In 2010 and 2011 Shane was awarded the illustrious Allan Border Medal as Australia’s best player after remodeling his bowling action to become a destructive and reliable competitor with both bat and ball in all forms of the game. Shane became the second ever player to win back-to-back medals.
Shane reinforced his status as one of the world’s most talented T20 players with being awarded Player of the Tournament in the ICC T20 World Cup in Sri Lanka in October 2012 after securing four consecutive Man of the Match awards. Shane’s record in the shorter forms of the game is breathtaking. The explosive batsman hit a record 15 sixes against Bangladesh in April 2011 to score 185 runs.
Appointed Vice Captain of the Australian Team between 2011-2013, Shane become Australia’s 44th Test Captain when he led the Australian Team against India in Delhi in March 2013. Shane played an integral part in Australia’s 5-0 Ashes Series whitewash against England in Australia during the 2013/2014 International Summer of Cricket.
Captain of the Rajasthan Royals, Shane was also named the most valuable player in the Indian Premier League for the Rajasthan Royals in the inaugural 2008 season and again in 2013. Most recently Shane performed as a stand out all-rounder in the Australian team to take home the Cricket World Cup in 2015.
Shane holds several exceptional records in One Day Internationals and Twenty20 Internationals. Some of them include, the highest ODI score in a run-chase, highest one day international score by an Australian batsman, highest ODI batting average of all Australian opening batsmen who have scored over 1000 runs and highest T20I strike rate of all opening batsmen who have played over 30 matches. Shane has overcome adversity in his career and as a brand ambassador or spokesman he brings a multitude of determination, strength and personality to the role.