Full name Shaun Young
Born June 13, 1970, Burnie, Tasmania
Current age 46 years 286 days
Major teams Australia, Bedfordshire, Gloucestershire, Tasmania
Batting style Left-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm fast-medium
Relation Brother - CM Young
|Only Test||England v Australia at The Oval, Aug 21-23, 1997 scorecard|
|First-class span||1991/92 - 2001/02|
|List A debut||1990/91|
|Last List A||Bedfordshire v Cheshire at Luton, Aug 28, 2003 scorecard|
An allrounder whose sheer consistency has clearly bracketed him among the best-performing players in the first-class arena in Australia over the last decade, Shaun Young continues to be one of Tasmania's most reliable cricketers. Stockily built, the doughty Young's strength is his batting. Although he is not the most technically correct player, he places a high price on his wicket, has compiled a number of great first-class innings and has often been the lynchpin of defiant Tasmanian middle and late order performances. While it looks relatively innocuous, his medium pace bowling has also proved remarkably effective throughout his career. In the main, this success has been due to his ability to produce deceptive changes of pace and to swing the ball both ways. He also possesses an inherent capacity to frustrate batsmen with the tidiness of his line and length and his penchant for bowling tight, competitive spells over sustained periods.
Notwithstanding the fact that his selection was based upon fortuitous
circumstances in that he happened to find himself in the right spot at the
right moment (he was playing with Gloucestershire at the time), Young has
even enjoyed the distinction of winning a Test cap for Australia. This one
moment of international glory came when he was chosen as a late replacement
for the injured Jason Gillespie (and Paul Reiffel, who had earlier returned
home for the birth of his child) in the sixth Test of the 1997 Ashes series.
Unfortunately for him, he was a member of a losing side, made only four runs
with the bat and was unable to take a wicket from the limited opportunities
afforded him in the match.
John Polack (May 2004)
Toured England with Young Australia 1995
Stats highlights from the fourth day in Ranchi, where Cheteshwar Pujara batted for ages and the Australians toiled like they haven't had to in many years
For the third time this home season, the team took the lead after its opposition put up 400 batting first but the Ranchi effort was special
Also, which players have the most half-centuries without ever having made a hundred?
South Africa are set to play 14 Tests in nine months soon, so both fast bowlers, despite being sent home from New Zealand, should not lose hope
This Bangladesh are crazy if they think they can beat Sri Lanka in their own den. Right?
Under duress again, Shakib Al Hasan and Mushfiqur Rahim forged a match-winning partnership and contributed in the second innings to help Bangladesh create history