Keaton Jennings Biography | Career , Achievement

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Keaton Jennings Biography | Career , Achievement


Personal information
Full name Keaton Kent Jennings
Born 19 June 1992 (age 26)
Johannesburg, Transvaal Province, South Africa
Height 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Batting Left-handed
Bowling Right-arm medium-fast
Role Opening batsman, occasional bowler
Relations
  • Ray Jennings (father)
  • Kenneth Jennings(uncle)
  • Dylan Jennings(brother)
International information
National side
  • England
Test debut (cap 675) 8 December 2016 v India
Last Test 6 November 2018 v Sri Lanka
Domestic team information
Years Team
2011–2012 Gauteng
2012–2017 Durham(squad no. 1)
2018–present Lancashire
Career statistics
Competition Test FC LA T20
Matches 12 113 58 43
Runs scored 486 6,417 1,855 602
Batting average 22.09 33.95 41.22 31.68
100s/50s 1/1 17/21 4/12 0/3
Top score 112 221* 139 88
Balls bowled 48 1,490 588 510
Wickets 0 28 11 22
Bowling average 30.82 54.63 28.54
5 wickets in innings 0 0 0
10 wickets in match 0 n/a n/a
Best bowling 3/37 2/19 4/37
Catches/stumpings 7/– 76/– 22/– 9/–
Keaton Jennings Biography
Keaton Jennings Biography

Keaton Kent Jennings (born 19 June 1992) is an English cricketer who plays for  “Lancashire and England” . He is a left-handed opening batsman who also bowls “right-arm fast-medium”. 

Early Life

Keaton Jennings Biography
Keaton Jennings Biography

Keaton Kent Jennings was born on “19 June 1992  in Johannesburg, Transvaal Province, South Africa, but also holds British citizenship through his mother, who was born in Sunderland”. 

His father’s name “Ray Jennings” , who played “first-class cricket in South Africa from 1973/4 to 1992/3”, with most of his playing career during the anti-apartheid   sporting boycott of South Africa.

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Other first-class cricketers in the family include “Jennings’s uncle Kenneth Jennings and his older brother Dylan Jennings (born 1979)”, who both played in South Africa.

Keaton attended “King Edward VII School, Johannesburg”, and named head boy in 2011.

Domestic Career 

Keaton Jennings Biography
Keaton Jennings Biography

Jennings spent the “2011 season in Durham”, playing for the Academy and the second XI teams. In “December 2011”, he started his “first class against Gauteng for Free State”.

He also played for the “South African Under-19 cricket team”, and was captain of the Under-19 team on tour in England in 2011.

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Although, despite being eligible to play for South Africa, he chose to play international cricket for England, and in “March 2012”, he played his last game for ‘Gauteng’.

He arrived in the “UK on April 2, 2012”, meaning that he became eligible for England selection in “April 2016”, the four-year stay period (the necessary period was raised to seven years just a few weeks after he arrived in England).

Keaton Jennings Biography
Keaton Jennings Biography

He played “second XI cricket for Durham in 2012”, and started his first team against Surrey in “August 2012”. “Playing against Derbyshire in July 2013”, he scored his “maiden first-class century (123) for the first time in 93 innings”.

He reached the “second first-class century in the last match of the 2013 season against Sussex”, when Durham had already won the 2013 county championship (Durham’s third title in six years) but he had little effect in the following two seasons.

• Jennings Batting performance :-

Keaton Jennings Biography
Keaton Jennings Biography

His successful session for Durham in 2016 was a huge score with batting, which became the leading run-scorer with “1,548 runs at 64.5 batting averages”, including “six centuries and two double century against Yorkshire and in the final Scored 88 runs. 2016 NatWest T20 Explosion Contest”.

Jennings selected as the County Championship  player of the year by the “Cricket Writers’ Club” , and joined the  England Lions tour to the United Arab Emirates.

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 Due to financial problems of the club, Jennings was linked to a move away from Durham, but in the end, he agreed on a new deal to stay in the club. After his impressive form for Durham, after having scored a century on the lions’ tour, Jennings was called for the first time in England’s senior team.

International Career 

Keaton Jennings Biography
Keaton Jennings Biography

In “November 2016”, he named in England’s Test squad for the final two matches of their series against India to replace the “injured Haseeb Hameed”.

Keaton Jennings Biography
Keaton Jennings Biography

 He was the “101 person to score a century on his Test debut, against India on 8 December 2016”, and also became the third English cricketer to score a century on debut against India. His innings of 112 was the highest by any opener on Test debut against India.

Keaton Jennings Biography
Keaton Jennings Biography

His second England innings was the opposite of his earlier because he dismissed with the first ball. In the second Test, he was out for just one in the first innings because England scored a total of “477 runs”. In the second innings, he scored “54 runs” to make England a good start, but he lost the game by an innings and 75 runs. England defeated the series 4-0, in which both Jennings were playing.

Keaton Jennings Biography
Keaton Jennings Biography

He selected for two England Lions matches against the South African tour team in “June 2017”. Despite relatively limited returns, he retained his place in the England Test team in the “first four Tests of the summer against South Africa”. However, after only “15.88 average” in this series, he was left out for the “first Test against West Indies in August 2017”, in which he replaced by his former “opening partner in Durham, Mark Stoneman”.

After the “Lords test against Pakistan in May 2018”, Jennings was recalled in place of Stoneman due to his good form for Lancashire in the County Championship.

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