Jackson Munro Bird (born 11 December 1986) is an Australian Cricketer who plays for Tasmania in Domestic Cricket and Sydney Sixers in the BBL.
|Full Name||Jackson Munro Bird|
|Date of Birth||11 December 1986|
|Birth Place||Sydney, New South Wales|
|Batting Style||Right Handed Bat|
|Bowling Style||Right-arm fast-medium|
|Physical Stats & More|
|Height (approx)||193 cm
|Teams||Australia, Melbourne Stars, Tasmania, Australians, Hampshire, Sydney Sixers, Nottinghamshire, Australia A.|
vs Sri Lanka at Melbourne Cricket Ground, Dec 26, 2012.
|Records or Achievements (main ones)||
Jackson Bird took a hat-trick while playing against Western Australia in 2012 and finished off the match with some mesmerizing figures of 95 for just 11.
He took 13 wickets in BBL 2013-14 to be the joint leading wicket-taker of the tournament.
|Career Turning Point||Jackson Bird had over 100 wickets to his name in his first 20 First-class matches which convinced the Australian selectors to let him represent at the International level. He was then added to the Australia’s squad for the test series against Sri Lanka.|
|Jersey Number||Not Known|
|College||Saint Ignatius’ College, Riverview
Saint Pius X College.
|Educational Qualification||Not known|
|Family||Father- Not Known
Mother- Jenny Miles Bird
Brother- Ian Bird (Photographer)
Sister- Not Known
|Hobbies||Listening to music, Playing Golf.|
|Favourite Cricketers||Glenn McGrath, Wasim Akram.|
Jackson Bird Domestic Career
The right-arm fast-medium bowler started his domestic career by playing 10 Sheffield Shield matches where he picked up 62 wickets at an average of 17.30, and a strike rate of 36.1 – These stats were the best in the 120-year history of the tournament.
Bird generally does not bowl at an express pace but can swing the ball both ways, which has proven very successful for him in his domestic cricket. Bird plays for the Sydney Sixers in the Big Bash League.
In the year 2018, Cricket Australia had named Bird in their Sheffield Shield team of the year.
After his excellent performances with the bowl in the domestic circuit, he was finally picked in the Australian Test Squad before the 2012 Boxing Day Test against Sri Lanka. The team’s key bowler Mitchell Starc was rested.
In his first match, he opened the bowling with the new ball; he picked up his first wicket of the game by removing Dimuth Karunaratne in his 2nd overs and took a total of two wickets in the first innings.
Bird again picked up two wickets in the first session of Sri Lanka’s second innings. In the next Test at Sydney, He was named the match man by taking seven wickets across the two innings.
He was then picked in the Australian One Day squad for the first time on 19 January before the game against Sri Lanka at the SCG.
J Bird then also played as a substitute fielder in the third Test of the series against Pakistan in January 2017, where he took four catches during the match, two in both Pakistan’s first and second innings. Bird equaled Younis Khan’s record by taking four catches as a substitute fielder in a Test.
Unknown Facts about Jackson Bird
- The full name of Jackson Bird is Jackson Munro Bird.
- He is originally from Sydney.
- He studied at Saint Ignatius’ College, Riverview, and St Pius X College, Chatswood.
- Jackson Bird had left the Manly club to go ahead in his career with the Tasmanian Tigers in the 2011–2012 domestic season.
- In March 2012, Bird took his first hat-trick against Western Australia at the Bellerive Oval.
- The heroics of Bird helped his team Tasmania to a spot in the Sheffield Shield final.