Known as one of the fastest bowlers in the world, the right-hander played for Australia internationally in Twenty20, One Day International, and Test.
He grew up playing cricket in Nairne, South Australia.
He made his first-class debut for South Australia in 2002.
He became engaged to Indian swimsuit model and businesswoman Mashoom Singha in August 2013. The couple married in 2014.
New Zealand cricket captain Daniel Vettori disputed the legality of Tait's bowling motion; Tait dismissed the claim and offered to prove him wrong.