|Full name||Jhye Avon Richardson citation|
|Physical Stats & More|
|Height (approx.)||in centimeters- 178 cm
in meters- 1. 78 m
in feet & inches- 5’ 10”
|Weight (approx.)||in kilograms-70 kg
in pounds- 154 lbs
|Hair Colour||Light Brown|
|International Debut||ODI- 19 January 2018 v England
Test- 24 January 2019 v Sri Lanka
T20- 19 February 2017 v Sri Lanka
|Jersey Number||# 60 (Australia)
# 60 (Punjab Kings)
|Domestic/State Team||Perth Scorchers
|Batting Style||Right hand bat|
|Bowling Style||Right arm fast|
|Awards, Honours, Achievements||Bradman Young Cricketer of the Year 2018|
|Date of Birth||20 September 1996 (Friday)|
|Age (as of 2021)||25 Years|
|Birthplace||Murdoch, Western Australia|
|Hobbies||Music, Video games|
|Relationships & More|
|Parents||Father- Jim Richardson
Mother- Karen Richardson
|Siblings||Brother- Tory Richardson
|Cricketer||Batsman- Virat Kohli
Bowler- Dale Steyn
|Net Worth (approx.)||14 crore INR Espn Cricinfo|
Some Lesser Known Facts About Jhye Richardson
- Jhye Richardson is an Australian cricketer, who plays as a fast bowler for the Australia national cricket team and also active in domestic and franchise cricket with teams like Western Australia, Perth Scorchers, and Punjab Kings.
- He was often discouraged by his coaches to become a pace bowler, as he would not fit the traditional body frame of orthodox Australian pace bowlers, who naturally tend to be taller and weightier for the role.
- In 2015-16, Jhye Richardson made a first-class debut for Western Australia at the age of 19. In the same year, he had a great Big Bash League season, in which he collected 11 wickets and produced a Player of the match performance in the final against Sydney Sixers, helping Perth Scorchers clinch the title.
- 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.
- In 2018, he put on an impressive performance in the first innings against New South Wales, where he took 8 wickets and gave 47 runs at Optus Stadium.
- In 2019, Jhye Richardson was part of the Australian squad that defeated the Indian team after being down by a 0-2 deficit and eventually winning the series by 3-2 in India. He defined it as an everlasting experience of his career as he told:-
That doesn’t happen very often and to be a part of the team to do that was really special. I’ve been to India a few times and I don’t think I’ve ever heard a cricket stadium so silent after the last ball was bowled.”
- He recorded his best international bowling statistics 4/26 against India and picked up Virat Kohli‘s wicket thrice in the series.
- In February 2019, he made his Test debut against Sri Lanka at Gabba, where he picked up five wickets against them.
- 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 became the second most expensive bowler in IPL history after getting bought for a staggering amount of Rs 14 crore by Punjab Kings in the 2021 IPL auction in Chennai.
- Jhye Richardson has picked up 72 wickets at an average of 22.85 and a strike rate of 17.4 in 62 T20 matches. He is also decent lower-order batsmen.
- Jhye Richardson in an interview describing his bowling attributes told:-
It all comes from rhythm for me. Often I try and run in as fast as I can, or push through the crease as hard as I can and the reality is that the ball comes out at the same speed compared to when I am running in relaxed, balanced and trying to flow through the crease as best I can. I get asked this question a lot and it has a lot to do with being explosive and having fast twitch muscle fibres as well as a locked front leg at the crease”
- Jhye Richardson delivered his fastest delivery in Big Bash League which was clocked at 149 kph.
- Jhye Richardson is often spotted wearing an Adidas cricket shoe with the words “stand tall” or “KISS” written on it. In an interview, when asked about the story behind these words written on his Adidas cricket shoes, he explained,
I’ve written “stand tall” or “KISS” on my shoes before. Stand tall is just a simple cue for me to remember be tall through the crease, and not feeling like I’m trying to bowl too fast. KISS stands for Keep it simple stupid. Cricket is such a mental game, and your thoughts and emotions can often get the better of you. This leads you to try way too many things and usually bowl well below of what you are capable of. It allows me to remember that simplicity is key.”
- Jhye Richardson is a dog-lover and pets a golden retriever named Nala and he doesn’t seem to hide his affection for his dog on his Instagram account.