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Craig Cumming

Batting style:
Right Handed bat
Bowling style:
Right-arm medium
Played for:
New Zealand, Otago Volts
Roles played:
Batsman
Home country:
New Zealand
Born:
August 31, 1975, Canterbury

Profile

Craig Cumming is a right-handed batsman from New Zealand who is considered to have the best technique to face quality pace bowling. He made an impressive debut in 2004-05 as he scored a gritty 74. Since then, he failed to keep up with his performances which saw him going out of the team. After his successful campaigns in 2007-08 domestic season, he made a comeback into the New Zealand team for the Test series against South Africa.

The right-hander believes in attacking the quickies and not letting the fast bowlers settle. A downfall that a critic can easily point out in his batting style is that the Kiwi opener fails to convert his starts into big scores. Cummings is also an outstanding fielder in the infield with his sharp reflexes.

The 32-year old will be best remembered as the batsman who faced the 100 mph plus quick deliveries from Shoaib Akhtar and Brett Lee. With Stephen Fleming announcing retirement and Vincent off to the ICL, Cummings has a brilliant opportunity to nail his place as the Kiwi opener.


Statistics

Show:
  Matches Innings Runs NO Avg. SR 100's 50's HS
Test 11 19 441 2 25.94 34.86 0 1 74
ODI 13 13 161 1 13.41 53.48 0 0 45*
CLT20 2 2 38 0 19 135.71 0 0 20
  Matches Innings Balls Runs Wickets BBI BBM Avg. Econ. 4w 5w 10w Extras
ODI 13 1 18 17 0 0/17 / - 5.66 0 0 0 0
CLT20 2 1 6 14 0 0/14 / - 14 0 0 0 0
  Catches Stumpings Runouts
Test 3 0 0
ODI 6 0 3
CLT20 1 0 0
  Matches Won Lost Tie No Result Win percentage
CLT20 2 0 2 0 0 0

Career

Span:
Test:
2005-2008
 
ODI:
2003-2009
 
CLT20:
2009-2009
Test
Debut:
New Zealand Vs Australia at Jade Stadium (Lancaster Park), Christchurch - Mar 10, 2005
Last played:
New Zealand Vs Bangladesh at Basin Reserve, Wellington - Jan 12, 2008
ODI
Debut:
New Zealand Vs Pakistan at Gaddafi Stadium (Lahore Stadium), Lahore - Nov 29, 2003
Last played:
New Zealand Vs Australia at Adelaide Oval, Adelaide - South Australia - Feb 10, 2009
CLT20
Debut:
Otago Volts Vs Cape Cobras at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad - Oct 10, 2009
Last played:
Otago Volts Vs Royal Challengers Bangalore at M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore - Karnataka - Oct 12, 2009
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