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Northants confirm three for IPL auction

Jan 24, 2014: This year's IPL auction takes on increased significance for county cricket and Northamptonshire are the latest club to confirm they will have a vested interest on February 12

ESPNcricinfo staff

Australia in South Africa 2013-14

Bailey axed, Marsh back in Test squad

Jan 20, 2014: George Bailey has been axed from Australia's Test squad after playing in all five Ashes victories this summer, with Shaun Marsh and Alex Doolan included for the upcoming tour of South Africa

Brydon Coverdale

Melbourne Stars v Melbourne Renegades, BBL 2013-14, MCG

Wright, Bird power Stars to win in opener

Dec 20, 2013: After losing to the Melbourne Renegades twice last season, the Melbourne Stars exacted revenge on their cross-town rivals in dazzling style on the opening night of the Big Bash League 2013-14

The Report by Alex Malcolm

County news

Northants complete squad with Jackson Bird

Oct 29, 2013: Northamptonshire have signed Australia fast bowler Jackson Bird for 2014, completing their squad for their return to Division One of the County Championship next season.

ESPNcricinfo staff

The Investec Ashes 2013

Signs of development but much to do

Aug 26, 2013: Australia's Ashes performance wasn't far off what was expected: a wholehearted, often impressive, bowling attack but an inconsistent batting order, although there are signs of promise

Daniel Brettig

The Investec Ashes 2013

Bird flies home with back pain

Aug 22, 2013: The casualty list among Australia's fast bowlers has grown with Jackson Bird set to fly home from England with pain in his lower back

Brydon Coverdale

The Investec Ashes 2013

Caution surrounds Harris' Oval prospects

Aug 13, 2013: Ryan Harris is no certainty to play in the final Investec Ashes Test at The Oval as Australia's selectors consider his long-term importance ahead of the home Ashes series later this year

Brydon Coverdale

Eng v Aus, 4th Investec Test, Chester-le-Street, 1st day

Australia's economy brings great value

Aug 9, 2013: Ryan Harris and Peter Siddle have led Australia's bowling in this series, but it was their other three team-mates who stole the show in an opening day battle of patience and discipline

Brydon Coverdale at Chester-le-Street

England v Australia, 4th Investec Test, Chester-le-Street

Bird in line if Harris not risked

Aug 7, 2013: Jackson Bird could play his first Test of this Ashes tour after being named in Australia's 12 for the fourth Investec Test at Chester-le-Street, starting on Friday

Brydon Coverdale at Chester-le-Street

The Investec Ashes 2013

Australia left with ifs and buts

Jul 29, 2013: The tour match at Hove wasn't enough to identify a definitive Australia XI for Old Trafford. A few individual performances stood out, as did the catching, which was dreadful

Brydon Coverdale in Hove

Sussex v Australians, Tour match, Hove, 2nd day

Bird's numbers proving hard to ignore

Jul 27, 2013: Jackson Bird just keeps taking wickets. Eleven at 16.18 in his only two Tests. Nine at 24.00 for Australia A and the Australians in England this yea

Brydon Coverdale in Hove

Sussex v Australians, Tour match, Hove, 2nd day

Taylor and Bird make Test auditions

Jul 27, 2013: If the second day in Hove was a Test audition, Jackson Bird and James Taylor would be expecting call-backs

Brydon Coverdale in Hove

A schoolboy curse?

Jul 26, 2013: From Donald Bradman to Michael Clarke, state school graduates have dominated the ranks of Australian Test teams. What are private schools doing wrong?

Steve Cannane

The Investec Ashes 2013

Ashes attacks: Dizzy and the Dazzler weigh in

Jul 6, 2013: Jason Gillespie and Darren Gough run the rule over England's and Australia's fast bowling

Nagraj Gollapudi and Andrew McGlashan

Worcestershire v Australians, New Road, 2nd day

Bird makes his case after Compton's fight

Jul 3, 2013: Nick Compton continued his good form against the Australians with 79 for Worcestershire before Jackson Bird's telling spell late in the day stated his claim for a Test place

Daniel Brettig at New Road

Gloucestershire v Australia A, Bristol, 1st day

Bird charts Ashes bowling blueprint

Jun 22, 2013: Miserly on his return to action for Australia A following the back injury that curtailed his India tour, Jackson Bird has outlined the tourists' Ashes bowling blueprint

Daniel Brettig in Bristol

Australia news

Ashes contenders miss out on CA contracts

Apr 3, 2013: Steve Smith, Usman Khawaja, Jackson Bird and Moises Henriques, all potential Ashes tourists, have been omitted from Australia's list of centrally contracted players

Daniel Brettig

Australia in India 2012-13

Bird out of India series with back injury

Feb 27, 2013: The fast bowler Jackson Bird will not rejoin Australia's squad in India after scans in Melbourne confirmed he has a bone stress injury in his back

Brydon Coverdale

Australia in India 2012-13

Bird flies home with back pain

Feb 25, 2013: The fast bowler Jackson Bird will fly home from Australia's tour of India to have precautionary scans on his back

Brydon Coverdale

Australia in India 2012-13

Doherty, Henriques in Test squad for India

Jan 31, 2013: Australia have confirmed a 17-man squad for their upcoming four-Test tour of India with the allrounders Moises Henriques and Glenn Maxwell the only two uncapped members of the group

Brydon Coverdale
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