Samuel Robert Hain
July 16, 1995, Hong Kong
Right hand Bat
Right arm Offbreak
Middle order Batter
The Southport School, Gold Coast, Queensland
Sam Hain was widely seen as Warwickshire's next big batting thing when in 2014 he became the youngest man to score a first-class hundred and double-hundred for them. He finished the season on top of the run-makers' table for the county, a feat he repeated the following year.
Born in Hong Kong to British parents, Hain was mostly brought up in Australia and fast-tracked into their Under-19 side as a 16-year-old. On an exchange scheme in Edinburgh, he was spotted by former Warwickshire captain Michael Powell, who asked him to go to trials for Warwickshire, where former England allrounder Rikki Clarke rated Hain's batting in the nets as the best he had ever seen.
Hain qualified for England at the end of 2016 and became a regular feature in Lions squads from 2018 onwards. He struggled for runs in the County Championship from 2016, but recovered in 2019, his runs helping keep Warwickshire in Division One. His 50-over form was remarkable, marked by regular low-risk runs and the ability to rotate the strike against spin impressively in the middle overs. In T20 cricket, he has been a mainstay of the Birmingham Bears side.
Batting & Fielding