Stuck on 99 Test wickets, Ben Hilfenhaus keen to do well against Pakistan
Stuck on 99 Test wickets, Ben Hilfenhaus keen to do well against Pakistan

Two years is a long time to spend in the international freezer, so paceman Ben Hilfenhaus is keen to stake his claim on the sun-baked pitches of the Middle East when Australia take on Pakistan in a test series next month.

Injury stops Bird`s county stint

Australia seamer Jackson Bird will be unable to play at all for Northamptonshire this season because of a back injury, the English county confirmed Monday.

Oz media says pace battery starting to `feel the pinch` for first time since Ashes

The Australian media has said that the demands of an intense winter are starting to take their toll on the country`s mighty pace bowling attack, which is `under the pump` for the first time since Australia`s domination of England started at Gabba three months ago.

Siddle believes superior depth in fast bowling gives OZ the edge over Proteas

Pacer Peter Siddle has said that Australia has an advantage over South Africa due to their superior depth in fast bowling, and a mandate to bowl at full intensity all of the time.

Phillip Hughes replaces injured Shaun Marsh in Australia squad

Australia replaced injured batsman Shaun Marsh with Phillip Hughes on Thursday while clearing fit-again paceman Jackson Bird to join the team in South Africa for the three-test series starting on February 12.

Australia`s Bird fit for South Africa

Australian fast bowler Jackson Bird was Thursday declared fit and will fly out to join the rest of the squad in South Africa after being cleared of a back injury.

Clarke confident on Marsh, Bird for South Africa tour

Australian captain Michael Clarke on Wednesday said he was confident Shaun Marsh and Jackson Bird will be fit to face top-ranked South Africa as the squad flew out for a three-Test tour.

Australia bring in new blood for South Africa tour

After a stunning Ashes triumph, Australia added specialist batsmen to a 15-man squad unveiled on Monday for the upcoming tour against world number one South Africa.

Bird confident of Oz Test recall after four-wicket haul in Big Bash

Australian cricketer Jackson Bird fired a not-so-subtle reminder to national selectors on Friday night, dominating the Big Bash League opener in his return from a serious back injury.

Harmison says Durham ground `tailor-made` for Oz pacer Bird

Former England fast bowler Steve Harmison has said that the Durham ground is `tailor-made` for Australian seam bowler Jackson Bird, adding that if Bird is going to play anywhere in this Ashes series it should be at the site of the fourth Test.

`Flying` Bird in contention for Durham Test as Oz bids to draw Ashes

Australian seam bowler Jackson Bird may reportedly feature in the fourth Ashes Test at Durham, where the tourists will begin their readjusted mission to draw the series in England and render the hosts` retention of the urn as hollow as possible.

Jackson Bird tipped as favourite to replace `injured` Pattinson in third Ashes Test

Australian fast bowler Jackson Bird has reportedly been tipped as a favourite to replace the injured James Pattinson on Thursday`s third Ashes Test at Old Trafford.

Bird, Smith stake claim for Ashes

Fast bowler Jackson Bird and all-rounder Steve Smith have staked claim to an Australian berth for the first Ashes Test against Australia starting Wednesday in Nottingham.

Harris rearing to go in Ashes following comeback from injury

Right arm fast bowler Ryan Harris has reportedly come out of his injury to buckle up for the Ashes series.

Bird confident about Oz to regain Ashes success

Australian fast bowler Jackson Bird has said that he is confident that Australia will attain success in their second attempt in England in the Ashes with lessons learnt from last year`s tour.

Injured pacer Bird ruled out of India Test series

Injured Australian speedster Jackson Bird has been ruled out of the remaining three Test matches against India due to a bone stress injury on his back sustained during the first warm-up game of the ongoing series.

Pacer Jackson Bird flies back to Australia for undergoing scan

Australia`s right-arm fast-medium bowler Jackson Bird will be flying back to his country within the next 24 hours to undergo "precautionary scans" after he reported of back pain.

Paceman Bird called into Oz squad for SCG ODI

Fast bowler Jackson Bird has been called into the Australian one-day squad for the fourth match against Sri Lanka at the Sydney Cricket Ground.

Oz coach backs Bird ‘to be on song’ if selected for India tour

Australian fast bowler Jackson Bird is likely to play during the Test tour to India after Ben Hilfenhaus was injured midway during last month’s Hobart Test match against Sri Lanka.

Bird’s brilliant start to Test career could cost experienced Hilfenhaus Ashes spot

Australia fast bowler Jackson Bird’s impressive start to his Test career may have cost experienced swing bowler Ben Hilfenhaus his spot in the squad for next year’s Ashes.