ACB Appoints Shaun Tait as a New Bowling Coach for Afghanistan Cricket Team
Former Aussie fast bowler Shaun Tait has been appointed as the new bowling coach of the Afghanistan national cricket team. He was one of the members of the 2007 ODI World Cup-winning Australian team. The Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) has confirmed the appointment of the former Australian bowler Shaun Tait.
Afghanistan will play a series against Pakistan against Sri Lanka in September this year. Tait will join the Afghan team in that series. He will also be in charge of the Afghan team in the T20 World Cup and the subsequent Australian series.
Shaun Tait was well known for his speed and swing throughout his career. Also known as ‘The Wild Thing’ for its special kind of bowling action. However, the pacer could not prolong his career due to injury.
Tait also holds the record for the second-fastest bowling in cricket. He did that ball at a speed of 160.1 kmph.
He was instrumental in Australia winning the World Cup in 2006. Tait took 23 wickets at an average of 20.30 with the ball. In international cricket, he represented Australia in 59 matches in Jersey. During this time he took 95 wickets for Australia.
Despite not being able to prolong his international career, Shaun Tait was a regular in franchise cricket. After saying goodbye to playing life, Tait turned his attention to coaching.
He started his coaching career for Melbourne Renegades. He has also coached the Abu Dhabi T-10 League. The right-arm pacer was on the coaching panel for county team Durham in this year’s Royal London Cup.