Name: Shaun Tait
Date of birth: 22/02/1983
International Team: N/A
Domestic Team: Rajasthan Royals
Bowling Style: Right arm fast
Batting Style: Right-hand
- Test debut v England at Nottingham - August 2005
- Right arm fast bowler who made his debut for South Australia in the 2002-03 season aged 19-years-old.
- Named Young Cricketer of the Year at the Allan Border medal ceremony in 2003-04
- In 2004 he was called up to the Australian national side for the tour of Sri Lanka although he did not play a game.
- Signed for Durham in August 2004 but suffered a torrid time including a nightmare debut, sending down 21 no balls and collecting none for 113.
- After returning to Australia he took 65 first-class wickets for his state side to break Clarrie Grimmett's 1939-40 record for a South Australian bowler.
- Called up to the Australian squad for the 2005 Ashes tour of England, and made his Test debut in the fourth Test of that series, after an injury to Glenn McGrath.
- Played a big role in Australia's World Cup win in 2007.
- His slingy action has led to regular injury breaks and he also took time out of the game in 2008 due to physical and emotional exhaustion.
- Has since decided to focus on the shorter forms of the game, and his ability to produce short bursts of extreme speed has made him ideally suited for Twenty20.
- After an impressive return to the international scene during Australia's tour to England in 2010, it was suggested that Tait make a return to Test cricket, but the bowler remained steadfast in his assertion that he would only play limited overs cricket.
International Career Overview
|Career Span:||2005-2008||Innings Bowled:||6|
|Highest Score:||8||Best bowling in Innings:||3/97|
|Career Span:||2007-2011||Innings Bowled:||36|
|Highest Score:||11||Best bowling in Innings:||4/39|
Full International Career History
|Jan 16 2008||India||Perth||1||8|
|Sep 8 2005||England||The Oval||1||1*|
|Aug 25 2005||England||Trent Bridge, Nottingham||1||3*|
|Sep 8 2005||England||The Oval||1||1/61|
|Aug 25 2005||England||Trent Bridge, Nottingham||1||3/97|
|Mar 19 2011||Pakistan||1||0*|
|Jan 21 2011||England||Hobart||1||DNB|
|Jun 27 2010||England||Emirates Old Trafford, Manchester||1||1*|
|Feb 1 2009||New Zealand||Perth||1||9*|
|Jan 26 2009||South Africa||Adelaide||1||4*|
|Apr 28 2007||Sri Lanka||Barbados||1||DNB|
|Mar 28 2007||West Indies||Antigua||1||DNB|
|Feb 18 2007||New Zealand||Eden Park, Auckland||1||DNB|
|Feb 2 2007||England||Sydney||1||11|
|Mar 24 2011||India||Sardar Patel (Gujarat) Stadium, Ahmedabad||1||1/52|
|Mar 19 2011||Pakistan||1||0/37|
|Mar 16 2011||Canada||Bangalore||1||2/34|
|Mar 13 2011||Kenya||Bangalore||1||2/49|
|Mar 5 2011||Sri Lanka||Colombo||1||1/23|
|Feb 25 2011||New Zealand||Nagpur||1||3/35|
|Feb 21 2011||Zimbabwe||Sardar Patel (Gujarat) Stadium, Ahmedabad||1||2/34|
|Feb 6 2011||England||Perth||1||3/48|
|Feb 2 2011||England||Sydney||1||2/59|
|Jan 21 2011||England||Hobart||1||0/30|
|Jul 3 2010||England||Lord's||1||4/49|
|Jun 30 2010||England||1||1/23|
|Jun 27 2010||England||Emirates Old Trafford, Manchester||1||3/28|
|Feb 1 2009||New Zealand||Perth||1||2/40|
|Jan 26 2009||South Africa||Adelaide||1||0/49|
|Jan 23 2009||South Africa||Sydney||1||1/55|
|Jan 16 2009||South Africa||Melbourne||1||2/43|
|Apr 28 2007||Sri Lanka||Barbados||1||0/42|
|Mar 28 2007||West Indies||Antigua||1||2/43|
|Feb 18 2007||New Zealand||Eden Park, Auckland||1||0/64|