Sean Abbott

Sean Abbott

Sean Abbott

INTL CAREER: 2014 - 2020

Full Name

Sean Anthony Abbott


February 29, 1992, Windsor, New South Wales


29y 272d

Batting Style

Right hand bat

Bowling Style

Right arm fast medium

Playing Role



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.
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Career Averages

Batting & Fielding
List A674666715016.7767299.85014531290
List A6764301226491085/435/4324.525.2727.8320
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Recent Matches - Player

NSW vs Victoria0 & 162/83 & 1/3305-Nov-2021MelbourneFC
NSW vs Victoria10 & 166/38 & 2/7427-Oct-2021SydneyFC
Surrey vs Gloucs400/22 & 2/527-May-2021The OvalFC
NSW vs Queensland23 & 224/7115-Apr-2021BrisbaneFC
NSW vs West Aust144/2311-Apr-2021SydneyList A


Sean Abbott made big inroads in the first session
Sean Abbott works one to the off-side
Sean Abbott appears to be in some discomfort
Sean Abbott dives in the outfield to catch KL Rahul
Sean Abbott struck in his first over to remove Shikhar Dhawan
Sean Abbott shapes to deliver at the nets