Jackson Bird replaces Peter Siddle at Nottinghamshire

Australia's Jackson Bird is congratulated by team mates after dismissing England's James Anderson on day 2 of the 4th Ashes Test on August 10, 2013
© Getty Images
One Australian replaces another at Nottinghamshire as Jackson Bird comes in for the injured Peter Siddle.

Jackson Bird has agreed to replace his fellow Australian Peter Siddle in the Nottinghamshire bowling ranks.

It was confirmed last week that Siddle would be unable to fulfil his duties at Trent Bridge this year due to back and ankle injuries.

Notts have now swooped for Bird, who will be available for the first 10 games of the upcoming County Championship campaign.

"Having a bowler of international quality to spearhead our young seam attack is important for us, so we knew what type of player we wanted to go for," director of cricket Mick Newell told the club's official website.

"After Peter got injured, Jackson is the man Australia turned to. He performed very well in that Test match, he's a similar bowler to Peter in many ways and he was the obvious choice for us in the circumstances."

"Jackson is also very suitable for English conditions, particularly the types of pitches we play on at Trent Bridge."

Twenty-nine-year-old Bird has made five Test appearances for Australia, from which he has taken 21 wickets.

Australia's Peter Siddle in action during day three of the 5th Ashes Test at the Oval on August 23, 2013
Read Next:
Notts seeking Peter Siddle replacement