Jackson Bird is not a 1970s American rock band

We’re telling ourself this as much as anyone else. It’s the first thing we think whenever we see his name. Maybe stating the thought in a post title will finally purge it, allowing us to concentrate on other things.

We’re guessing that Jackson Bird is going to play the fourth Test. After James Pattinson and Mitchell Starc have revealed themselves to be good but inferior to sliced bread, Bird is the latest young Aussie quick bowler to be hyped up. He’s played a couple of Tests and has taken 11 wickets, but his first-class record is striking – 107 wickets at 19.99.

Is that average due to the fact that he’s been bowling to batsmen who are inferior to Phil Hughes and Steve Smith or is there something there? Chester-le-Street will give us a chance to have a bit more of a look at him. We will then make no firm conclusions either way, regardless of what he does. That’s the way we roll.

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47 Appeals

  1. No Onions. Disappointing. Lack of flexibility from England. Lots of cricket coming up. Don’t be surprised if Anderson or Broad break down before January.

    Should have bowled first too.

    Grumble grumble grumble.

  2. All this talk of resting players is a bit premature when the series isn’t yet won. Rest Anderson once the job is done, I say.

    As for Broad, he needs wickets, and you can’t take wickets if you’re not playing.

  3. I’m looking forward to seeing the Michael Clarke 5 on the scoresheet.

  4. Did it work? Are you purged?

    • King Cricket

      August 9, 2013 at 12:15 pm

      Not sure. Don’t think so. The web of associations is too complex. We’ve been trying to work it out, but keep getting confused when we find ourselves at Buffalo Springfield.

  5. 2-1, then.

    • Not yet, Daneel. Hold your horses, old stick.

    • Ok, now we can all cry.

      Let’s ignore it and go back to cricketers as bands.

      AeroNeilSmith

      Will Jefferson Airplane

      The Boontown Rats

      Sigur Ross Taylor

      Tait That

  6. King Cricket

    August 9, 2013 at 7:29 pm

    Kings of Reon.

  7. Stop! Stop Now! Please!

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