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Craig Kieswetter

Batting style:
Right Handed bat
Bowling style:
Right-arm Slow
Played for:
England, England A, England XI, South Africa Under-19, Somerset, Brisbane Heat, England Lions
Roles played:
WicketKeeper
ICC Rank:
Batting:
76
Bowling:
0
Batting:
70
Bowling:
0
Home country:
England
Born:
November 28, 1987, Johannesburg, South Africa

Profile

Craig Kieswetter is part of the Adam Gilchrist-inspired generation of wicket-keepers with explosive batting styles. Raised in South Africa, Kieswetter moved to England to play for Somerset in 2007.

After raising eyebrows in the U-19 World Cup and county games for Somerset, right-handed opener Kieswetter got a call-up to the second-tier England Lions side, a mere day after he became eligible. He made his full England debut in February, 2010 touring Bangladesh at Dhaka, eventually scoring a century in the third ODI. The moment of reckoning in his fledgling career arrived when he gave a Man-Of-The-Match performance in England’s 2010 World Twenty20 final victory over Australia.

Kieswetter loves to play on the off-side, and has a penchant for big shots. His batting style has been often compared to that of fellow teammate Kevin Pietersen. Like most South Africans, “Hobnob” has a typical stance, with the bat held high.
 


Statistics

Show:
  Matches Innings Runs NO Avg. SR 100's 50's HS
ODI 46 40 1054 5 30.11 89.93 1 5 107
T20 25 25 526 1 21.91 111.91 0 3 63
CLT20 8 7 174 1 29.00 106.74 0 2 62
  Catches Stumpings Runouts
ODI 53 12 2
T20 17 3 1
CLT20 3 0 1

Career

Span:
ODI:
2010-2013
 
T20:
2010-2012
 
CLT20:
2009-2011
ODI
Debut:
England Vs Bangladesh at Shere Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur - Feb 28, 2010
Last played:
England Vs India at HEC International Cricket Stadium Complex, Ranchi - Jan 19, 2013
T20
Debut:
England Vs West Indies at Providence Stadium, Guyana - May 03, 2010
Last played:
England Vs New Zealand at Pallekele International Cricket Stadium, Kandy - Sep 29, 2012
CLT20
Debut:
Somerset Vs Hyderabad at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad - Oct 10, 2009
Last played:
Somerset Vs Mumbai at MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai - Oct 08, 2011
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