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Jackson Bird

Bowler

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Bowler

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AGE
31
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.

 

Sayers in for injured Bird, confirms Smith

Australia Test captain Steve Smith has confirmed the withdrawal of Jackson Bird from the South Africa tour, with Chadd Sayers replacing him


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Bird forced from field with hamstring strain

Test quick Jackson Bird has suffered a hamstring strain while playing for Tasmania less than one week before Australia are due to depart for the Qantas Tour of South Africa


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Bird reflects on removing Younis with a seed

Back in the Australia Test team for the 2017 Boxing Day Test, seamer Jackson Bird recalls the special delivery that got Pakistan legend Younis Khan last summer


Bird out, Sayers in for South Africa tour

Captain Steve Smith confirms injured Tasmania paceman will miss trip to SA, with South Australian called up


Sayers the logical selection: Lehmann

Redbacks quick the front-runner should injured Bird be ruled out of upcoming South Africa tour


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