Aaron Bird

Country: Australia
Born: September 28, 1983, Taree, New South Wales
Height: 1.82 m
Batting Style: Right hand Bat
Bowling Style: Right arm Fast
Playing role: Bowler

Aaron Bird Bio

Aaron Christopher Bird, born on August 12, 1982, is a former Australian cricketer known for his quick right-arm pace bowling. Hailing from New South Wales, Bird’s career was plagued by controversies surrounding his bowling action, but he managed to make a significant impact during his playing days.

After making his debut in the first-class cricket in the 2005-06 season, Aaron Bird showed great promise. In his opening games, he displayed his skill with the ball, taking ten wickets at an average of 37.29. One of his standout performances was against Victoria at St Kilda, where he claimed figures of 4 for 80.

Bird’s impressive performances in the domestic tournaments caught the attention of selectors, and he was given an opportunity to represent the Australian youth team in the World Cup. In the Youth World Cup final against South Africa, Bird’s exceptional bowling earned him the Man-of-the-Match award, showcasing his potential on the international stage.

However, Bird’s career took a downward turn in the 2006-07 season. He struggled to find consistency and was dropped from the New South Wales Pura Cup side. In addition, he faced accusations regarding his bowling action, which ultimately resulted in him being reported multiple times. These allegations led to a suspension, and Bird faced the possibility of being banned from state cricket.

Amidst the challenging times, New South Wales Cricket Association continued to support Bird, and he retained his contract for the 2007-08 season. Fortunately, his action was eventually cleared, enabling him to make a comeback in the following season. Despite the controversies surrounding his bowling, Bird managed to perform remarkably well, leading the Twenty20 wicket list with 13 wickets at an average of 14.07. His impressive performances contributed to New South Wales’ triumph in the tournament.

However, the throwing accusations continued to haunt Bird, and by the end of the season, he faced suspension once again. Having been reported three times, he was sidelined for a minimum of three months to undergo further testing. Despite this setback, Bird had a successful season, claiming 21 breakthroughs in the FR Cup at an average of 22.19.

Known for his whippy action, Bird possessed the ability to trouble batsmen with his pace and accuracy. His impeccable line and length often resulted in breakthroughs for his team. His skill with the ball was evident in a Sydney grade game, where he forced renowned Australian batsman Michael Slater to retire hurt after striking him on the helmet.

Aaron Bird’s cricketing career was undoubtedly marred by controversies surrounding his bowling action. However, his talent and potential were undeniable, and when given the opportunity, he proved his worth with exceptional performances. Although his professional career was cut short, Bird left a lasting impact on the game, displaying his immense skill, talent, and determination.

Aaron Bird Career Stats

Aaron Bird Batting Stats

Batting Matches Innings Nos Runs High Score Ave BF SR 100s 50s 4s 6s Ct St
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FC 6 10 3 101 29 14.42 186 54.3 0 0 15 0 1 0
List A 25 18 10 65 12* 8.12 105 61.9 0 0 1 0 7 0
T20s 12 4 1 29 17* 9.66 35 82.85 0 0 2 0 4 0

Aaron Bird Bowling Stats

Bowling Matches Innings Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10w
Tests - - - - - - - - - - - - -
T20Is - - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs - - - - - - - - - - - - -
FC 6 9 857 585 14 4/80 4/80 41.78 4.09 61.2 1 0 0
List A 25 25 1122 1051 34 5/26 5/26 30.91 5.62 33 2 1 0
T20s 12 12 238 366 21 3/21 3/21 17.42 9.22 11.3 0 0 0

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