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.
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.
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.
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.
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.