Chadd James Sayer is an accurate fast medium bowler from Australia. He has shown great promise by performing great in the domestic Australian Cricket. It was not easy for Chadd Sayers to make place in the Australian squad for Ashes with like Mitchell Starc, Josh Hazlewood, Pat Cummins, John Hastings around. Still he was able to make his way into Australian Squad, this shows the potential of this great bowler. This Ashes 2017 have attracted audience with inclusion of some new names like Dawid Malan from Australia, Jackson bird and Chadd Sayers. Not many people know who is Chadd and where he comes from, let’s have a look at some of the facts about Chadd Sayers.
Facts about Chadd Sayers
1Birth and Childhood
Born on 31st of August 1987 Chadd Sayers is 30 years old. His Father is a former South Australian Cricket player.
As his Father has played Some cricket for South Australian team his brother Aaron Sayers is also playing domestic cricket for Australia. So basically, the cricket is in the genes of Sayers family.
3Start of cricket
Chadd Sayers was selected to play for South Australia’s U-19 team. Impressive performance in South Australia’s U-19 lend him a place in Australia A team and he played several matches for Australia A in the year 2013 and 2014.
4First Class Debut
He made his first-class debut on 10th of March playing for South Australia against Tasmania. He grabbed two in his debut match.
Severe Ankle injury in December 2014, halted his cricketing progression for 11 months. The injury required surgery and he made comeback to cricket in November 2015.
6Player of the Season
He was awarded with the Neil Dansie Medal as he was South Australia’s player of the season because of his brilliant performance in the Sheffield Shield 2012-13.
7Leading Wicket taker in domestic season
Chadd Sayers has been the leading wicket taker in the Sheffield Shield for the last 4 years. He grabbed 131 wickets at the average of 23.5 during that time.
8First International call
He got his first international call to play for Australia in 2016 but he didn’t get any game to play. He was again picked up in the squad November against South Africa for D/N test and again he didn’t play in the game.
In November 2017, he was named in Australia’s Test squad for the 2017–18 Ashes series. It will be interesting to see if he gets a game to play in the Ashes.
10Impressive performance in the JLT One-day cup
Sayers attracted appreciation when in 2017-18 JLT one-day cup, playing for South Australia against West Australia he took two crucial wickets of Mitchell Marsha and Michael Kiinger on successive balls in 48th over. These two wickets helped South Australia to win the match by 5 runs and guaranteed them a spot in the finals.