Birth date 22 Feb 1983 (37 years)
Nationality Australia Australia
Position Bowler
Nickname Tinga, The Wild Thing, Sloon
Team history
Hobart Hurricanes 2015 - 2017
Lahore Qalandars 2017
Peshawar Zalmi 2016
Knight Riders 2016
South Australia cricket team 2002 - 2015
Adelaide Strikers 2012 - 2015
Essex County 2013 - 2015
Wellington cricket team 2012 - 2014
Rajasthan Royals 2009 - 2013
Mid West Rhinos 2011 - 2013
Chittagong Kings 2013
Melbourne Renegades 2011 - 2012
Australia 2007 - 2011
Glamorgan County 2010
Durham County 2004

Shaun William Tait plays for the Australian Cricket team and bats right handedly and bowls right arm fast. He has also played for South Australia and Durham. He has been retained by the Rajasthan Royals team to play at the IPL 5 season 2012.

Tait debuted in Test cricket on 25th August 2005 at Nottingham against England. In the 1st innings, he bowled 24 overs, out of which 4 were maidens, gave away 97 runs and took 3 wickets. He remained not out on 3 runs in 9 deliveries. In the 2nd innings, he scored 4 runs in 16 deliveries. He bowled 4 overs, none of which were maidens, conceded 24 runs and failed to take a wicket. England won this match by 3 wickets. Tait played his first One day International on 2nd February 2007 at Sydney against England. In this match, he bowled 10 overs, none of which were maidens, gave away 68 runs and took 2 wickets. He scored 11 runs in 10 deliveries. England won this match by 92 runs.

Career Highlights

Tait has participated in 3 Test matches in which he has bowled 414 deliveries and has conceded 302 runs while taking 5 wickets. His bowling average has been 60.40 and economy rate 4.37. He has scored 20 runs at a strike rate of 43.47 and batting average of 6.66.

He has taken part in 35 One day Internationals in which he has collected 62 wickets after giving away 1461 runs in 1688 deliveries. His economy rate has been 5.19 and bowling average 23.56. He has scored 25 runs at a strike rate of 86.20 and batting average of 12.50.