PSL: Speedster Shaun Tait roped in
Australian pacer Shaun Tait has reportedly joined the Pakistan Super League for its inaugural season in 2016. A few hours earlier the official social media accounts of Pakistan Super League announced this major breakthrough.
Tait is known for his express fast bowling and once bowled a ball measured a shade over a 100mph against England at Leeds which is the second fastest behind Shoaib Akhtar. He regularly features in Big Bash League where he plays for the Hobart Hurricanes. He has also played in Indian Premier League for the Rajasthan Royals but was not a regular part of their playing eleven. Tait made his test debut for Australia way back in 2005 but his test stint with Australia was shortened due to recurring injuries and also due to the fact that Australia had a very settled and world class bowling attack during that time. He made his ODI and T20 debut in 2007 and was in and out of the Australian side for the next four years. After the 2011 world cup in India where Australia were knocked out in the quarters by India proved to be his last match and after that he has not been able to make a comeback.
The experience from playing T20 leagues all over the world has made him a potent T20 bowler and now has 188 wickets in 140 T20s. His best bowling figures are 5/32 against the Royal Challengers of Bangalore for the South Australian Redbacks in champions league T20.
His inclusion in Pakistan Super League has taken the level is another solid attempt to make the league successful from its inception.