Shaun Tait Named As Afghanistan's Bowling Coach With Immediate Effect

Updated - 09 Aug 2021, 11:10 PM

Shaun Tait
Shaun Tait (Image Credit: Twitter)

Former Australia speedster Shaun Tait has bagged a coaching gig, joining Afghanistan as the bowling coach. Shaun Tait will add it to his coaching resume after mentoring sides like Melbourne Renegades in the Big Bash League and is a certified Level-two coach from Cricket Australia. He retired from international cricket in March 2017.

Shaun Tait made his international debut back in 2005 and was part of the 2006-07 Ashes series whitewash victory over England. The right-arm speedster made his first ODI appearance in 2007 and played an integral in their World Cup win that year. He took a burgeoning 23 wickets in that tournament.

Tait, one of the fastest bowlers and could consistently touch 160 kmph; however, he also had plenty of injuries. He did not play any international match after 2016 and was erratic with his length at times. Overall, Shaun Tait featured in three Tests, 35 ODIs, and 21 T20Is from 2005 to 2016.

Shaun Tait, a highly experienced cricketer in T20s:

Shaun Tait. (Credits: Twitter)

While he might be a tad inexperienced in the international arena, Tait has played plenty of T20s. Tait has featured in 171 T20s and taken 218 scalps with four four-wicket hauls and a solitary fifer. The 38-year old played the shortest format for teams like Rajasthan Royals, Adelaide Strikers, Hobart Hurricanes, Peshawar Zalmi, Melbourne Renegades, Chittagong Kings, and many more.

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