Full name Jackson Munro Bird
Born December 11, 1986, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Current age 30 years 229 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
|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|
|First-class debut||Tasmania v South Australia at Hobart, Nov 15-18, 2011 scorecard|
|Last First-class||India A v Australia at Mumbai (BS), Feb 17-19, 2017 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|
|T20s debut||Melbourne Stars v Perth Scorchers at Melbourne, Jan 4, 2012 scorecard|
|Last T20s||Perth Scorchers v Sydney Sixers at Perth, Jan 28, 2017 scorecard|
|Bat & Bowl||Team||Opposition||Ground||Match Date||Scorecard|
|2/60||Australia||v India A||Mumbai (BS)||17 Feb 2017||FC|
|2*, 0/28||Syd Sixers||v Scorchers||Perth||28 Jan 2017||T20|
|0/36||Syd Sixers||v Heat||Brisbane||25 Jan 2017||T20|
|0/37||Syd Sixers||v Melb Stars||Melbourne||21 Jan 2017||T20|
|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|
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.
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