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Jackson Bird      

Full name Jackson Munro Bird

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

Current age 28 years 17 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 26 26 14 120 26 10.00 356 33.70 0 0 18 1 11 0
List A 7 2 1 7 5* 7.00 4 175.00 0 0 1 0 3 0
Twenty20 17 2 1 0 0* 0.00 2 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 26 47 5001 2473 118 6/25 11/95 20.95 2.96 42.3 6 7 2
List A 7 7 382 277 8 3/39 3/39 34.62 4.35 47.7 0 0 0
Twenty20 17 17 375 465 21 4/31 4/31 22.14 7.44 17.8 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, Dec 9-12, 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, Dec 20, 2014 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
1/31 Melb Stars v Heat Brisbane 28 Dec 2014 T20
1/31, 0 Melb Stars v Hurricanes Melbourne 20 Dec 2014 T20
0/25 Melb Stars v Strikers Adelaide 18 Dec 2014 T20
7*, 2/74, 1*, 1/9 Tasmania v South Aust Hobart 9 Dec 2014 FC
0, 0/34 Tasmania v Queensland Brisbane 25 Nov 2014 FC
3/23, 15*, 4/45 Tas U23s v NSW U23s Hobart 17 Nov 2014 Other
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
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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Country Fixtures Country Results
3rd Test: Australia v India at Melbourne - Dec 26-30
Australia 530 India 462/8
Heat v Melb Stars at Brisbane - Dec 28
Heat 164/8 Melb Stars 163/7 (20/20 ov)
Syd Sixers v Scorchers at Sydney
Dec 29, 2014 (19:10 local | 08:10 GMT | 03:10 EST | 02:10 CST | 00:10 PST)
Melb Reneg v Syd Thunder at Melbourne (Docklands)
Dec 30, 2014 (19:10 local | 08:10 GMT | 03:10 EST | 02:10 CST | 00:10 PST)
Strikers v Hurricanes at Adelaide
Dec 31, 2014 (18:40 local | 08:10 GMT | 03:10 EST | 02:10 CST | 00:10 PST)
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