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Jackson Bird      

Full name Jackson Munro Bird

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

Current age 29 years 142 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

Jackson Munro Bird
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 5 6 5 14 6* 14.00 75 18.66 0 0 2 0 1 0
First-class 49 64 24 318 26 7.95 789 40.30 0 0 40 4 18 0
List A 14 6 4 14 5* 7.00 16 87.50 0 0 1 0 4 0
Twenty20 38 8 4 21 14* 5.25 26 80.76 0 0 0 1 16 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 5 10 998 531 21 5/59 7/117 25.28 3.19 47.5 1 1 0
First-class 49 89 9597 4900 205 7/45 11/95 23.90 3.06 46.8 10 11 3
List A 14 14 712 549 15 3/39 3/39 36.60 4.62 47.4 0 0 0
Twenty20 38 38 783 1003 35 4/31 4/31 28.65 7.68 22.3 1 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut Australia v Sri Lanka at Melbourne, Dec 26-28, 2012 scorecard
Last Test New Zealand v Australia at Christchurch, Feb 20-24, 2016 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class debut Tasmania v South Australia at Hobart, Nov 15-18, 2011 scorecard
Last First-class Lancashire v Nottinghamshire at Manchester, Apr 17-20, 2016 scorecard
List A debut Tasmania v New South Wales at Hobart, Feb 4, 2012 scorecard
Last List A Tasmania v Victoria at Sydney, Oct 20, 2015 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Melbourne Stars v Perth Scorchers at Melbourne, Jan 4, 2012 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Sydney Sixers v Sydney Thunder at Sydney, Jan 16, 2016 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
1, 0/58, 0, 0/5 Notts v Lancashire Manchester 17 Apr 2016 FC
2, 4/56, 1/63 Notts v Surrey Nottingham 10 Apr 2016 FC
18, 5/81, 6 Tasmania v South Aust Adelaide 15 Mar 2016 FC
0, 7/45, 20, 3/47 Tasmania v NSW Hobart 5 Mar 2016 FC
2/66, 4*, 5/59 Australia v New Zealand Christchurch 20 Feb 2016 Test # 2202
0/52, 3*, 1/51 Australia v New Zealand Wellington 12 Feb 2016 Test # 2201
0, 2/45, 14, 1/34 Tasmania v Victoria Melbourne 3 Feb 2016 FC
0/27, 1 Syd Sixers v Syd Thunder Sydney 16 Jan 2016 T20
1/35, 1* Syd Sixers v Heat Sydney 10 Jan 2016 T20
1*, 0/17 Syd Sixers v Scorchers Perth 2 Jan 2016 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. 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.
Brydon Coverdale

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Apr 11, 2016

Jackson Bird made new-ball inroads, Nottinghamshire v Surrey, Specsavers County Championship, Division One, Trent Bridge, 2nd day, April 11, 2016

Jackson Bird made new-ball inroads

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Feb 23, 2016

Jackson Bird is congratulated by captain Steven Smith, New Zealand v Australia, 2nd Test, Christchurch, 4th day, February 23, 2016

Jackson Bird is congratulated by captain Steven Smith

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Feb 23, 2016

Jackson Bird celebrates his maiden Test five-for, New Zealand v Australia, 2nd Test, Christchurch, 4th day, February 23, 2016

Jackson Bird celebrates his maiden Test five-for

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Tournament Results
Afghanistan v Ireland at Dubai (DSC) - Mar 24, 2012
Ireland won by 5 wickets (with 7 balls remaining)
Ireland v Namibia at Dubai (DSC) - Mar 24, 2012
Ireland won by 9 wickets (with 59 balls remaining)
Canada v Scotland at Dubai (DSC) - Mar 23, 2012
Scotland won by 4 wickets (with 0 balls remaining)
Hong Kong v U.S.A. at ICCA 2 Dubai - Mar 23, 2012
Hong Kong won by 77 runs
Nepal v P.N.G. at ICCA Dubai - Mar 23, 2012
Nepal won by 6 wickets (with 1 ball remaining)
Bermuda v Uganda at ICCA 2 Dubai - Mar 23, 2012
Bermuda won by 41 runs
Ireland v Netherlands at Dubai (DSC) - Mar 23, 2012
Ireland won by 7 wickets (with 20 balls remaining)
Italy v Kenya at ICCA Dubai - Mar 23, 2012
Kenya won by 38 runs
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