Sean Williams (cricketer)
|Full name||Sean Colin Williams|
26 September 1986 |
|Bowling style||Slow left arm orthodox|
|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|
|Source: ESPNcricinfo, 10 November 2015|
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.
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.
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.
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.
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. His first century was the fastest ever by any Zimbabwean in Test Cricket.
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 
|Test centuries by Sean Williams|
|1||119||3||New Zealand||Bulawayo, Zimbabwe||Queens Sports Club||2016||Lost|
One Day International centuries
|One Day International centuries by Sean Williams|
|1||102||92||Afghanistan||Bulawayo, Zimbabwe||Queens Sports Club||2015||Lost|
One Day Internationals
Man of the Match Awards
|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.|
|2||West Indies||Sabina Park, Kingston||19 March 2007||70* (88 balls: 7x4); 3-0-17-0||West Indies won by 6 wickets.|
|3||Bangladesh||Queens Sports Club, Bulawayo||5 May 2013||DNB; 78* (75 balls: 6x4, 1x6)||Zimbabwe won by 6 wickets.|
|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.|
|6||Afghanistan||Queens Sports Club, Bulawayo||24 October 2015||102 (124 balls: 3x4, 4x6). 4-0-19-0||Afghanistan won by 73 runs.|
|7||Afghanistan||Harare Sports Club, Harare||21 February 2017||5 (13 balls). 5.3-1-15-3, 1 Ct.||Zimbabwe won by 3 runs.|
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