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Jackson Bird

Bowler

Bowls Right Arm Fast-Med

WICKETS
0
AVERAGE
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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.

 

Competition for pace spots really tough: Bird

Australia quick Jackson Bird took three wickets for the Hick XII as a host of pacemen staked their claims for an Ashes tour spot in Southampton


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Bird hopeful of Ashes berth as selection clash looms

Australia paceman Jackson Bird discusses his chances of making Australia's Ashes squad and previews next week's selection showdown in Southampton


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Bird lands and acclimatises on UK soil

Jackson Bird discusses his first training session in the United Kingdom with the Australia A squad, ahead of a four-day tour match against Sussex


Ashes pace race heats up for fringe quicks

Jackson Bird, Peter Siddle, Michael Neser and Chris Tremain seemingly battling for one spot in Australia’s Ashes squad


Aussies plotting Ashes take-down of English lefties

Research and recent results point towards a specific path for success against the hosts' left-handers in the Ashes


Star pacemen making Aussie quicks walk taller

Jackson Bird and Chris Tremain laud the influence of James Pattinson and Josh Hazlewood as the Ashes draw closer


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