Sean Williams (cricketer)

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Sean Williams
Personal information
Full name Sean Colin Williams
Born (1986-09-26) 26 September 1986 (age 28)
Bulawayo, Zimbabwe
Batting style Left-handed
Bowling style Slow left arm orthodox
Role All-rounder
International information
National side
Test debut (cap 61) March 20, 2013 v West Indies
Last Test August 9, 2014 v South Africa
ODI debut (cap 86) February 25, 2005 v South Africa
Last ODI September 4, 2014 v South Africa
ODI shirt no. 14
T20I debut (cap 11) 28 November 2006 v Bangladesh
Last T20I March 21, 2014 v UAE
Domestic team information
Years Team
2004–present Matabeleland
2006–2009 Westerns
Career statistics
Competition Tests ODI FC LA
Matches 2 69 41 116
Runs scored 64 1,782 2,875 2,706
Batting average 16.00 31.26 42.27 28.48
100s/50s 0/0 0/17 6/17 1/20
Top score 31 78* 178 102
Balls bowled 172 1,579 2,061 2,884
Wickets 2 22 31 59
Bowling average 56.50 56.95 31.96 37.44
5 wickets in innings - 0 1 1
10 wickets in match - - 0 n/a
Best bowling 2/95 3/23 5/36 7/25
Catches/stumpings 1/– 24/– 37/- 44/–
Source: Cricinfo;, September 7, 2014

Sean Colin Williams (born 26 September 1986) is a Zimbabwean cricketer who captained his country at the 2006 Under–19 World Cup. Williams, a left-handed batsman and occasional slow left arm bowler, has a highest score of 70 not out against the West Indies in the match played between the nations at the 2007 World Cup, and has taken 7 wickets in his 16 One-Day Internationals.

Under-19s Career[edit]

In the Under-19 World Cup in 2004 he was the pick of Zimbabwe's batsmen with 157 runs at 31.40, as well as five wickets. He led the U-19 side in the World Cup in Sri Lanka in February 2006, the highlight being a win over England and there were rumours both before and after the tournament that he was not happy with the board.

Domestic career[edit]

In first-class cricket, Williams plays for Westerns, formally known as Matabeleland. His highest score is 129.

International career[edit]

He was expected to be called up at the time of the players' strike in April 2004. Almost a year later, and with just one first-class match under his belt, he was drafted into the Zimbabwe squad to tour South Africa. This turned out to be true when he turned down a central contract the following month, opting to look for a more settled career overseas, although he again changed his mind, returning to play for Zimbabwe three months later. Dogged by injuries, the on-off farrago resurfaced in 2008 when he again quit for a contract in South Africa, only to return weeks later.

Sean Williams ruled out of Cricket World Cup 2011 due to fractured thumb, He was forced to fly home for his recovery.[1]

In 2013, in second Test at Roseau, he made is his Test debut against West Indies. He scored 31 and 6 runs in the match.

In September 2013, he made himself unavailable to play the first Test against Paksitan because of the payments issue and was satisfied with an offer made to him and was commit to the country in future.

Personal life[edit]

His father Collin Williams, a former first-class player and national hockey coach, refused to release him and insisted his son should concentrate more on his studies. His brother Matthews Williams also plays cricket in Zimbabwe for Matabeleland Tuskers.


ODI Man of the Match Awards[edit]

S No Opponent Venue Date Match Performance
1 Bangladesh Shaheed Chandu Stadium, Bogra 3 December 2006 61 (70 balls: 4x4, 1x6); 4-0-24-1, 2 catches, 1 run out
2 West Indies Sabina Park, Kingston 19 March 2007 70* (88 balls: 7x4); 3-0-17-0
3 Bangladesh Queens Sports Club, Bulawayo 5 May 2013 DNB; 78* (75 balls: 6x4, 1x6)
4 Afghanistan Eden Gardens, Kolkata 18 July 2014 10-2-46-0, 1 run out; 70 (65 balls: 8x4, 1x6)


  1. ^ "Sean Williams, ICC World Cup 2011". Cricket Archives. 

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