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Jackson Bird


ABOUT

Full NameJackson Munro Bird

BornDecember 11, 1986

Height6 ft 5 in (1.95 m)

NationalityAustralia

RoleBowler/Right-arm fast-medium, Right-handed Batsman

Relation(s)Ian Bird (Father), Jenny Bird (Mother)

BATTING STATS

GAME TYPE M INN RUNS BF NO AVG SR 100s 50s HS 4s 6s CT ST
TESTs 9 9 43 141 6 14.33 30.49 0 0 19* 3 1 2 0
T20s 63 19 63 80 10 7.00 78.75 0 0 14* 1 1 25 0
LISTAs 34 17 108 117 7 10.80 92.30 0 0 26 12 1 15 0
FIRSTCLASS 90 124 1061 1896 34 11.78 55.95 0 1 50 135 13 44 0
BOWLING STATS

GAME TYPE M INN OVERS RUNS WKTS AVG ECO BEST 5Ws 10Ws
TESTs 9 17 322.2 1042 34 30.64 3.23 7/117 1 0
T20s 63 62 210.3 1616 54 29.92 7.67 4/31 0 0
LISTAs 34 34 305.1 1439 41 35.09 4.71 6/25 1 0
FIRSTCLASS 90 167 3067.3 9257 378 24.48 3.01 11/95 17 5
ABOUT

Jackson Bird Biography


Jackson Munro Bird is an Australian cricketer, born on 11 December 1986 in Sydney, New South Wales. Bird is a fast-medium bowler and has an ability to swing the ball in both directions.


He plays Test matches for Australia national team. Bird was considered much capable to be replaced by Mitchell Starc during his injury who is the key person for the Australian team.


Background


Bird started his career as a cricketer by making a debut for Tasmania in 2011 and in the same year, he also represented Melbourne Stars in Big Bash League.


In 2012, Bird took a hat-trick against Western Australia and played a crucial role for Tasmania to reach the finals in Sheffield Shield.


Debut


Jackson had made his Test debut on 26 December 2012 in the match against Sri Lanka and became the 431st person to play Test cricket for Australia. He took a total of two wickets in the first innings.


In the debut series, he did well by picking up 11 wickets overall, including a four-wicket haul in the last match and he was awarded Man of the Match in his very second Test.


Rise to Glory


Jackson Bird was very successful in domestic cricket because of his ability to swing the ball in both ways. In the early stage of his career in 2012, he took a hat-trick in a match against Western Australia.


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He took a total of 62 wickets by playing 10 Sheffield Shield matches, which were the best in the competition's 120-year history at that point. This excellent form of Bird got him selected to replace Mitchell Starc during his injury in Boxing Day test match against Sri Lanka.


Club Career


Jackson Bird made his first-class debut for Tasmania in 2011. He played a vital role in making Tasmania reach the Sheffield Shield finals. After 10 Sheffield Shield matches, Bird had taken 62 wickets.


He also played for Melbourne Stars in the Big Bash League from 2011 to 2014 and since then has been associated with Sydney Sixers. In 2015, he also started playing for Hampshire.

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