Full name Shane Alexander Thomson
Born January 27, 1969, Hamilton, Waikato
Current age 47 years 185 days
Major teams New Zealand, Northern Districts
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm slow-medium, Right-arm offbreak
|Test debut||New Zealand v India at Auckland, Feb 22-26, 1990 scorecard|
|Last Test||India v New Zealand at Chennai, Oct 25-29, 1995 scorecard|
|ODI debut||New Zealand v India at Dunedin, Mar 1, 1990 scorecard|
|Last ODI||West Indies v New Zealand at Georgetown, Apr 3, 1996 scorecard|
|First-class span||1987/88 - 1996/97|
|List A span||1988/89 - 1996/97|
|Bat & Bowl||Team||Opposition||Ground||Match Date||Scorecard|
|-||NZ Masters||v Aus Masters||Hamilton||24 Feb 2011||Other T20|
After an impressive Test debut against India at Auckland in 1990, Shane Thomson was touted as a real prospect. But with his offspinners fairly innocuous at the highest level, he never really delivered in a seven-year, 19-Test career. His finest hour was the thrilling unbeaten 120 in a memorable run-chase against Pakistan at Christchurch in 1993-94, and for the next year or so, as his average flirted just below 40, he looked to have cracked it. But his last six Tests brought nine innings and only 85 runs. Dropped after the 1996 World Cup, he retired from first-class cricket in 1997, aged just 28.
Also: the fastest Indian to 50 wickets, and Yasir Shah's unwanted "double-hundred"