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.
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.