Jess Jonassen completes 200 Caps for Australia

Jess Jonassen wrote her name in the history books on 25th July against Ireland as she became only the 5th player in Australia’s women’s team history to play 200 International matches.

Jess Jonassen. PC: Getty Images
Jess Jonassen. PC: Getty Images

Jonassen picked 2 wickets in her 200th match with bowling figures of 4.2-0-17-2. She helped Australia to clean up Ireland’s tail rather quickly.

Ellyse Perry (288) has played the most international matches ever for the Aussies followed by Alex Blackwell (251) in the second position. Vice-captain Alyssa Healy(249) and Captain Meg Lanning (241) are in 3rd and 4th position respectively.

The 30-year-old slow left-arm orthodox bowler made her debut for the Aussies in 2012 against New Zealand at the age of 19. Jonassen is also a pretty handy batter for a team to have to bat in the middle and lower middle order. Given her batting skills, she can easily bat much higher for any team in the world.

Jonassen rose to the ranks pretty quickly as she impressed people with her exceptional bowling skills.

In her total 200 matches, Jonassen has scalped up a total of 242 wickets. Her record in WODI’s is quite exceptional, she played a total of 92 matches picking 141 wickets at an economy rate of just 3.98, with the best bowling figures of 5/27.

Jonassen also has a top score of 99 in tests which she scored against rivals England in the 2015 Ashes series. She was declared LBW while batting on 99. She was really unfortunate to miss out on her well-deserved maiden century. With this, she also became the 3rd women player to be dismissed on 99 in tests.

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Jess has scored a total of 1311 runs from 101 innings. Jonassen also holds the record for taking 4 wickets haul in consecutive T20I matches. She became the 7th bowler to achieve this feat. Jonassen has won the ICC World Cup once and the T20 overs World Cup 5 times for Australia. She has also won the commonwealth games for the Aussies.

Jess Jonassen will be now targeting Alex’s Blackwell record of 251 matches, and there’s a chance of it happening.

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