Jhye Avon Richardson is an Australian cricketer who was born on 20 September 1996 in Murdoch, Western Australia. He is a right arm fast bowler and a right-handed batsman of the lower order. He primarily plays as a fast bowler in his team.
Jhye Richardson made his Class A debut against Queensland on 21 October 2015, at the age of 19 years in which he scored 4 runs and conceded 34 runs in his spell of 6 overs. Unlike his Class A debut, his performance in his First Class debut was notable enough when he took 3 wickets in the first innings and 1 wicket in the second innings against Queensland.
His T20I debut came against Sri Lanka on 19 February 2017 in which Australia lost the match by 2 wickets. His performance was very poor in that match with no runs or wickets coming from him. Almost a year later, he made his ODI debut against England on 19 January 2018. Again, Australia lost the match by 4 wickets but he took 2 wickets after conceding 57 runs in 10 overs.
In his Test debut, which came against Sri Lanka on 24 January 2016, he took 5 wickets in the match which was instrumental in the Australian victory by an innings and 40 runs.
Rise to Glory
Jhye Richardson has become a notable player in both international and club cricket in a short span of four years. His amazing ability to control the ball has made him a member of the regular Australian team. It is for this reason he has been selected in the Australian Squad for the 2019 World Cup.
Jhye Richardson has played 2 Test matches and has taken 6 wickets for 123 runs. His average in Tests is 20.50 and he has an economy rate of 2.41. He has played 12 ODI matches and has taken 24 wickets for 632 runs. His average in ODIs is 26.33 and he has an economy rate of 5.85.
He has also played 9 T20I matches and has taken 9 wickets for 287 runs. His average in T20I matches is 31.88 and he has an economy rate of 8.44.
The Club career of Jhye Richardson has been great enough to make him a demanding player in the various leagues of the World. In the Big Bash League of Australia, he plays for Perth Scorchers. He has played 22 matches for this club until now and has taken 25 wickets with an economy of 8.31. This year, he has played 5 matches for Perth Scorchers due to his selection in Australian national team, where he has taken 7 wickets. Also, he is currently playing for Chennai Super Kings in IPL 2019.