Ashes 2017 has attracted the attention of the Audience with the names like Dawid Malan, Chadd Sayers and Jackson Bird. Here we are going to talk about Jackson Bird. Jackson Bird was contender to replace Steve O keefe for India tour, but he was unlucky, and selectors gave one more chance to keefe. Jackson Bird Munro bird is a right arm Medium pace bowler who had very good start to the test career and took 21 wickets in first 5 matches. Let’s have a look at the some of the facts about the Jackson Bird.
Facts about Jackson Bird
Jackson Bird was born on 11th of December 1986 in Sydney, New South Wales.
He is from Sydney and Attended Saint Ignatius’ College, Riverview and St Pius X College, Chatswood and he moved to Tasmania to further his career in Cricket. He Made his debut for the Tasmanian tigers in the year 2011-12.
3Pick of the bowlers for Tigers
Bird soon became the pick of the bowlers for the Tasmanian Tigers as he picked 53 wickets in his debut season of the Sheffield shield in 2011-12..
Jackson Bird is called by a nickname Squid.
5Sheffield Shield’s best in 120 Years
Bird has picked 62 wickets after playing 10 Sheffield Shield matches at an average of 17.3 and strike rate of 36 which is best performance in 120 years history of Sheffield Shield.
He plays for Sydney Sixers in the Big Bash league.
In 2012 Bird took a hat-trick against Western Australia and had match figures of 11/95 and helped Tasmania to reach Sheffield Shield Final.
Bird was 431st person to play test for India. He made his test debut in 2012 against Sri Lanka at the MCG. Opening the bowling in his debut he took first wicket of the game.
9The Man of the match in his second test match
In his second match, He was named man of the match for taking 7 wickets in the whole match.
10Four Catches as Substitute fielder
In January 2017, Jackson Bird played as a substitute fielder replacing ill Mathew wade, He took 4 catches in that test match equaling the Waqar Younis’s record of 4 catches as a substitute fielder in the test match.
As of today, 24th of Nov 2017, Bird has taken 34 wickets in 8 test matches at an average of 27.47 with best bowling figures of 5/59.