Shaun Tait      

Full name Shaun William Tait

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

Current age 32 years 129 days

Major teams Australia, Australia A, Chittagong Kings, Durham, Essex, Essex 2nd XI, Glamorgan, Melbourne Renegades, Mid West Rhinos, 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 19 5 1 10 6 2.50 12 83.33 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 137 44 19 143 26 5.72 181 79.00 0 0 6 7 22 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 19 19 430 498 28 3/13 3/13 17.78 6.94 15.3 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 137 134 2976 3902 185 5/32 5/32 21.09 7.86 16.0 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 England at Melbourne, Jan 14, 2011 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 Essex v Hampshire at Chelmsford, Jun 26, 2015 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
2/34 Essex v Hampshire Chelmsford 26 Jun 2015 T20
3/33 Essex v Glamorgan Chelmsford 19 Jun 2015 T20
1/48 Essex v Kent Canterbury 18 Jun 2015 T20
3/29 Essex v Sussex Hove 12 Jun 2015 T20
0, 1/40 Essex v Gloucs Chelmsford 11 Jun 2015 T20
2/20 Essex v Surrey The Oval 5 Jun 2015 T20
0*, 2/29 Essex v Somerset Chelmsford 29 May 2015 T20
2/37, 0 Essex v Gloucs Bristol 24 May 2015 T20
3/28 Essex v Glamorgan Cardiff 22 May 2015 T20
0/26, 5 Essex v Surrey Chelmsford 16 May 2015 T20
Profile

Shaun Tait's body found the Test workload too tough but he has remained a brutal bowler in the game's short forms. In January 2008 he took an indefinite break from the game due to physical and emotional exhaustion and since returning later that year has focused only on Twenty20s and one-dayers. The method has proved highly successful as he floats around the world delivering short, blistering spells. 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.

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May 22, 2015

Shaun Tait picked up three wickets, Glamorgan v Essex, NatWest T20 Blast, South Group, Cardiff, May 22, 2015

Shaun Tait picked up three wickets

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Nov 23, 2014

Shaun Tait took the World Cup trophy for the Great White Shark Dive, Port Lincoln, November 23, 2014

Shaun Tait took the World Cup trophy for the Great White Shark Dive

© CWC 2015

Jun 12, 2014

Ravi Shastri and Shaun Tait at the unveiling of the World Cup trophy, Mumbai, June 12, 2014

Ravi Shastri and Shaun Tait at the unveiling of the World Cup trophy in Mumbai

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Notes

Bradman Young Cricketer of the Year - 2004

ICC Emerging Player of the Year 2007

Tournament Results
Super Kings v Mum Indians at Kolkata - May 26, 2013
Mum Indians won by 23 runs
Mum Indians v Royals at Kolkata - May 24, 2013
Mum Indians won by 4 wickets (with 1 ball remaining)
Royals v Sunrisers at Delhi - May 22, 2013
Royals won by 4 wickets (with 4 balls remaining)
Super Kings v Mum Indians at Delhi - May 21, 2013
Super Kings won by 48 runs
Sunrisers v KKR at Hyderabad (Deccan) - May 19, 2013
Sunrisers won by 5 wickets (with 7 balls remaining)
Warriors v Daredevils at Pune - May 19, 2013
Warriors won by 38 runs
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