Sean Anthony Abbott is an Australian professional cricketer who plays for New South Wales and the Sydney Sixers. He is a right-arm medium-fast bowler and a right-handed batsman. Abbott has represented Australia in One Day Internationals (ODIs) and Twenty20 Internationals (T20Is).
Abbott was born on 29 February 1992 in Windsor, New South Wales. He attended Gilroy College, Castle Hill. His father, Nathan, is a former cricketer who played for Parramatta District in the Sydney Grade Cricket competition.
Abbott started playing cricket at a young age and represented Baulkham Hills Cricket Club in junior cricket. He progressed to grade cricket for Parramatta District.
In 2010, Abbott made his List A debut for New South Wales in the Ryobi One-Day Cup. He made his first-class debut the following year in the Sheffield Shield.
Abbott made his international debut for Australia in a T20I against Pakistan in October 2014. Two days later, he made his ODI debut against the same opposition.
Abbott has played 19 ODIs for Australia, taking 24 wickets at an average of 32.75. He has a best bowling performance of 4/49.
Abbott has played 39 T20Is for Australia, taking 42 wickets at an average of 24.50. He has a best bowling performance of 3/20.
Abbott has yet to make his Test debut for Australia.
Abbott has captained the Sydney Sixers in the BBL on several occasions
In 2014, Abbott was involved in a tragic incident when he bowled a bouncer that struck Phillip Hughes on the neck during a Sheffield Shield match. Hughes died two days later from his injuries.
Abbott took a break from cricket after the incident, but he returned in 2015 and has since become one of the most important players in the Australian domestic and international cricket teams.
Abbott is married to Brittney Abbott and they have two children together.
Sean Abbott is a talented cricketer who has overcome adversity to become a key player for Australia. He is a role model for many young cricketers and his story is one of inspiration and resilience.