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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

Australia v Sri Lanka, 3rd Test, Sydney, 1st day

Clarke, Johnson brought back to earth

Jan 3, 2013: Apart from the admirably persistent Jackson Bird, Australia's first Test match day of 2013 was far from auspicious

Daniel Brettig at the SCG

Australia v Sri Lanka, 3rd Test, Sydney

Thirimanne pushes Sri Lanka to 294

Jan 3, 2013: Lahiru Thirimanne and Mahela Jayawardene helped Sri Lanka to a total of 294 when they were dismissed late on the first day in Sydney

The Report by Brydon Coverdale

Australia v Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Melbourne, 3rd day

SL Tests offer Australia clues to tackling future challenges

Dec 28, 2012: So far this series has taught Australia several lessons - some useful, some less relevant - which they will do well to remember when the challenges of the India tour and the Ashes roll around

Brydon Coverdale at the MCG

Australia v Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Melbourne, 3rd day

Johnson, the scene-stealer

Dec 28, 2012: Mitchell Johnson is enjoying his time as Australia's stand-in Test bowler, sans the pressures of being their pace spearhead

Daniel Brettig at the MCG

Australia v Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Melbourne

Damned if they rest, damned if they don't

Dec 26, 2012: Can sports science be relied upon to foresee an injury? Who knows. But at the rate Australia's fast bowlers have fallen in recent times, something had to be tried

Brydon Coverdale

Australia v Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Melbourne, 1st day

Johnson and friends make it Australia's day

Dec 26, 2012: Kumar Sangakkara became the second Sri Lankan to reach the 10,000-run milestone in Tests but there was little else for Sri Lanka to celebrate on their first Boxing Day at the MCG since 1995

The Report by Brydon Coverdale at the MCG

Australia v Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Melbourne

Bird to make Boxing Day debut

Dec 24, 2012: Jackson Bird will become Australia's 431st Test cricketer on Boxing Day against Sri Lanka after the coach Mickey Arthur confirmed the left-armer Mitchell Starc would be rested

Brydon Coverdale

Australia v Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Melbourne

Bird hopes for more Melbourne success

Dec 19, 2012: If Mitchell Johnson was a horses-for-courses selection against South Africa at the WACA, Jackson Bird must be a dead cert for Boxing Day at the MCG

Brydon Coverdale

Australia v Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Melbourne

Bird, Khawaja in squad for Boxing Day Test

Dec 18, 2012: Jackson Bird, the Tasmania fast bowler, could make his Test debut at the MCG on Boxing Day after being included in Australia's squad as a replacement for the injured Ben Hilfenhaus

ESPNcricinfo staff

Tasmania v WA, Sheffield Shield, Hobart

Bird stars as Warriors skittled for 67

Nov 25, 2012: Justin Langer's first day as Western Australia's Sheffield Shield coach could hardly have gone worse as Jackson Bird led a Tasmanian destruction of the Warriors batting order in Hobart

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Tasmania v SA, Sheffield Shield, Hobart

Head and Christian give Redbacks hope

Nov 2, 2012: South Australia finished the second day in Hobart hoping to end their long drought without a Sheffield Shield win after Daniel Christian and the rookie batsman Travis Head led a solid second-innings batting display

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Victoria v Tasmania, Sheffield Shield, MCG

Bird helps Tasmania take first-innings points

Oct 25, 2012: Jackson Bird and James Faulkner bowled Tasmania to first-innings points against Victoria at the MCG but rain late in the afternoon hampered the Tigers in their push for victory

ESPNcricinfo staff

NSW v Tasmania, Sheffield Shield, Sydney, day one

Haddin's century revives Blues

Sep 26, 2012: Brad Haddin's courageous century lifted New South Wales to 7 for 302 after a horrid start in the Sheffield Shield match against Tasmania at Bankstown Oval

ESPNcricinfo staff

Queensland v Tasmania, Sheffield Shield final, Brisbane, 3rd day

Hartley and bowlers put Queensland on top

Mar 18, 2012: Chris Hartley's sixth first-class century and a strong performance from the Queensland bowlers gave the Bulls the upper hand in the battle for the Sheffield Shield

The Report by Brydon Coverdale
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