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Jackson Bird

2022 Overseas Player (Early Season)

BatRight-handBowlRight-arm fast-medium
Born11th December 1986 (in Sydney, Australia)National Team Eligibility-
Years of Service2022Debut2022 vs. Essex
Nickname(s)-Capped-
Local Club-Shirt Sponsor-
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Other Teams

Australia, Australia A, Melbourne Stars, Sydney Sixers, Tasmania

Overseas Teams

Hampshire (England), Nottinghamshire (England)

Player Biography

Australian international seamer Jackson Bird will join the Club for up to six LV= Insurance County Championship matches in the early part of the 2022 season.

Playing his domestic cricket for Tasmania, the right-armer was the highest wicket-taking seam bowler in the 2020/2021 Sheffield Shield, Australia’s premier domestic first-class competition, with 35 wickets at an average of 22.20.

His performances for his state earned him the Ricky Ponting Medal from his teammates for his efforts across both red and white-ball cricket last season.

Overall in first-class cricket, Bird has 414 wickets in 99 matches at 24.31, with an economy rate of 2.97.

He has experience of County Championship cricket, following spells with Hampshire and Nottinghamshire in his career. Injury curtailed chances of him joining up with Lancashire during 2021. It is expected that he will join up with Kent following the end of Tasmania’s run in this season’s Sheffield Shield.