Shaylen Pillay

  • D.O.B.: 12/04/1994
  • Player Type: Batting All-Rounder (Seam)
  • Availabilty: Yes
  • Nationality: South African
  • Playing Role: Right-handed Top Order Batsman and Right-arm Medium/Fast
  • Coaching qualifications: Cricket South Africa Level 1 (ECB Level 2 Equivalent)
  • Current teams: North West (RSA Provincial)
  • Entry route: International Sportspersons Visa
  • Available: April to September

Shaylen is an experienced All-rounder originally from Gauteng in South Africa. A Top Order Batsman and better than useful seam bowler, Shaylen had been earmarked for big things from an early age. Following prolific performances for his native Gauteng U19, Shaylen was promptly selected in the SA U19 team to contest the 2012 U19 World Cup held in Australia. That side reached the semi-final before losing to a star-studded Australian line up but contained the likes of Quinton de Kock, Calvin Savage & Theunis de Bruyn.

A classy middle order batsman, Shaylen has excelled in the one-day format but has increasingly become a regular in the Provincial 3-day side and is carving out an impressive first class career. It’s easy to forget Shaylen is just 28 having made his first class debut at just 16 years old, hitting the winning runs in a 2-day route of Griqualand West. Averaging mid-30’s in First class, Shaylen has talent by the bucket load and with his handy medium pace provides a genuine all-round option for any UK club for next summer.

A keen coach and operating his own academy in Johannesburg, Shaylen ticks many boxes as a genuine all-round professional for next summer with the added bonus of five previous UK seasons under his belt with Farnworth Social Circle CC in the Bolton League in 2013 and an excellent first summer for Stewarts Melville CC in the Cricket Scotland Eastern Premiership, for whom he scored 521 runs @ 40.07 and picked up 19 wickets @ 18.94. He returned in 2018 without the same success but returned to form in 2019, scoring 414 runs @ 41.40 and chipped in with 13 wickets. He carried his form into 2022, scoring 656 runs @ 38.59 and chiming in with 20 wickets.

Shaylen remains a quality option for clubs seeking a classy top order Batsman that is a genuine seam bowling option.

Team Season Matches Innings Runs
Stewarts Melville CC 2022 20 20 656
HS Average Wickets Average Best Bowling
106* 38.59 20 21.95 5-28
Team Season Matches Innings Runs
Stewarts Melville CC 2019 15 13 414
HS Average Wickets Average Best Bowling
65 41.40 13 23.23 3-19
Team Season Matches Innings Runs
Stewarts Melville CC 2018 15 15 305
HS Average Wickets Average Best Bowling
76 20.33 14 28.35 3-34
Team Season Matches Innings Runs
Stewarts Melville CC 2017 15 15 521
HS Average Wickets Average Best Bowling
123* 40.07 19 18.94 4-28
Team Season Matches Innings Runs
Farnworth Social Circle CC 2013 21 21 683
HS Average Wickets Average Best Bowling
103 34.15 29 25.62 6-30