Sean Williams

Zimbabwe
Age
September 26, 1986 (35 years)
Role
All Rounder
Birth Place
Bulawayo
Batting Style
Left Handed
Nationality
Zimbabwe
Bowling Style
Slow left-arm orthodox

This left-handed batsman and left-arm orthodox bowler has proved to be one of the most valuable players for Zimbabwe in the last decade in all three international formats of the game.

ICC Rankings

Test ODI T20I
Batting
26
42
68
Bowling
90
74
92

Team played

Zimbabwe, Matabeleland, Matabeleland Tuskers, Mid West Rhinos, Westerns, Zimbabwe A, Zimbabwe Inv XI, Zimbabwe Under-19, Zimbabwe XI, Rangpur Rangers, Brothers Union, Tshwane Spartans, Zimbabweans

Batting Career Summary

M Inn NO Runs HS Avg BF SR 100 50 4s 6s
ODI
131
127
19
3818
129*
35.35
4667
81.81
4
34
327
40
T20I
47
47
5
945
66*
22.5
736
128.4
0
6
90
27
Test
14
25
1
875
119
36.46
1525
57.38
3
5
103
6
IPL
0
0
0
0
-
-
0
-
0
0
0
0

Bowling Career Summary

M Inn B Runs Wkts BBI Econ Avg SR 4W 5W 10W
ODI
131
106
4020
3277
66
4/43
4.89
49.65
60.91
1
0
0
T20I
47
44
816
993
32
3/15
7.3
31.03
25.5
0
0
0
Test
14
21
1881
985
21
3/20
3.14
46.9
89.57
0
0
0
IPL
0
0
0
0
0
-
-
-
-
0
0
0

Test Career

In his first Test match played against the West Indies at Roseau, Williams scored 31 and 6 in his two innings and did not take any wickets while conceding nine runs, in a match that the West Indies won by an innings. He did not get his first Test ton until July 2016 when he made 119 against New Zealand at Bulawayo, in a match that New Zealand won by an innings. His best bowling of 3/20 came against the West Indies at Bulawayo in July 2016, in a match that the West Indies won by 117 runs. In 12 Test matches, Williams has scored 770 runs at an average of 33.47 with two tons, including the top score of 119. He has also taken 19 wickets at 48.68 with his best bowling figures of 3/20.

ODI Career

Williams scored 12 runs and had bowling figures of 0/16 in his first ODI against South Africa at Johannesburg in February 2005. South Africa won the match by 165 runs. He scored his first ODI ton (102) against Afghanistan at Bulawayo in October 2015. Afghanistan batted first and scored 245/9. Chasing a target of 246, Zimbabwe were bowled out for 172 to give Afghanistan a 73-run win. He scored his second ton (129 not out) against Bangladesh at Chattogram in October 2018. Batting first, Zimbabwe, with the help of Williams’s ton, scored 286/5. However, Bangladesh managed to chase down the target while losing just three wickets in the process. Williams’ third ton (109 not out) came in a winning cause against the UAE at Harare in April 2019. Batting first, Zimbabwe scored 307/4, thanks, in large part, to Williams’s innings. In reply, the UAE were bowled out for 176. In his last ODI match played against Bangladesh at Sylhet in March 2020, Williams scored 30 and took 1/46, in an all-round display. However, Bangladesh won the rain-affected game by the DL method. In 133 ODI matches, Williams has scored 3761 runs at 33.88 with three tons, including his top score of 129 not out. He has also taken 71 wickets at an average of 47.61 with the best bowling figures of 4/43.

T20I Career

In his first T20I match against Bangladesh in Khulna in November 2006, Williams scored 38 and took 1/28. However, Bangladesh won the match by 43 runs. Williams registered several scores of 50 or more during his T20I career. In May 2016, he played a match-winning knock of 53 against Scotland at Nagpur, India, to help Zimbabwe to an 11-run win. In July 2019, he scored an unbeaten 58 against Ireland at Bready to guide Zimbabwe to an 8-wicket victory. His 53 against Nepal in Singapore in October 2019 resulted in a 40-run win for Zimbabwe. Williams played his last T20I against Bangladesh in Dhaka in March 2020. In 40 T20I matches, Williams has scored 844 runs at an average of 24.11 with the top score of 66. He has also taken 32 wickets at 29.28 with his best bowling figures of 3/15.