Jackson Bird      

Full name Jackson Munro Bird

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

Current age 32 years 102 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 9 9 6 43 19* 14.33 141 30.49 0 0 3 1 2 0
First-class 81 110 34 934 50 12.28 1693 55.16 0 1 122 11 38 0
List A 28 13 6 100 26 14.28 104 96.15 0 0 11 1 11 0
T20s 53 16 8 48 14* 6.00 62 77.41 0 0 0 1 23 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 9 17 1934 1042 34 5/59 7/117 30.64 3.23 56.8 1 1 0
First-class 81 149 16516 8368 340 7/45 11/95 24.61 3.03 48.5 16 16 5
List A 28 28 1477 1213 30 3/39 3/39 40.43 4.92 49.2 0 0 0
T20s 53 53 1065 1376 44 4/31 4/31 31.27 7.75 24.2 1 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut Australia v Sri Lanka at Melbourne, Dec 26-28, 2012 scorecard
Last Test Australia v England at Melbourne, Dec 26-30, 2017 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class debut Tasmania v South Australia at Hobart, Nov 15-18, 2011 scorecard
Last First-class Tasmania v New South Wales at Hobart, Mar 20-23, 2019 scorecard
List A debut Tasmania v New South Wales at Hobart, Feb 4, 2012 scorecard
Last List A Victoria v Tasmania at Melbourne, Oct 10, 2018 scorecard
T20s debut Melbourne Stars v Perth Scorchers at Melbourne, Jan 4, 2012 scorecard
Last T20s Melbourne Stars v Melbourne Renegades at Melbourne (Docklands), Feb 17, 2019 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
3/85, 10, 1/28, 13 Tasmania v NSW Hobart 20 Mar 2019 FC
5/70, 22, 0/77, 14 Tasmania v West Aust Hobart 12 Mar 2019 FC
3/85, 16, 0/40 Tasmania v Victoria Melbourne 5 Mar 2019 FC
4/53, 17*, 7/59 Tasmania v South Aust Adelaide 23 Feb 2019 FC
2/25, 4* Melb Stars v Melb Reneg Melbourne (Docklands) 17 Feb 2019 T20
1/15 Melb Stars v Syd Sixers Melbourne 10 Feb 2019 T20
3, 0/16 Melb Stars v Heat Brisbane 8 Feb 2019 T20
1/25, 1 Melb Stars v Scorchers Perth 3 Feb 2019 T20
4*, 0/17 Melb Stars v Heat Melbourne 27 Jan 2019 T20
0/21 Melb Stars v Strikers Moe 23 Jan 2019 T20
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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Feb 17, 2019

Melbourne Stars celebrate after Jackson Bird's wicket, Melbourne Renegades v Melbourne Stars, Final, BBL 2018-19, Melbourne, 17 February, 2019

Melbourne Stars celebrate after Jackson Bird's wicket

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Oct 19, 2018

Jackson Bird celebrates a wicket, Queensland v Tasmania, Sheffield Shield 2018-19, Brisbane, 4th day, October 19, 2018

Jackson Bird celebrates a wicket

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Dec 5, 2017

Jackson Bird is pumped after taking a wicket, Tasmania v New Sotuh Wales, Sheffield Shield 2017-18, Hobart, 3rd day, December 5, 2017

Jackson Bird is pumped after taking a wicket

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