" (178 cm)
Weight (approx.)in kilograms-75 kg
in pounds- 165 lbs
Eye ColourBlue
Hair ColourLight Brown
Cricket
International DebutODI- 19 January 2018 v England
Test- 24 January 2019 v Sri Lanka
T20- 19 February 2017 v Sri Lanka
Jersey Number#11 (Australia Under-19)
#60 (Australia)
Jhye Richardson's Australian jersey number 60
#60 (Punjab Kings in IPL)
Jhye Richardson's Australian jersey number 60
Domestic/State TeamClub Cricket

• Bicton Attadale Cricket Club

First-class/List-A/T20

• Western Australia Under-17 (2013-14)
• Western Australia Under-19 (2014-2016)
• Western Australia Under-23 (2014-2016)
• Western Australia (2015-present)
• Western Australia XI (2022-23)

Big Bash League (BBL)

• Perth Scorchers (2015-present)
Jhye Richardson in Perth Scorchers jersey

Indian Premier League (IPL)

• Punjab Kings (PBKS) (2021)
• Delhi Capitals (DC) (2024)
Batting StyleRight-handed
Bowling StyleRight arm fast
Awards, Honours, Achievements • Bradman Young Cricketer of the Year in 2018
Jhye Richardson with Bradman Young Cricketer of the Year Award
• Simon Katich Medal in 2020 and 2021
Personal Life
Date of Birth20 September 1996 (Friday)
Age (as of 2023)27 Years
BirthplaceMurdoch, Western Australia
Zodiac signLibra
Signature Jhye Richardson signature
NationalityAustralian
SchoolEmmanuel Catholic College, Western Australia (Class of 2013)
Hobbies• Travelling
Jhye Richardson during a trip
• Listening to music
• Playing video games
Relationships & More
Marital StatusUnmarried
Affairs/Girlfriends• Jessica Moxham (Travel agent) (2015-2021)
Jhye-Richardson with girlfriend Jessica Moxham
• Ashleigh Howat (2023-present)
Jhye Richardson with Ashleigh Howat (right)
Family
ParentsFather- Jim Richardson
Mother- Karen Richardson (Hairdresser)
Jhye Richardson parents
SiblingsBrother- Tory Richardson (5 years elder than Jhye)
Sister- Kobhi Richardson (eldest of 3 siblings)
Jessica Moxham, Jhye Richardson, Tory Richardson, Kobhi Richardson, and Kobhi's husband (left to right)
Favourites
CricketerBatsman- Virat Kohli
Bowler- Dale Steyn
Country to tourSouth Africa, England
Style Quotient
Car CollectionBMW M3
Jhye Richardson washing his car
Money Factor
Salary/Income (approx.)Rs 5 crore (as of 2024)

Note: This income is from his IPL contract with Delhi Capitals (DC).
Assets/PropertiesLand on moon
Social Media
InstagramJhye Richardson
TwitterJhye Richardson

Jhye Richardson

Some Lesser Known Facts About Jhye Richardson

  • Jhye Richardson started playing cricket at a young age with his elder brother in the backyard of his home.

    A childhood photo of Jhye Richardson

    A childhood photo of Jhye Richardson

  • He was often discouraged by his coaches from becoming a pace bowler, as he did not fit the traditional body frame of Australian pace bowlers, who used to be taller and had a big body frame.
  • He did not lose hope and kept playing cricket with local clubs in his neighbourhood.

    Jhye Richardson during his childhood

    Jhye Richardson during his childhood

  • To improve his fitness during his teenage years, he also played rugby in local leagues.

    Jhye Richardson playing rugby

    Jhye Richardson playing rugby

  • He played for Australia Under-19 against England Under-19 in 2015. He represented Australia Under-19 in the 2016 Under-19 World Cup.

    Jhye Richardson during the series against England Under-19

    Jhye Richardson during the series against England Under-19

  • In 2015-16, Jhye Richardson made a first-class debut for Western Australia at the age of 19. In the same year, he took 11 wickets in the Big Bash League (BBL) season. He won the Player of the Match award in the final against Sydney Sixers, helping Perth Scorchers clinch the title.

    Jhye Richardson with Player of the Match award

    Jhye Richardson with Player of the Match award

  • This helped him to get a national call-up for the T20I series at home against Sri Lanka and at that time he had played only one first-class cricket game at the domestic level.

    Jhye Richardson

    Jhye Richardson in T20 match against Sri Lanka

  • On his 21st birthday in 2017, his brother gifted him land on the moon.
  • In 2018, he came to the selector’s notice with his performance in the first innings against New South Wales at Optus Stadium, where he took 8 wickets for 47 runs.

    Jhye Richardson celebrating after taking 8 wickets for 47 runs

    Jhye Richardson celebrating after taking 8 wickets for 47 runs

  • In 2019, Jhye Richardson was part of the Australian squad that defeated the Indian team in India by 3-2 after losing the first 2 ODIs of the 5-match series. He picked up Virat Kohli‘s wicket thrice in the series.

    Jhye Richardson celebrating Virat Kohli's wicket in a match of the 5-match ODI series in 2019

    Jhye Richardson celebrating Virat Kohli’s wicket in a match of the 5-match ODI series in 2019

  • In February 2019, he took five wickets during his Test debut against Sri Lanka at Gabba (Brisbane Cricket Ground).
  • In 2019, he became a centrally contracted player for Cricket Australia (CA).
  • Jhye Richardson was kept out of the 2019 World Cup and Ashes squad due to a shoulder injury sustained in an ODI against Pakistan.

    Jhye Richardson shoulder injury

    Jhye Richardson’s shoulder injury against Pakistan

  • In the 2021 IPL auction in Chennai, he became the second most expensive bowler in IPL history (at that time) after getting acquired by Punjab Kings (PBKS) for Rs 14 crore.

    Jhye Richardson in Punjab Kings jersey

    Jhye Richardson in the Punjab Kings jersey

  • In 2021, he was acquired by Welsh Fire for the inaugural season of The Hundred tournament in England but he later pulled out of the tournament.
  • Indian legendary cricketer Sunil Gavaskar was once travelling with Jhye Richardson on a flight from Dubai to Mumbai. He thought Richardson was a school kid before Simon Doull, who was also travelling with them, introduced both of them to each other.
  • In April 2022, his central contract with Cricket Australia (CA) was terminated.
  • Richardson was featured in various memes after Perth Scorchers won the 2022 BBL season. While celebrating the win, his face hit the shoulders of one of the players due to which his nose started bleeding.

    Jhye Richardson's bleeding nose after the final of BBL

    Jhye Richardson’s bleeding nose after the final of BBL

  • In the 2023 IPL auction, Mumbai Indians (MI) acquired him for Rs 1.5 crore ($182,000) but he did not play in the 2023 IPL season and was replaced by Riley Meredith.
  • In 2023, he underwent surgery for his hamstring injury but could not recover in time and was ruled out of the 2023 ODI World Cup.

    Jhye Richardson after undergoing surgery for hamstring injury

    Jhye Richardson after undergoing surgery for a hamstring injury

  • In the 2024 IPL auction held at the Coca-Cola Arena in Dubai on 19 December 2023, Delhi Capitals (DC) acquired him for Rs. 5 crore against the base price of Rs. 1.50 crore.

  • He is an avid gamer. He is the co-owner and brand ambassador of Ground Zero OCE, an Australian esports organisation.

    Jhye Richardson playing video games

    Jhye Richardson playing video games

  • He does not drink alcohol or smoke to maintain his fitness.
  • His bowling attributes are rhythm, being explosive and having fast twitch muscle fibres. He often tried to run fast and push through the crease, keeping his front leg locked.
  • He delivered his fastest delivery in the Big Bash League which was clocked at 149 kph (93 mph).
  • Jhye Richardson is often spotted wearing an Adidas cricket shoe with the words “stand tall” or “KISS” written on it. He said that ‘stand tall’ tells him to stand tall at the crease while bowling, and ‘KISS’ stands for ‘Keep it simple stupid’ which tells him to keep his game simple.

    Words written on Jhye Richardson's cricket shoes

    Words written on Jhye Richardson’s cricket shoes

  • Jhye Richardson is a dog-lover and pets a golden retriever named Nala.

    Jhye Richardson with his dog

    Jhye Richardson with his dog