Sean Williams (cricketer)

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Sean Williams
Personal information
Full name Sean Colin Williams
Born (1986-09-26) 26 September 1986 (age 30)
Bulawayo, Zimbabwe
Batting style Left-handed
Bowling style Slow left arm orthodox
Role All-rounder
International information
National side
Test debut (cap 61) 20 March 2013 v West Indies
Last Test 6 November 2016 v Sri Lanka
ODI debut (cap 86) 25 February 2005 v South Africa
Last ODI 13 June 2016 v India
ODI shirt no. 14
T20I debut (cap 11) 28 November 2006 v Bangladesh
Last T20I 12 March 2016 v Afghanistan
Domestic team information
Years Team
2004–present Matabeleland Tuskers
2006–2009 Westerns
Career statistics
Competition Tests ODI FC LA
Matches 6 96 44 145
Runs scored 364 2,675 3,117 3,693
Batting average 30.33 33.43 43.29 29.80
100s/50s 1/1 1/24 6/17 1/20
Top score 119 102 178 102
Balls bowled 150 2,599 2,571 4,140
Wickets 5 37 31 78
Bowling average 57.20 58.35 29.55 41.47
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 6/– 33/– 43/- 54/–
Source: ESPNcricinfo, 10 November 2015

Sean Colin Williams (born 26 September 1986) is a Zimbabwean Test and one-day cricketer.

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 Under-19 side in the World Cup in Sri Lanka in February 2006, the highlight being a win over England.

Domestic career[edit]

In first-class cricket, Williams plays for Matabeleland Tuskers. He made his highest domestic score for Westerns against Centrals in 2006-07, when he top-scored in both innings with 76 and 129 in a 77-run victory.[1]

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, 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.

He scored 178 for a Zimbabwe XI against Ireland in the ICC Intercontinental Cup in 2010-11.[2]

He was ruled out of Cricket World Cup 2011 due to fractured thumb.[3]

In 2013, in second Test at Roseau, he made his Test debut against West Indies, scoring 31 and 6.

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

On 19 February 2015, he scored an unbeaten 76 runs in the Cricket World Cup against the United Arab Emirates. When he came to the crease, Zimbabwe was in deep trouble on 177/5. But finally he guided the team to victory with 76 runs off 65 balls with 7 fours and one six.[4]

He scored his first Test century in his third Test. Playing against New Zealand at Bulawayo in July 2016, he batted at number eight in the second innings and scored 119 off 148 balls.[5] His first century was the fastest ever by any Zimbabwean in Test Cricket.[6]

Personal life[edit]

His father is Colin Williams, a former first-class cricketer and national hockey coach., and his brother Matthew Williams has played first-class cricket in Zimbabwe for Matabeleland Tuskers. His mother Patricia McKillop, was a field hockey player, who was a member of the Zimbabwe national team that won the gold medal at the 1980 Summer Olympics [7][8]

International centuries[edit]

Test centuries[edit]

Test centuries by Sean Williams
# Runs Match Against City/Country Venue Year Result
1 119 3  New Zealand Zimbabwe Bulawayo, Zimbabwe Queens Sports Club 2016 Lost[9]

One Day International centuries[edit]

One Day International centuries by Sean Williams
# Runs Match Against City/Country Venue Year Result
1 102 92  Afghanistan Zimbabwe Bulawayo, Zimbabwe Queens Sports Club 2015 Lost[10]


One Day Internationals[edit]

Man of the Match Awards[edit]

S No Opponent Venue Date Match Performance Result
1 Bangladesh Shaheed Chandu Stadium, Bogra 3 December 2006 61 (70 balls: 4x4, 1x6); 4-0-24-1, 2 ct. , 1 run out  Zimbabwe won by 6 wickets.[11]
2 West Indies Sabina Park, Kingston 19 March 2007 70* (88 balls: 7x4); 3-0-17-0  West Indies won by 6 wickets.[12]
3 Bangladesh Queens Sports Club, Bulawayo 5 May 2013 DNB; 78* (75 balls: 6x4, 1x6)  Zimbabwe won by 6 wickets.[13]
4 Afghanistan Queens Sports Club, Bulawayo 18 July 2014 10-2-46-0, 1 run out; 70 (65 balls: 8x4, 1x6)  Zimbabwe won by 6 wickets
5 United Arab Emirates Saxton Oval, Nelson 19 February 2015 8-0-43-2, 1 ct. ; 76* (65 balls: 7x4, 1x6)  Zimbabwe won by 4 wickets.[14]
6 Afghanistan Queens Sports Club, Bulawayo 24 October 2015 102 (124 balls: 3x4, 4x6). 4-0-19-0  Afghanistan won by 73 runs.[15]
7 Afghanistan Harare Sports Club, Harare 21 February 2017 5 (13 balls). 5.3-1-15-3, 1 Ct.  Zimbabwe won by 3 runs.[16]


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