Jackson Bird      

Full name Jackson Munro Bird

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

Current age 28 years 47 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 24 3 1 3 3 1.50 5 60.00 0 0 0 0 10 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 24 24 525 626 28 4/31 4/31 22.35 7.15 18.7 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 Perth Scorchers v Melbourne Stars at Perth, Jan 25, 2015 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
0/19, 3 Melb Stars v Scorchers Perth 25 Jan 2015 T20
0/38 Melb Stars v Scorchers Melbourne 21 Jan 2015 T20
2/15 Melb Stars v Syd Thunder Sydney 17 Jan 2015 T20
1/27 Melb Stars v Melb Reneg Melbourne 10 Jan 2015 T20
1/19 Melb Stars v Syd Sixers Melbourne 5 Jan 2015 T20
2/12 Melb Stars v Melb Reneg Melbourne (Docklands) 3 Jan 2015 T20
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
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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Jan 3, 2015

Jackson Bird finished with 3-0-12-2, Melbourne Renegades v Melbourne Stars, Big Bash League 2014-15, Melbourne, January 3, 2015

Jackson Bird finished with 3-0-12-2

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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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Tour Results
South Africa v Australia at Centurion - Mar 14, 2014
Australia won by 6 wickets (with 30 balls remaining)
South Africa v Australia at Durban - Mar 12, 2014
Australia won by 5 wickets (with 2 balls remaining)
South Africa v Australia at Port Elizabeth - Mar 9, 2014
Match abandoned without a ball bowled
South Africa v Australia at Cape Town - Mar 1-5, 2014
Australia won by 245 runs
South Africa v Australia at Port Elizabeth - Feb 20-23, 2014
South Africa won by 231 runs
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