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Famous cricket players of Australian cricket team: Shaun Tait

by on March 21, 2011
in Australia, Profiles

Famous cricket players of Australian cricket team: Shaun Tait

  • Speed and Shaun Tait go hand in hand as Tait would do anything to reach his maximum speed. In year 2010, Tait hit 160kph against England which was enough to thrill the cricket fans and threat the batsmen.
  • Tait made his ODI debut in Australian cricket team on February, 2007 against England. Shaun Tait has played 35¬†ODIs, taking 62 wickets at an economy rate of 5.19 with an average of 23.09. The best bowling figures of Shaun Tait are 4/39.
  • Shaun Tait made his T20 debut on December 11, 2007 against New Zealand. Although Tait has immense skills but he has limited himself to the shortest format of cricket. In T20, Shaun Tait has played 19 matches, taking 28 wickets at an average of 17.78 with an economy rate of 6.94. Tait has played only 3 test matches taking 5 wickets with 3/97 best bowling figures for Tait so far.
  • In World Cups, Shaun Tait has played 17 matches, taking 33 wickets with an average of 20.57 at an economy rate of 5.24. The best bowling figure of Shaun Tait in World Cup is 4/39.
  • In 2007 ICC Cricket World Cup, Shaun Tait took 23 wickets. Out of these, Tait took four wickets against South Africa in semi-final of 2007 Cricket World Cup.
  • The strike rate 26.9 of Shaun Tait is the third best among bowlers who have 40 wickets in ODIs and played 25 matches.

Shaun Tait no wonder has excellent skills to bowl but he has limited himself to the shortest format of cricket T20 for playing and have retired from One Day International cricket. Although he has represented in all three formats of cricket but he felt more suitable for fast cricket format where he has shown good performance. Some of the highlights of Shaun Tait’s records include:

  • Received Donald Bradman Young Cricketer of the year 2004
  • ICC Emerging player of the year 2007
  • Lord Hampden Trophy 2007

His addition in squad of 2015 cricket world cup is obviously not possible and Australia might miss his bowling. 

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