Jessica Jonassen Biography: Jessica Jonassen is an all-rounder who bowls left-arm orthodox spin. Ever since she has made her debut at the international stage, she has continuously performed for the Australian women’s national team and has cemented her spot in the playing 11. In her test debut for Australia, she accumulated 99 and 54 runs in the two innings. It is the third-highest number of runs scored in a woman’s test debut.
Early Life & Journey
Jess Jonassen was born on 5th November 1992 in Emerald, Queensland. The left-arm spinner has shown great potential from her early days. She has captained Queensland’s under 15 team to the national title for the first time in 2006-7 and she also claimed the player of the tournament award in that season. She frequently represented age group teams and she was always underage. At the age of 15 she was selected in Australia women’s squad.
She has managed to collect impressive bowling figures for Queensland fire at the domestic level and at the age of 18, the left-arm spinner won the Queensland Fires player of the year award.
She had been promoted up the order by the Queensland Fire cricket team in the 2010-11 season and was asked to bat at the number 3 position. She took the opportunity with both the hands and finished as the second highest run scorer for her state in the Women’s T20 competition which included a top scorer of 84 not out. She also claimed 11 wickets in that season.
In January 2012 she made her ODI and T20 debut against New Zealand. Her test debut came in 2015 against England. In first 3 months of her international career, she claimed 5 and 4 wickets in ODI and T20 are respectively. The then 20-year-old continued to perform consistently at the ICC women’s World T20 in Sri Lanka. She was very economical with her bowling in the tournament and she also claimed her then career-best T20 figures in the final taking 3 wickets for 25 runs in Australia’s victory over England.
After a fantastic 2014-15 season she was named as the women’s domestic player of the year. She attracted attention from around the cricketing world when she scored 99 on her test debut in the women’s Ashes in 2015 and was named player of the match.
In 2018 she was an integral part of the Australian side that went on to win their 4th ICC World T20 championship. In 2019 she claimed her first women’s Big Bash League title with Brisbane Heats, she played a vital role in the team winning the title.
Cricket & Stats
She made her debut on 11th August 2015 against England.
Her one-day international debut came on 26 January 2012 against New Zealand.
She made her T20 international debut on 28 January 2012 against New Zealand.
Jess has played three test matches for Australia in which she has picked up five wickets with an economy of 1.94 and she has an average of 38.6. When it comes to batting, she has scored 222 runs in those 3 matches at an average of 44.4 with the highest score of 99.
When it comes to one-day internationals, she has played 68 matches and has picked up 101 wickets with an economy of 3.99 and an average of 20.8. Her best spell in one-day international consists of five wickets for 27 runs.
In T20 internationals she has played 68 matches in which she has picked up 52 wickets with her best spell being 4 wickets for 7 runs. She has an economy of 5.34 in T20 and has an average of 22.
India women’s Big Bash League, she has played 75 matches and has scored 1378 runs with a high score of 67 not out and has also picked up 75 wickets with her best spell being 4 wickets for 13 runs.
Name: Jessica Jonassen
DOB: 05 November 1992
Batting Style: Left Hand
Bowling Style: Left Arm Orthodox
Local Club: University of Queensland
Birth Place: Emerald, Queensland
Zodiac sign: Scorpio
School: Emmaus College Rockhampton
College: Griffith University, Queensland
Educational Qualifications: Law graduate