Shaun Tait      

Full name Shaun William Tait

Born February 22, 1983, Bedford Park, Adelaide, South Australia

Current age 33 years 98 days

Major teams Australia, Adelaide Strikers, Australia A, Chittagong Kings, Durham, Essex, Essex 2nd XI, Glamorgan, Hobart Hurricanes, Melbourne Renegades, Mid West Rhinos, Peshawar Zalmi, Rajasthan Royals, South Australia, Wellington

Nickname Sloon

Playing role Bowler

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm fast

Height 1.93 m

Shaun William Tait
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 3 5 2 20 8 6.66 46 43.47 0 0 4 0 1 0
ODIs 35 7 5 25 11 12.50 29 86.20 0 0 3 1 8 0
T20Is 21 6 2 11 6 2.75 15 73.33 0 0 0 1 3 0
First-class 50 70 29 509 68 12.41 991 51.36 0 2 15 0
List A 101 38 20 110 22* 6.11 179 61.45 0 0 23 0
Twenty20 159 51 23 151 26 5.39 194 77.83 0 0 6 7 23 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 3 6 414 302 5 3/97 3/121 60.40 4.37 82.8 0 0 0
ODIs 35 34 1688 1461 62 4/39 4/39 23.56 5.19 27.2 2 0 0
T20Is 21 21 478 589 28 3/13 3/13 21.03 7.39 17.0 0 0 0
First-class 50 9263 5661 198 7/29 28.59 3.66 46.7 17 7 1
List A 101 5063 4340 182 8/43 8/43 23.84 5.14 27.8 6 3 0
Twenty20 159 156 3486 4584 208 5/32 5/32 22.03 7.88 16.7 3 1 0
Career statistics
Test debut England v Australia at Nottingham, Aug 25-28, 2005 scorecard
Last Test Australia v India at Perth, Jan 16-19, 2008 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut Australia v England at Sydney, Feb 2, 2007 scorecard
Last ODI India v Australia at Ahmedabad, Mar 24, 2011 scorecard
ODI statistics
T20I debut Australia v New Zealand at Perth, Dec 11, 2007 scorecard
Last T20I Australia v India at Sydney, Jan 31, 2016 scorecard
T20I statistics
First-class debut 2002/03
Last First-class Queensland v South Australia at Brisbane, Nov 28-Dec 1, 2008 scorecard
List A debut 2002/03
Last List A South Australia v Queensland at Brisbane, Oct 12, 2014 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Australia A v Pakistanis at Adelaide, Jan 13, 2005 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Islamabad United v Peshawar Zalmi at Dubai (DSC), Feb 21, 2016 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
2/35, 0* Zalmi v Islamabad Un Dubai (DSC) 21 Feb 2016 T20
2/23, 0* Zalmi v Quetta Glad Dubai (DSC) 19 Feb 2016 T20
0/26 Zalmi v Quetta Glad Sharjah 14 Feb 2016 T20
0/30 Zalmi v Qalandars Sharjah 13 Feb 2016 T20
1/18 Zalmi v Islamabad Un Sharjah 12 Feb 2016 T20
1/45 Zalmi v Karachi Kngs Sharjah 11 Feb 2016 T20
1/32 Zalmi v Quetta Glad Dubai (DSC) 7 Feb 2016 T20
1/29 Zalmi v Qalandars Dubai (DSC) 6 Feb 2016 T20
2/24 Zalmi v Islamabad Un Dubai (DSC) 5 Feb 2016 T20
0/46 Australia v India Sydney 31 Jan 2016 T20I # 489
Profile

At his best Shaun Tait was one of the quickest bowlers in the world, but his best was seen only in the short formats for Australia, and even then only for a short while. A brutal bowler with a shoulder-strong action, Tait's body found the workload too tough in the long form and played only three Tests, and was done with first-class cricket by the age of 25. In January 2008 he took an indefinite break from the game due to physical and emotional exhaustion and focused on one-dayers and T20s when he returned later that year. As a late addition to Australia's one-day squad in 2010, he unleashed a ball against England at Lord's that registered at 161.1kph, the second-fastest of all-time, but it has been the consistent push for speed that has crippled him regularly. With a muscular and unrefined method that seems to invite pain, Tait played a significant role in Australia's World Cup triumph in the Caribbean in 2007, where he claimed 23 wickets; only Glenn McGrath took more throughout the tournament. He was back in the West Indies three years later when Australia reached the World T20 final, and was a key component in their pace-heavy but unsuccessful World Cup campaign in the subcontinent in 2011. That looked set to be his international swansong as he retired from ODIs straight afterwards and quit state cricket later that year, but he remained active in the Big Bash League and five years later he was back in Australia's T20 team in the lead-up to the 2016 World T20.

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Feb 21, 2016

Shaun Tait struck off consecutive deliveries, Islamabad United v Peshawar Zalmi, Pakistan Super League, 3rd Qualifying final, Dubai, February 21, 2016

Shaun Tait struck off consecutive deliveries

© Chris Whiteoak

Feb 12, 2016

Peshawar Zalmi celebrate a wicket ,Islamabad United v Peshawar Zalmi, PSL 2015-16, Dubai, February 12, 2016

Peshawar Zalmi celebrate a wicket

© PCB

Jan 26, 2016

Shaun Tait had an expensive first spell, Australia v India, 1st T20 international, Adelaide, January 26, 2016

Shaun Tait had an expensive first spell

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Notes

Bradman Young Cricketer of the Year - 2004

ICC Emerging Player of the Year 2007

Tournament Results
Scorchers v Heat at Perth - Jan 19, 2013
Heat won by 34 runs
Scorchers v Melb Stars at Perth - Jan 16, 2013
Scorchers won by 8 wickets (with 0 balls remaining) (D/L method)
Melb Reneg v Heat at Melbourne (Docklands) - Jan 15, 2013
Heat won by 15 runs
Hurricanes v Heat at Hobart - Jan 12, 2013
Heat won by 8 wickets (with 35 balls remaining)
Strikers v Scorchers at Adelaide - Jan 10, 2013
Scorchers won by 98 runs
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