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Shaun Tait

Batting style:
Right Handed bat
Bowling style:
Right-arm fast
Played for:
Australia, South Australia, Australia A, Durham, Essex, Glamorgan, Mid West Rhinos, Wellington, Rajasthan, Adelaide Strikers, Melbourne Renegades, Chittagong Kings
Roles played:
Bowler
Home country:
Australia
Born:
February 22, 1983, Bedford Park, Adelaide, South Australia

Profile

A muscular physique and a shoulder-strong action, Shaun Tait is another exciting fast bowler in Australia’s treasure box. With his unique action, Tait has the ability to clock deliveries above 150 kph and even push it to 160 kph. After an ordinary start to his international career, the quickie made a major impact at the 2007 ICC Cricket World Cup where he silenced his critics by scalping 23 wickets in the tournament.

Tait’s domestic career has been a fruitful one, as impressive performances for South Australia eventually earned him a place in the World Cup side. His 8 for 43 against Tasmania in the ING Cup were the best figures in limited-overs history. Soon, he made his Test debut in the Ashes of 2005, where he grabbed three huge wickets. 'Sloon' however, injured himself after a successful 2007 World Cup campaign. When he returned to action in the Test series against India in 2008, he was given a rough treatment by the Indian batters on a fast Perth pitch. Shaun went wicket-less in both the innings and was an easy prey for India’s batting geniuses. His poor performance was a major setback for the youngster and he took an indefinite break from cricket to get his mind set right. He was an integral part of the Aussie pace attack in the 2011 ICC Cricket World Cup, but with the team’s exit came his retirement from the ODI format. Tait then shifted his focus on being a T20 specialist.

The South Australian bowls out and out fast and has the great ability to reverse-swing the ball. With his “slingy” action, he is a tough bowler to play against. His old fashioned Yorkers and bouncers are a treat to the eyes.


Statistics

Show:
  Matches Innings Runs NO Avg. SR 100's 50's HS
Test 3 5 20 2 6.66 43.47 0 0 8
ODI 35 7 25 5 12.5 86.20 0 0 11
T20 19 5 10 1 2.5 83.33 0 0 6
IPL 21 5 23 2 7.66 88.46 0 0 11
CLT20 6 0 0 - 0 0 0
  Matches Innings Balls Runs Wickets BBI BBM Avg. Econ. 4w 5w 10w Extras
Test 3 6 414 302 5 3/97 / 60.4 4.37 0 0 0 18
ODI 35 34 1688 1461 62 4/39 / 23.56 5.19 2 0 0 145
T20 19 19 430 498 28 3/13 / 17.78 6.94 0 0 0 42
IPL 21 21 473 640 23 3/13 / 27.82 8.11 0 0 0 61
CLT20 6 6 144 209 14 5/32 / 14.92 8.70 0 1 0 18
  Catches Stumpings Runouts
Test 1 0 0
ODI 8 0 1
T20 3 0 3
IPL 6 0 1
CLT20 2 0 0

Career

Span:
Test:
2005-2008
 
ODI:
2007-2011
 
T20:
2007-2011
 
IPL:
2010-2013
 
CLT20:
2010-2011
Test
Debut:
Australia Vs England at Trent Bridge, Nottingham - Aug 25, 2005
Last played:
Australia Vs India at W.A.C.A. Ground, Perth - Western Australia - Jan 16, 2008
ODI
Debut:
Australia Vs England at Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG), Sydney - Feb 02, 2007
Last played:
Australia Vs India at Sardar Patel Stadium, Motera, Ahmedabad - Mar 24, 2011
T20
Debut:
Australia Vs New Zealand at W.A.C.A. Ground, Perth - Western Australia - Dec 11, 2007
Last played:
Australia Vs England at Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG), Melbourne - Jan 14, 2011
IPL
Debut:
Rajasthan Vs Mumbai at Brabourne Stadium, Mumbai - Mar 13, 2010
Last played:
Rajasthan Vs Delhi at Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur - May 07, 2013
CLT20
Debut:
South Australia Vs Highveld Lions at Centurion, Tshwane - Sep 12, 2010
Last played:
South Australia Vs Bangalore at M.Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru - Oct 05, 2011
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