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Shaun Tait

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Full Name: Shaun William Tait
Born: February 22 1983 , Bedford Park, Adelaide, South Australia
Other teams: Australia, Durham, South Australia
Test debut: England v Australia, Nottingham, August 25-28 2005
ODI debut: Australia v England, Sydney, February 2 2007
T20 debut: Australia v New Zealand, Perth, December 11 2007
Batting Style: Right-hand bat
Bowling Style: Right-arm fast


Tait made his international debut in the last Test of the 2005 Ashes series and produced a beautiful swinging pacy delivery to dismiss Marcus Trescothick and then got rid of Ian Bell.Still slightly wayward, the fast bowler has genuine pace and is among those at the head of the queue to eventually replace Glenn McGrath when the veteran eventually decides to retire.Durham members will have raised an eyebrow when Tait was selected for the 2005 Ashes tour nine months after leaving the north-east county following a disappointing return of 18 wicketless overs at a cost of 176 runs. Responded with...

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