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Jackson Bird

Bowler

Bowls Right Arm Fast-Med

WICKETS
0
AVERAGE
0

Bowler

Bowls Right Arm Fast-Med

AGE
32
HEIGHT
195CM
BORN

Sydney

COUNTRY

Australia

Australia
STATE

TAS

TAS
LOCAL CLUB

Kingborough

Bio

Having toiled away in Sydney’s Grade competition for several years, Jackson Bird headed south to Tasmania in 2011 to seek greater opportunities at state level.

The move couldn’t have worked out any better, with the right-armer taking 53 wickets at an average of 16.00 in his debut season to be named Sheffield Shield Player of the Year.

An international debut soon followed in the 2012 Boxing Day Test against Sri Lanka, where he took four wickets, before he picked up seven more scalps and a man-of-the-match award the following week at the SCG.

A steady fast-medium bowler who relies on accuracy and slight movement off the seam, he was a part of Australia’s unsuccessful Ashes Tour in 2013 before he was laid low by a back injury.

While he has shone with the red ball, Bird has also proven himself to be an accomplished performer in the Big Bash League for Melbourne Stars. 

Bird earned a recall to the national set up during the 2016 tour of New Zealand and played a crucial role in the second Test in Christchurch, grabbing 5-59 in the second innings and seven wickets for the match as Australia claimed a thumping victory.

 

Bird swoops to nab seven SA scalps

Tasmania seamer Jackson Bird finished with excellent figures of 7-59 to help his side dismiss South Australia for 319 in their second innings in Adelaide


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Bird's fab four with the Dukes

Tasmania seamer Jackson Bird enjoyed the return of the Dukes ball to collect four wickets on day one of the JLT Sheffield Shield clash at Adelaide Oval


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Finch falls in unlucky fashion

Renegades skipper Aaron Finch was run out at the non-strikers end when Jackson Bird deflected the ball on to the stumps with his foot


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