Full name Sean Anthony Abbott
Born February 29, 1992, Windsor, New South Wales
Current age 28 years 270 days
Major teams Australia Under-19s, New South Wales, New South Wales Under-17s, New South Wales Under-19s, Parramatta, Royal Challengers Bangalore, Sydney Sixers, Sydney Thunder
Playing role Bowler
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm fast-medium
|Only ODI||Australia v Pakistan at Sharjah, Oct 7, 2014 scorecard|
|T20I debut||Australia v Pakistan at Dubai (DSC), Oct 5, 2014 scorecard|
|Last T20I||Australia v Pakistan at Perth, Nov 8, 2019 scorecard|
|First-class debut||South Australia v New South Wales at Adelaide, Oct 17-20, 2011 scorecard|
|Last First-class||Tasmania v New South Wales at Adelaide, Nov 8-11, 2020 scorecard|
|List A debut||New South Wales v Western Australia at Sydney, Oct 17, 2010 scorecard|
|Last List A||New South Wales v Tasmania at Sydney, Oct 23, 2019 scorecard|
|T20s debut||Victoria v New South Wales at Melbourne, Jan 22, 2011 scorecard|
|Last T20s||Sydney Sixers v Melbourne Stars at Sydney, Feb 8, 2020 scorecard|
|Bat & Bowl||Team||Opposition||Ground||Match Date||Scorecard|
|15, 4/33, 102*, 0/50||NSW||v Tasmania||Adelaide||8 Nov 2020||FC|
|2/56, 66, 2/23, 18*||NSW||v Queensland||Adelaide||30 Oct 2020||FC|
|60*, 6/89||NSW||v West Aust||Adelaide||19 Oct 2020||FC|
|0/38, 0*||Cummins' XI||v Finch's XI||Southampton||1 Sep 2020||Other T20|
|0/33, 0||Cummins' XI||v Finch's XI||Southampton||1 Sep 2020||Other T20|
|0/44, 5||Cummins' XI||v Finch's XI||Southampton||30 Aug 2020||Other|
|1/19||Cummins' XI||v Finch's XI||Southampton||28 Aug 2020||Other T20|
|12, 4/52, 35, 0/26||NSW||v Tasmania||Hobart||6 Mar 2020||FC|
|0/19||Syd Sixers||v Melb Stars||Sydney||8 Feb 2020||T20|
|7, 3/23||Syd Sixers||v Melb Stars||Melbourne||31 Jan 2020||T20|
Sean Abbott has developed into one of the most versatile bowling allrounders in Australian domestic cricket.
A wicket-taking medium-fast bowler who also strikes the ball cleanly with the bat, he made his return to international cricket late in 2019 against Pakistan in T20 cricket after a five-year absence. It was a worthy reward for several outstanding seasons with the Sydney Sixers in the BBL where he was one of the most prolific wicket-takers in the competition and specialised in the death overs.
He also became a key figure in New South Wales' Sheffield Shield side consistently taking wickets and providing lower-order runs, playing a crucial part in the Blues 2019-20 title. He was included in Australia's limited-overs tour to England in 2020 but didn't play. He returned to Australia and dominated the start of the Sheffield Shield season. He took 6 for 89 against WA and scored two half-centuries and his maiden first-class century against Tasmania to earn selection in Australia's limited-overs and Test squads for the 2020-21 home series against India.
The allrounder debuted for New South Wales at the age of 18. He enjoyed his breakthrough season in 2013-14 when he topped the Ryobi Cup wicket tally with 16 wickets at 20.93. His strong all-round season also brought him 27 Sheffield Shield wickets and he won the Steve Waugh Medal as the best New South Wales player of the season. Abbott was rewarded with a call-up to Australia's one-day and Twenty20 squads to play Pakistan in the UAE in 2014. Less than two months after that, Abbott bowled the ball which fatally hit Phillip Hughes, but he came back from that tragedy remarkably well, taking 6 for 14 against Queensland on his return to first-class cricket, just 17 days later.
Bradman Young Cricketer of the Year - 2015