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Shaun Tait

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Full Name: Shaun William Tait
Born: February 22 1983 , Bedford Park, Adelaide, South Australia
Country: Australia
County: Essex
Other teams: Australia A, Chittagong Kings, Durham, Essex, Essex 2nd XI, Glamorgan, Melbourne Renegades, Mid West Rhinos, Rajasthan Royals, South Australia, Wellington
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


Consistent injuries have hampered Tait’s career, but he remains one of the most exciting fast bowlers in world cricket. A unique, slingy action has put great strain on his body over the years since he made a shock arrival on the international scene in the 2005 Ashes series, but the speed at which he does it makes him a great weapon for captains to have. A brief flirtation with Test cricket was ended prematurely after just three games, but he has since had great success as a one-day and Twenty20 specialist, and was part of Australia’s victorious 2007 World Cup side. He became part of ...

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