Jackson Bird says his bowling philosophy so far in his career has been pretty simple and that is to try and land the ball in the right areas without worrying about getting the wickets and he will not do any different in New Zealand.
Because of his ability to seam the ball in helpful conditions, the Australian selectors have named Bird in the test squad for the coming New Zealand series.
If Bird gets into the playing XI, which is likely, it would be the first time in a couple of years that he would put on his baggy green cap. The previous time he had done so was in England in 2013.
A lot would be expected from him on the New Zealand pitches which traditionally suit his type of bowling, but, according to Bird, it will be very, very important for him to keep his patience and try and do what he has always done rather than to look for the glory balls.
The Tasmanian was quoted as saying, “My bowling has always been about the basics and in my view, that’s the only thing which is required off you as bowler if you are playing in seaming conditions.”