|Sean Abbott Quick Info|
|Height||6 ft 1 in|
|Date of Birth||February 29, 1992|
Sean Abbott is an Australian professional cricketer who has represented his country in the shorter formats (ODIs and T20Is) of the sport, as a bowling all-rounder. In the Australian domestic circuit, he has played for his home state of New South Wales (2010-11–Present) across all 3 formats. Sean has also played domestic cricket outside of Australia, representing Surrey County Cricket Club (2021) in England. In franchise-based T20 leagues around the world, he has turned out for Sydney Thunder (2011-12–2012-13) and Sydney Sixers (2013-14–Present) in the BBL (Big Bash League); and Royal Challengers Bangalore (2015) and Sunrisers Hyderabad (2022-Present) in the IPL (Indian Premier League). He has also played for Manchester Originals (2022) in The Hundred, a professional franchise 100-ball cricket tournament that was introduced by the ECB (England and Wales Cricket Board) as a new format of cricket that was played for the first time in July and August 2021.
Sean Anthony Abbott
Windsor, New South Wales, Australia
New South Wales, Australia
Sean had attended Gilroy Catholic College, a Roman Catholic comprehensive co-educational secondary day school in the Hills District of Sydney, New South Wales.
- Father – Nathan Abbott
- Mother – Georgina Abbott
- Siblings – Ben Abbott (Brother)
He has been represented by Driver Avenue Group, Talent Management Agency, Moore Park, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.
77 – One Day International (ODI), T20 International (T20I), New South Wales (Australian Domestic Cricket), Sydney Sixers (BBL), Royal Challengers Bangalore (IPL), Manchester Originals (The Hundred)
6 ft 1 or 185.5 cm
78 kg or 172 lbs
Girlfriend / Spouse
Sean has dated –
- Brier Neil (2012–Present) – Sean began dating Brier Neil in June 2012 and the couple got married about a decade later, in June 2022. They have a daughter together named Ella (b. December 2021).
Race / Ethnicity
- Toned physique
- Slightly overgrown, side-parted, wavy hair
- Affable smile
- Often sports a mustache
Sean Abbott Facts
- Although Sean had made his domestic cricket debut with New South Wales in the 2010-11 season, his breakthrough came in the 2013-14 season when he was the highest wicket-taker in the Ryobi Cup (the premier domestic one-day cricket competition in Australia) with 16 wickets at a stellar average of 20.93 runs conceded per wicket.
- That season, he also picked up 27 wickets in the Sheffield Shield (the premier domestic first-class cricket competition in Australia). In light of these performances, he was honored with the ‘Steve Waugh Medal’ as the best player of the season for New South Wales. He would go on to win this prize again in the 2018-19 season.
- No matter where his cricketing career takes him though, the first thing that will forever be associated with his name is the fateful day of November 25, 2014, when during a Sheffield Shield match, Abbott bowled a bouncer that hit fellow Australian international cricketer Phillip Hughes on the neck.
- Phillip passed away 2 days later as a result of a vertebral artery dissection, leading to a subarachnoid hemorrhage. As the cricketing fraternity around the world was engulfed in shock and sadness, there were also many messages of support for Sean who was not at fault at all and who, many felt, would have been absolutely devastated by Phillip’s death.
- Sean, in a display of tremendous mental resolve, returned to play against Queensland in a Sheffield Shield match that started just about 2 weeks after the aforementioned tragedy. He even recorded match-winning figures of 6/14 in Queensland’s 2nd innings.
- In January 2015, he was honored with the ‘Bradman Young Cricketer of the Year’ award by Cricket Australia (the governing body for the sport in the country) at its annual awards ceremony.
- In September 2022, in an ODI match against New Zealand, Sean recorded an astounding bowling performance that read 5 overs, 4 maidens (a maiden over is one where no runs have been scored by a batter), just 1 run, and 2 wickets; which meant a scarcely believable economy rate (number of runs conceded per over bowled) of 0.20. This set a new world record for the best economy rate (with a cut-off of 30 balls bowled) in a men’s ODI match.
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