Jhye Richardson Biography, Height, Age, Family, Wife, IPL, BBL & Facts

Jhye Richardson Biography – An Australian cricketer whose coaches didn’t want him to be a fast bowler!

Early Life of Jhye Richardson:

Jhye Richardson was born on September 20, 1996, in Murdoch, Australia.

Just like most of the other cricketers, he started off playing cricket in his backyard along with his father and the brother, who is five years elder to him.

Soon, both the brothers decided to take their game to the next level, and in order to that they started taking professional coaching. Tory opted for spin bowling while Jhye went for the fast bowling.


He really wanted to be a fast bowler (which he is) but the coaches around him back then were keen to change his mind.

Why? Because they thought Jhye’s physique (height of 5ft. 8″ and around 70 kgs weight) will not let him to become a successful fast bowler. I don’t know, but they must have been looking for another Glenn McGrath (6ft. 4″) for the Australian cricket team.

Well, all those people failed to convince Richardson that how a difference of 0.6ft could make him a less dangerous bowler. So, obviously, he didn’t change his style and continued enhancing his fast bowling skills.

Family Background:

Jhye Richardson’s father, Jim Richardson, is working at a post of a supervisor in an engineering company in Western Australia.

Jhye Rihcardson’s parents

His mother’s name is Karen Richardson.

Jhye Rihcardson’s siblings

He has a brother Tory Richardson who is also a cricketer. Currently, Tory is playing first grade cricket for Bicton-Attadale Club as an off-spinner. He also has a sister named Kobhi Richardson.

Jhye Richardson Biography:

Jhye Richardsons' Profile:
Personal Life:
Full NameJhye Avon Richardson
NicknameNot known
Date of BirthSeptember 20, 1996
Age24 years (in 2021)
Zodiac/Sun SignAquarius
Birth PlaceMurdoch, Western Australia, Australia
EducationNot known
Physical Stats:
Height (approx)5ft. 8" 
(178 cm)
WeightNot known
Hair ColorBlonde
Eye ColorBlue
Family & Relationships:
Jim Richardson
MotherKaren Richardson
SiblingsTory Richardson (brother) and Kobhi Richardson (sister)
Marital StatusUnmarried
GirlfriendJessica Moxham
Playing RoleBowler
Batting StyleLeft-hand bat
Bowling StyleRight-arm fast
Major TeamsAustralia, Australia Under-19s, Perth Scorchers, Punjab Kings, Western Australia
Test Debut
Australia vs Sri Lanka at Brisbane (January 24, 2019)
ODI Debut
Australia vs England at Brisbane( January 19, 2018)
T20I DebutAustralia vs Sri Lanka at Geelong (February 19, 2017)
First-Class DebutQueensland vs Western Australia at Brisbane (March 15, 2016)
List-A DebutQueensland vs Western Australia at Sydney (October 21, 2015)
T-20 DebutPerth Scorchers vs Melbourne Stars at Perth (January 16, 2016)

Cricket Career of Jhye Richardson:

Richardson started his cricket career for Western Australia (WA) under-17s in the year 2014. In the meantime he also started playing senior level cricket for WA under-19s and under-23s team.

Then, he had made his debut for Australia under-19s in 2014, however, he played his first match against England Development Squad under-19s in the year 2015.


On October 21, 2015, he began his List-A career for Western Australia against Queensland in the Matador BBQs One-Day Cup. He bowled six overs in the match with a pretty descent economy of 5.67.

The next year, on March 15, the pacer made his first-class debut against the same team in the Sheffield Shield. He picked four wickets in the match and also scored 22 runs in the first innings, before getting out by Mitchell Swepson.

International Career:

Jhye Richardson made his international debut by playing the T20I match opposite Srilanka in 2017. He bowled three overs in the match which results in his maiden international wicket in the form of Kusal Mendis.


The next year, on January 19, 2018, he played his first ODI along with another debutant Alex Carey against England. Although his team didn’t win the match, he picked two important wickets of Johnny Bairstow (60) and Hales (57).

Then, on January 24, 2019, he finally made his Test debut against Sri Lanka on the Sri Lanka tour of Australia. He picked three wickets in the first innings and two wickets in the second innings which helped Australia in a way to win the match by an innings and 40 runs.

Cricket Stats:

Cricket Stats:
Best Bowling

BBL & IPL Cricket:

The right arm fast bowler made his BBL debut on January 16, 2016, for Perth Scorchers against Melbournce Stars. Also, it was his only match of the season.

The next season, Jhye played his first match opposite Adelaide Strikers at Perth where he took his maiden BBL wicket in the form of Travis Head. He played eight matches and picked 11 wickets in that season.


He’s been with Scorchers till the date of writing and has played for them in all the seasons since 2016. In BBL 2020, Richardson played 17 matches and picked the highest number of wickets in the tournament.

IPL career –

His impressive bowling, especially in BBL 2020, eventually helped him to find a buyer at the auction for IPL 2021. Punjab Kings were the franchise who bought Jhye Richardson for whopping Rs. 14 crores (2.48 AUD), the fourth highest-paid player at the auction.

Facts about Jhye Richardson:

  • He loves to play video games and listen to songs in his spare time.
  • Apart from cricket his favorite sport is Aussie Rules.
Jhye Richardson with his girlfriend
  • Jhye Richardson’s girlfriend’s name is Jessica Moxham.
  • He was the vice-captain of the WA under-19s team in the year 2015-16.

Frequently asked questions on Google:

Q1: What is the age of Richardson?

Ans: 24 years (in 2021)

Q2: What is the height of Jhye Richardson?

Ans: 5ft. 8″  (1.78m or 178 cm)

Q3: Who is the wife of Jhye Richardson?

Ans: He is not married, although he’s dating to Jessica Moxham.

Q4: Who is the brother of Jhye Richardson?

Ans: Tory Richardson

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