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 from 2004-2007. He is an all-rounder who bats right-handed.
Abbott with Sydney Sixers in 2016
|Full name||Sean Anthony Abbott|
|Born||29 February 1992|
Windsor, New South Wales, Australia
|Height||1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)|
|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|
Source: ESPNcricinfo, 20 April 2019
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. He made his first-class cricket debut exactly one year later, against South Australia at the Adelaide Oval.
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.
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. Many of the condolence messages included support for Abbott. 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.
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.
On August 28, 2017 the Sixers announced that Abbott had re-signed with the club for three more editions of the Big Bash League. 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.
He made his Twenty20 International debut for Australia against Pakistan in the United Arab Emirates on 5 October 2014. Two days later, he made his One Day International debut, also against Pakistan in the UAE. He then played in two more Twenty20 matches for Australia against South Africa in early November 2014.
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