Sean Williams is a Zimbabwean left – handed all-rounder cricket player representing his team in ODI’s from 2005, Tests from 2013 and T20’s from 2006. He was born on September 26th, 1986 to a first class teacher father and a hockey – player mother. He had a brother who also played for Zimbabwe. He was picked up in the U – 19 team as he had good figures in both batting and bowling. He even led his team in 2006 U – 19 world cup and won a match against England but failed to win the series. He also domestically played for Matabeleland Tuskers in 2007 – 2010 and led them to a 77 – run victory over Centrals.
He worked wonders after being selected for the international team for their trip to South Africa and scored an enormous 178 in 2010 – 11. But his fame didn’t last long as he was not selected in the playing eleven due to a thumb fracture injury.
In spite his injury he put out some big numbers against the United Arab Emirates which led to a 76 run victory. He’s been dropped off the team due to the selection of younger players. He played his last test match in 2016 vs Sri Lanka and in 2016 itself he also played his last ODI vs India.
Sean Williams Net Worth
Net worth of the legendary cricketer is $0.7 million US dollars as of 2017. He receives a cheap income and probably takes up other jobs too for a living. Sean Williams is included in the C Category of the Zimbabwe Cricket team. He receives a monthly pay if about 1112$ according to sportmaza.com which is really low considering his contributions to the Zimbabwe cricket team.
The young player won many hearts, as well as accolades from his performance in all the formats of cricket, be it a test, ODI or T20. Following is the list of a few awards won by him –
Man of the Match Date Result
Bangladesh 3rd December 2006 Zimbabwe Won
West Indies 19th March 2007 West Indies won
Bangladesh 5th May 2007 Zimbabwe Won
Afghanistan 18 July 2014 Zimbabwe Won
UAE 19th February 2015 Zimbabwe Won
Afghanistan 21st February 2017 Zimbabwe Won
Out of 7 matches, Zimbabwe won six and Sean won the man – of – the – match awards for all of them. This truly represents the potential of the player.
The outstanding player idolized Sourav Ganguly and learned to play spin by watching the Indian Cricketer. He revealed this information while and interview with cricketcountry.com in 2015. Further, he stated that he has been using his feet a lot more while playing spin and is now even able to manipulate the field as well as the bowler.
The player has an amazing record of batting average and strike rates from his debut match itself irrespective of the format. He played 12 test match innings for the team and scored 364 runs with an average of 30.33 and a strike rate of 59.57. In ODI’s the player had a massive run total of 2724 runs in 98 innings, that results out to an average of 32.07 with a 79.84 strike rate. But in T20’s he had the highest record of 501 runs in just 24 innings with a massive strike rate of 122.49.
The athlete was outstanding in his bowling as well as has a pretty tight record of economies in all the formats. The lowest being 3.84 in test matches and the highest being 7.18 in T20’s. He was doing just fine in ODI’s with a 4.90 economy rate.
Sean came to the lime – light on twitter using his handle @sean14williams when he tweeted his teammate/roommate Craig Ervine who scored a humongous 130* in his debut match to pay half of the rent of the flat they both were sharing using twitter. Williams first congratulated Craig and then conveyed his rent message. This signifies the player’s bonding with one – another.
The player had some really nasty fights with the Zimbabwean Cricket Board but never gave up on his love for the sport and continued playing for his country. He has some pretty decent numbers in his name for all the formats of the game. Even after representing his country for almost 15 years now he still loves to play for his domestic team Matabeleland Tuskers. He also coaches school kids which reveal his humbleness. He never concentrated on making money but to serve his country through the sport he knew well. Sean Williams was really a big pillar to the Zimbabwe Cricket team’s foundation.