Sean Abbott

Sean Abbott

Abbott with Sydney Thunder in 2011
Personal information
Full name Sean Anthony Abbott
Born (1992-02-29) 29 February 1992
Windsor, New South Wales, Australia
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)[1]
Batting style Right-handed
Bowling style Right-arm fast-medium
Role Bowler
International information
National side
Only ODI (cap 205) 7 October 2014 v Pakistan
T20I debut (cap 68) 5 October 2014 v Pakistan
Last T20I 9 November 2014 v South Africa
Domestic team information
2010–present New South Wales (squad no. 77)
2011–2013 Sydney Thunder (squad no. 77)
2013–present Sydney Sixers (squad no. 77)
2015 Royal Challengers Bangalore
Career statistics
Competition ODI T20I FC LA
Matches 1 3 31 39
Runs scored 3 5 615 465
Batting average 3.00 5.00 14.64 20.21
100s/50s 0/0 0/0 0/1 0/1
Top score 3 5 58 50
Balls bowled 30 36 4,580 1,630
Wickets 1 1 77 58
Bowling average 25.00 46.00 33.75 23.87
5 wickets in innings 0 0 1 0
10 wickets in match n/a n/a 0 n/a
Best bowling 1/25 1/17 6/14 4/36
Catches/stumpings 0/– 2/– 14/– 17/–
Source: CricketArchive, 18 May 2016

Sean Anthony Abbott (born 29 February 1992) is an Australian professional cricketer originally from Windsor in New South Wales who has represented his country internationally. After playing in junior cricket for Baulkham Hills Cricket Club, he progressed to play grade cricket for Parramatta District. Abbott is an all-rounder who bats right-handed and bowls right hand fast-medium pace.[1]

He made his List A debut for New South Wales against Western Australia at the Sydney Cricket Ground on 17 October 2010 in the 2010–11 Ryobi One-Day Cup, but neither bowled nor batted in the match.[2] He made his first-class cricket debut exactly one year later, against South Australia at the Adelaide Oval.[3]

Abbott has played for Parramatta and Sydney University in the Sydney Grade Cricket competition and both of the Sydney teams in the Big Bash League, the Sydney Thunder in the 2011–12 and 2012–13 seasons and the Sydney Sixers in 2013–14.[4]

He made his Twenty20 International debut for Australia against Pakistan in the United Arab Emirates on 5 October 2014.[5] Two days later, he made his One Day International debut, also against Pakistan in the UAE.[6] He then played in two more Twenty20 matches for Australia against South Africa in early November 2014.

During a Sheffield Shield match on 25 November 2014, Abbott bowled a bouncer that hit Phillip Hughes on the neck. Hughes died two days later at St Vincent's Hospital, Sydney, as a result of a vertebral artery dissection, leading to subarachnoid haemorrhage.[7] Many of the condolence messages included support for Abbott.[8] He returned to training the day before Hughes' funeral, and returned to play against Queensland in a Sheffield Shield match starting on 8 December 2014, returning a match winning 6/14 in Queensland's second innings.[9]

In January 2015, Abbott was named as Australia's young cricketer of the year.[10] Abbott was bought by Royal Challengers Bangalore in the 2015 auctions for 10,000,000 rupees.[11]


  1. 1 2 "Sean Abbott". Cricket Australia. Retrieved 29 May 2015.
  2. "Ryobi One-Day Cup: New South Wales v Western Australia". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 17 October 2010.
  3. "Sheffield Shield - 3rd match: South Australia v New South Wales". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 17 October 2011.
  4. "Sean Abbott". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 22 February 2013.
  5. "Australia tour of United Arab Emirates, Only T20I: Pakistan v Australia at Dubai (DSC), Oct 5, 2014". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 5 October 2014.
  6. "Australia tour of United Arab Emirates, 1st ODI: Australia v Pakistan at Sharjah, Oct 7, 2014". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 7 October 2014.
  7. Coverdale, Brydon (27 November 2014). "Phillip Hughes dies aged 25". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 27 November 2014.
  8. Rush, James (27 November 2014). "Sean Abbott: Messages of support flood in for bowler as he leaves hospital following death of Australia batsman Phil Hughes". The Independent. Retrieved 27 November 2014.
  9. "Sean Abbott on fire at the Sydney Cricket Ground". News Limited. 12 December 2014. Retrieved 12 December 2014.
  10. "Bradman Young Cricketer of the Year: Sean Abbott". Retrieved 30 May 2015.
  11. Hogan, Jesse (17 February 2015). "Veterans Hussey and Hogg among the few Australians chosen in IPL auction". Retrieved 30 May 2015.
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