Sean Abbott
Sean Abbott playing for the Sydney Sixers.jpg
Abbott with Sydney Sixers in 2016
Personal information
Full nameSean Anthony Abbott
Born (1992-02-29) 29 February 1992 (age 30)
Windsor, New South Wales, Australia
Height1.84[1] m (6 ft 0 in)
BowlingRight-arm fast-medium
RoleBowling All-rounder
International information
National side
ODI debut (cap 205)7 October 2014 v Pakistan
Last ODI2 April 2022 v Pakistan
T20I debut (cap 68)5 October 2014 v Pakistan
Last T20I5 April 2022 v Pakistan
Domestic team information
2010/11–presentNew South Wales
2011/12–2012/13Sydney Thunder
2013/14–Sydney Sixers
2015Royal Challengers Bangalore
2022Sunrisers Hyderabad (squad no. 77)
Career statistics
Competition ODI T20I FC LA
Matches 3 7 66 68
Runs scored 21 17 1,935 685
Batting average 7.00 17.00 22.50 16.70
100s/50s 0/0 0/0 1/10 0/1
Top score 40 12* 102* 50
Balls bowled 132 108 11,236 3,054
Wickets 3 4 180 109
Bowling average 48.33 37.50 32.34 24.63
5 wickets in innings 0 0 5 2
10 wickets in match 0 0 0 0
Best bowling 1/25 2/14 7/45 5/43
Catches/stumpings 1/– 4/– 39/– 30/–
Source: ESPNcricinfo, 5 April 2022

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 completed his schooling at Gilroy College, Castle Hill. He is an all-rounder who bats right-handed.[1]

Domestic and T20 franchise career

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]

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.[5] Many of the condolence messages included support for Abbott.[6] 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.[7]

In January 2015, Abbott was named as Australia's young cricketer of the year.[8] Abbott was bought by Royal Challengers Bangalore in the 2015 auctions for 10,000,000 rupees (approx 200,000 AUD).[9]

Abbott was named the Sydney Sixers Player of the Tournament in BBL|06 after taking 20 wickets over 10 games. He shared the award with Sixers batsmen Daniel Hughes.[10]

On 28 August 2017 the Sixers announced that Abbott had re-signed with the club for three more editions of the Big Bash League.[11] He played for New South Wales in the 2017–18 JLT One-Day Cup and took 12 wickets, the most of any player in the team.[12]

Ahead of the 2019–20 Marsh One-Day Cup, Abbott was named as one of the six cricketers to watch during the tournament.[13] In November 2020, in round four of the 2020–21 Sheffield Shield season, Abbott scored his maiden century in first-class cricket.[14]

In April 2021 English county Surrey announced the signing of Abbott as their second overseas player for the season, specifically for the T20 Vitality Blast competition[15]and also three County Championship matches. He made his first class Surrey debut on 27 May 2021 at The Oval against Gloucestershire.

In February 2022, he was bought by the Sunrisers Hyderabad in the auction for the 2022 Indian Premier League tournament.[16] In April 2022, he was bought by the Manchester Originals for the 2022 season of The Hundred.[17]

International career

He made his Twenty20 International debut for Australia against Pakistan in the United Arab Emirates on 5 October 2014.[18] Two days later, he made his One Day International debut, also against Pakistan in the UAE.[19] He then played in two more Twenty20 matches for Australia against South Africa in early November 2014.

He was awarded the Bradman Young Cricketer of the Year at the Allan Border Medal ceremony by the CA in 2015.[20]

In 2019, Abbott made his return to Australia's international side after a five-year hiatus, taking 2/14 off his four overs against Pakistan at Optus Stadium.[21] On 16 July 2020, Abbott was named in a 26-man preliminary squad of players to begin training ahead of a possible tour to England following the COVID-19 pandemic.[22][23] On 14 August 2020, Cricket Australia confirmed that the fixtures would be taking place, with Abbott included in the touring party.[24][25]

In November 2020, Abbott was named in Australia's Test squad for their series against India.[26]


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  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. ^ Coverdale, Brydon (27 November 2014). "Phillip Hughes dies aged 25". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 27 November 2014.
  6. ^ 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.
  7. ^ "Sean Abbott on fire at the Sydney Cricket Ground". News Limited. 12 December 2014. Retrieved 12 December 2014.
  8. ^ "Bradman Young Cricketer of the Year: Sean Abbott". Retrieved 30 May 2015.
  9. ^ Hogan, Jesse (17 February 2015). "Veterans Hussey and Hogg among the few Australians chosen in IPL auction". Retrieved 30 May 2015.
  10. ^ "Abbott, Hughes and Healy take home Sixers awards".
  11. ^ "Newly re-signed Abbott joins Sixers FM".
  12. ^ "Records / JLT One-Day Cup, 2017/18 - New South Wales / Batting and bowling averages". ESPN Inc. Retrieved 30 October 2017.
  13. ^ "Six players to watch in the Marsh One-Day Cup". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 19 September 2019.
  14. ^ "Abbott ton complicates selection debate". 7 News. 10 November 2020. Retrieved 10 November 2020.
  15. ^ "Australian Players in Vitality Blast 2021". 25 May 2021.
  16. ^ "IPL 2022 auction: The list of sold and unsold players". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 13 February 2022.
  17. ^ "The Hundred 2022: latest squads as Draft picks revealed". BBC Sport. Retrieved 5 April 2022.
  18. ^ "Australia tour of United Arab Emirates, Only T20I: Pakistan v Australia at Dubai (DSC), Oct 5, 2014". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 5 October 2014.
  19. ^ "Australia tour of United Arab Emirates, 1st ODI: Australia v Pakistan at Sharjah, Oct 7, 2014". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 7 October 2014.
  20. ^ "Australian Cricket Awards | Cricket Australia".
  21. ^ "Abbott recalled as Aussies ditch twin-spin ploy in Perth". Retrieved 8 November 2019.
  22. ^ "Usman Khawaja and Marcus Stoinis in expanded Australia training squad for possible England tour". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 16 July 2020.
  23. ^ "Aussies name huge 26-player group with eye on UK tour". Cricket Australia. Retrieved 16 July 2020.
  24. ^ "Riley Meredith, Josh Philippe and Daniel Sams included as Australia tour to England confirmed". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 14 August 2020.
  25. ^ "Uncapped trio make Australia's UK touring party". Cricket Australia. Retrieved 14 August 2020.
  26. ^ "Pucovski, Green headline Test and Australia A squads". Cricket Australia. Retrieved 12 November 2020.