Sean Abbott is a bowling all-rounder who bowls right-arm fast-medium and bats right-handed. 28-year-old Abbott has represented Australia in ODI and T20I games.
Australia, Australia A, Derbyshire, Royal Challengers Bangalore, New South Wales, Australian XI, Sydney Sixers, Sydney Thunder, National Performance Squad, Montreal Tigers
Sean Abbott has played one ODI and taken one wicket at an average of 25.00. He played his first (and only) ODI against Pakistan in Sharjah on 7 October 2014. In that game, Australia batted first. After Finch had lost his wicket off the first ball, Warner and Smith engaged in an 86-run stand for the second wicket. When Warner departed for 43 off 63 balls with 5 fours, Smith continued to flourish, forming little partnerships with George Bailey, Glenn Maxwell, Jamie Faulkner and Bruce Haddin to help Australia to a score of 255/8. Replying, Pakistan were bowled out for 162. Abbott scored just 3 runs off 7 balls in Australia’s innings and returned bowling figures of 1/25 when Pakistan batted, taking the wicket of Shahid Afridi.
Abbott has played 4 T20Is and taken 3 wickets at 20.33 with his best bowling figures of 2/14. He played his first T20I game against Pakistan in Dubai in October 2014 with bowling figures of 1/17 achieved in the game. In that match, Pakistan batted first and were restricted to a score of 96/9. Abbott contributed to their collapse by taking the wicket of Shahid Afridi while conceding 17 runs in 3 overs. Australia chased down the target with 6 wickets and 36 balls to spare. Abbott registered his best bowling figures against Pakistan in Perth in November 2019. In that game, Pakistan batted first. Abbott contributed by dismissing opener Imam-ul-Haq and lower-middle-order batsman Imad Wasim. He conceded just 14 runs in his two overs to help restrict Pakistan to a score of 106/8, paving the way for Australia to win the game with 10 wickets and 55 balls to spare. That match marked Abbott’s latest appearance in a T20I game.
In the IPL auction of 2015, Sean Abbott was acquired by Royal Challengers Bangalore who invested about $130,000 in the young paceman. Abbott, who was 23 at the time, was excited about the prospect of playing in the world’s most popular cricket league. However, as it turned out, Abbott played only 2 IPL matches in which he scored 15 runs at 7.5 and did not take any wicket while conceding 57 runs. In his match against Sunrisers Hyderabad held in Bengaluru on 13 April 2015, RCB batted first and were off to a brisk start. Gayle and Kohli who opened the innings put on 43 for the first wicket. Dinesh Karthik was out soon after and so was Kohli to leave RCB floundering at 93 for 3. Batting at number seven, Abbott took guard at the wicket when Sammy was dismissed to reduce RCB to 125 for 5. Abbott gave enough evidence of his ability to strike the ball, making 14 off 9 balls with a four and a six. Nevertheless, the game turned out to be his last one after Sunrisers chased down the set target of 167 with 8 wickets and 16 balls to spare.