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Shaun Tait

Bowler

Bowls Right Arm Fast

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Tait was part of the Australian World Cup winning squad in 2007.

Bowler

Bowls Right Arm Fast

AGE
34
HEIGHT
193CM
BORN

Bedford Park

COUNTRY

Australia

Australia

Bio


The “Wild Thing” will once again play for the Adelaide Strikers in BBL|04, so far playing every tournament to date. 

Consistently bowling more than 150km/ph thunderbolts, Tait was an integral part of Australia’s successful World Cup campaign in 2007 replacing the injured Brett Lee.

After exiting the 2011 World Cup prematurely, Tait retired to focus solely on T20 cricket. 

Noted for his delivery of 161.1kph (the second fastest in history) and figures of 8/43 which still stands as a domestic one-day record, Tait brings with him a strike rate of 16.7 in T20 cricket and more than 150 wickets to the BBL.

Gilchrist reveals the fastest he ever 'kept to

Legendary 'keeper-batsman Adam Gilchrist says Shaun Tait's fiery spell at the WACA in a 2007 T20 against New Zealand was the fastest he's ever witnessed from behind the pegs


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Look back on the Wild Thing's greatest hits

To mark Shaun Tait's retirement, take a look back at him bowling at his fast and stump-smashing best for Australia and in the KFC Big Bash League


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Tait's 148km/h stump-smasher delays game

Hobart Hurricanes fast bowler Shaun Tait delivered as searing a yorker you will see to dismiss Sam Billings, shattering the stumps in the process


'The fastest spell I've kept to': Gilchrist

Adam Gilchrist reflects on Shaun Tait's exhilarating spell in a T20 match against New Zealand a decade ago


Tait takes place among sultans of speed

Retired tearaway topped by only the Rawalpindi Express as the quickest bowler of all time


The Wild Thing announces retirement

Chronic elbow injury finally gets the better of Shaun Tait, who plans to stay involved in the game