Jackson Bird      

Full name Jackson Munro Bird

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

Current age 27 years 252 days

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

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 3 4 3 7 6* 7.00 53 13.20 0 0 1 0 1 0
First-class 24 23 12 112 26 10.18 333 33.63 0 0 18 0 10 0
List A 7 2 1 7 5* 7.00 4 175.00 0 0 1 0 3 0
Twenty20 15 1 1 0 0* - 1 0.00 0 0 0 0 5 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 3 6 633 303 13 4/41 7/117 23.30 2.87 48.6 1 0 0
First-class 24 44 4788 2356 115 6/25 11/95 20.48 2.95 41.6 6 7 2
List A 7 7 382 277 8 3/39 3/39 34.62 4.35 47.7 0 0 0
Twenty20 15 15 339 409 20 4/31 4/31 20.45 7.23 16.9 1 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut Australia v Sri Lanka at Melbourne, Dec 26-28, 2012 scorecard
Last Test England v Australia at Chester-le-Street, Aug 9-12, 2013 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class debut Tasmania v South Australia at Hobart, Nov 15-18, 2011 scorecard
Last First-class Tasmania v South Australia at Hobart, Mar 11-13, 2014 scorecard
List A debut Tasmania v New South Wales at Hobart, Feb 4, 2012 scorecard
Last List A Tasmania v Western Australia at Burnie, Dec 1, 2012 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Melbourne Stars v Perth Scorchers at Melbourne, Jan 4, 2012 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Melbourne Stars v Hobart Hurricanes at Melbourne, Jan 21, 2014 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
6/50, 25*, 0/42 Tasmania v South Aust Hobart 11 Mar 2014 FC
1/33 Melb Stars v Hurricanes Melbourne 21 Jan 2014 T20
1/58, 0 PM's XI v England XI Canberra 14 Jan 2014 Other OD
2/25 Melb Stars v Heat Brisbane 11 Jan 2014 T20
1/29 Melb Stars v Strikers Melbourne 9 Jan 2014 T20
3/24 Melb Stars v Melb Reneg Melbourne (Docklands) 4 Jan 2014 T20
1/17 Melb Stars v Syd Thunder Sydney 1 Jan 2014 T20
1/29 Melb Stars v Syd Sixers Sydney 29 Dec 2013 T20
4/31 Melb Stars v Melb Reneg Melbourne 20 Dec 2013 T20
2/58, 0*, 0/67, 1* Australia v England Chester-le-Street 9 Aug 2013 Test # 2093
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. 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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Feb 19, 2014

James Pattinson and Jackson Bird head to the nets, Port Elizabeth, February 19, 2014

James Pattinson and Jackson Bird head to the nets

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Jan 11, 2014

Jackson Bird gets a high-five from Cameron White after a wicket, Brisbane Heat v Melbourne Stars, Big Bash League, Brisbane, January 11, 2014

Jackson Bird gets a high-five from Cameron White after a wicket

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Dec 20, 2013

Jackson Bird exults after dismissing Jos Buttler, Melbourne Stars v Melbourne Renegades, Big Bash League 2013-14, Melbourne, December 20, 2013

Jackson Bird exults after dismissing Jos Buttler

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Results
Tasmania v Queensland at Hobart - Mar 22-26, 2013
Match drawn
Western Aust v Queensland at Perth - Mar 14-17, 2013
Queensland won by 120 runs
Tasmania v Victoria at Hobart - Mar 14-17, 2013
Tasmania won by 111 runs
NSW v South Aust at Sydney - Mar 14-16, 2013
NSW won by 8 wickets
South Aust v Western Aust at Adelaide - Mar 7-10, 2013
Western Aust won by 1 wicket
Queensland v Tasmania at Brisbane - Mar 7-10, 2013
Tasmania won by 163 runs
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