Shaun Tait      

Full name Shaun William Tait

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

Current age 31 years 244 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 120 37 16 138 26 6.57 170 81.17 0 0 6 7 20 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 120 118 2610 3407 157 5/32 5/32 21.70 7.83 16.6 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 Adelaide Strikers v Melbourne Renegades at Adelaide, Jan 22, 2014 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
2/62, 1 South Aust v Queensland Brisbane 12 Oct 2014 LA
0*, 2/39 South Aust v Western Aust Brisbane 8 Oct 2014 LA
0, 0/68 South Aust v NSW Brisbane 4 Oct 2014 LA
0/58 M.C.C. v ROW XI Lord's 5 Jul 2014 Other OD
2/44 Strikers v Melb Reneg Adelaide 22 Jan 2014 T20
2/26, 0 Strikers v Heat Adelaide 18 Jan 2014 T20
3/41 Strikers v Scorchers Perth 16 Jan 2014 T20
1*, 0/33 Strikers v Melb Stars Melbourne 9 Jan 2014 T20
1/34 Strikers v Syd Sixers Adelaide 5 Jan 2014 T20
2/27 Strikers v Scorchers Adelaide 31 Dec 2013 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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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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Jan 22, 2014

Shaun Tait is congratulated after taking a wicket, Adelaide Strikers v Melbourne Renegades, Big Bash League, Adelaide, January 22, 2014

Shaun Tait is congratulated after taking a wicket

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Jan 5, 2014

Shaun Tait struck Michael Lumb on the helmet, Adelaide Strikers v Sydney Sixers, Big Bash League, Adelaide, January 5, 2014

Shaun Tait struck Michael Lumb on the helmet

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Notes

Bradman Young Cricketer of the Year - 2004

ICC Emerging Player of the Year 2007

Results
Auckland v Canterbury at Auckland - Mar 31, 2013
Auckland won by 3 wickets (with 149 balls remaining)
Canterbury v Wellington at Christchurch - Mar 27, 2013
Canterbury won by 61 runs
Auckland v Canterbury at Hamilton - Mar 24, 2013
Auckland won by 128 runs
Wellington v Northern D at Wellington - Mar 24, 2013
Wellington won by 8 wickets (with 164 balls remaining)
Canterbury v Central D at Christchurch - Mar 20, 2013
Canterbury won by 156 runs
Otago v Auckland at Dunedin - Mar 20, 2013
Otago won by 6 wickets (with 27 balls remaining)
Wellington v Northern D at Wellington - Mar 20, 2013
Wellington won by 106 runs
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