Jackson Bird      

Full name Jackson Munro Bird

Born December 11, 1986, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Current age 30 years 39 days

Major teams Australia, Australia A, Australia Under-19s, Hampshire, Melbourne Stars, New South Wales Under-23s, Sydney Sixers, Tasmania

Playing role Bowler

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm fast-medium

Jackson Munro Bird
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 8 8 6 39 19* 19.50 135 28.88 0 0 2 1 2 0
First-class 61 80 28 531 39 10.21 1190 44.62 0 0 63 7 23 0
List A 20 7 4 20 6 6.66 19 105.26 0 0 2 0 8 0
Twenty20 40 9 5 23 14* 5.75 33 69.69 0 0 0 1 20 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 8 16 1754 934 34 5/59 7/117 27.47 3.19 51.5 1 1 0
First-class 61 111 12133 6282 251 7/45 11/95 25.02 3.10 48.3 11 11 3
List A 20 20 1015 834 19 3/39 3/39 43.89 4.93 53.4 0 0 0
Twenty20 40 40 819 1063 36 4/31 4/31 29.52 7.78 22.7 1 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut Australia v Sri Lanka at Melbourne, Dec 26-28, 2012 scorecard
Last Test Australia v Pakistan at Melbourne, Dec 26-30, 2016 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class debut Tasmania v South Australia at Hobart, Nov 15-18, 2011 scorecard
Last First-class Australia v Pakistan at Melbourne, Dec 26-30, 2016 scorecard
List A debut Tasmania v New South Wales at Hobart, Feb 4, 2012 scorecard
Last List A South Australia v Tasmania at Sydney, Oct 19, 2016 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Melbourne Stars v Perth Scorchers at Melbourne, Jan 4, 2012 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Sydney Sixers v Sydney Thunder at Sydney, Jan 14, 2017 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
2*, 0/21 Syd Sixers v Syd Thunder Sydney 14 Jan 2017 T20
1/39 Syd Sixers v Melb Reneg Sydney 9 Jan 2017 T20
3/113, 1/46 Australia v Pakistan Melbourne 26 Dec 2016 Test # 2242
19*, 3/23, 3/110 Australia v Pakistan Brisbane 15 Dec 2016 Test # 2240
0*, 2/70, 2, 3/68 Tasmania v Victoria Hobart 5 Dec 2016 FC
2/57, 6, 1/54 Australia v South Africa Adelaide 24 Nov 2016 Test # 2236
2/60, 22, 3/69 Tasmania v West Aust Perth 17 Nov 2016 FC
6*, 2/68, 39 Tasmania v South Aust Adelaide 4 Nov 2016 FC
3/75, 6, 3/59, 9* Tasmania v Victoria Melbourne 25 Oct 2016 FC
0/65 Tasmania v South Aust Sydney 19 Oct 2016 LA
Profile

A fast bowler who moved from New South Wales to Tasmania in order to break in to first-class cricket, Jackson Bird quickly rewarded the Tigers with a remarkable debut season in 2011-12. He collected 53 Sheffield Shield wickets at an average of 16.00, topping the tournament tally, and he was a key factor in Tasmania reaching the final. Bird was also named the Sheffield Shield Player of the Year, making his decision to move south from the Manly-Warringah club in Sydney's grade competition to Tasmania appear a brilliant one. Bird does not bowl at express pace but he constantly attacks the stumps, and this accuracy combined with just enough swing and seam movement has made him a very dangerous proposition at Shield level. Bird earned an Australia A call-up for the 2012 tour of England and won a promotion to the national squad for the Boxing Day Test against Sri Lanka later the same year after starting the 2012-13 Shield season in excellent form again. He was Man of the Match in his second Test against Sri Lanka in Sydney, but played only one more Test on the 2013 Ashes tour before being dropped. However, a recall came for the 2016 Test tour of New Zealand, where the selectors believed his ability to move the ball would compensate for his lack of express pace. He struggled in the first Test in Wellington but in the second match in Christchurch he was pivotal in Australia's win, collecting five second-innings wickets and seven for the Test. Away from the game, Bird has studied a Bachelor of Business, specialising in marketing. His father keeps tabs on Bird's cricket career by watching live streaming of matches from Romania, where he works as a grip in the film industry.
Brydon Coverdale

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Dec 27, 2016

Jackson Bird celebrates with team-mates after dismissing Asad Shafiq, Australia v Pakistan, 2nd Test, 2nd day, Melbourne, December 27, 2016

Jackson Bird celebrates with team-mates after dismissing Asad Shafiq

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Dec 26, 2016

Jackson Bird runs in jubilation after dismissing Younis Khan, Australia v Pakistan, 2nd Test, 1st day, Melbourne, December 26, 2016

Jackson Bird runs in jubilation after dismissing Younis Khan

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Dec 24, 2016

David Warner and Jackson Bird warm up before a nets session, Melbourne, December 24, 2016

David Warner and Jackson Bird warm up before a nets session

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Results
Queensland v Tasmania at Brisbane - Mar 16-19, 2012
Queensland won by 3 wickets
Queensland v South Aust at Brisbane - Mar 8-10, 2012
Queensland won by an innings and 91 runs
Victoria v NSW at Melbourne - Mar 8-10, 2012
Victoria won by 5 wickets
Tasmania v West Aust at Hobart - Mar 8-10, 2012
Tasmania won by 8 wickets
West Aust v Victoria at Perth - Mar 1-4, 2012
Victoria won by 212 runs
NSW v Queensland at Sydney - Mar 1-4, 2012
Match drawn
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