27-year old Aussie bowler Jackson Bird has been ruled out of the LV=County Championship for four months following a back injury which has hampered Northamptonshire’s preparations even more.
The complaint compiles his team's woes as their skipper Alex Wakely was ruled out of the whole season due to a ruptured Achilles tendon not that long ago.
Bird has played three tests thus far for Australia, his most recent one being at The Emirates Durham ICG in The Investec Ashes’13; but he hasn’t featured since in an international match. However, the Tasmanian has a lot of potential and could have played a key role in the 10 first-class and seven T20 matches that he had to play. The club is now in search of another such bowler as their tournament kicks off on April 13 against Durham.
The management said: “The club wishes to place on record its hope that Jackson Bird makes a full recovery from his ongoing back injury.
“The club has been aware of Jackson’s potential ongoing injury for some time, having already amended his original contract in order for his workload to be managed more carefully to allow him a pre-season in Australia.
“Over the weekend we have made an offer to another overseas bowler with Test match experience.”
The management has confirmed that talks are being held with an overseas bowler who has had a previous experience of playing test match cricket. At the same time, they have also confirmed that the new signing will be available to play in the LV=County Championship as well as the T20 competition.
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