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Graeme Cremer

Batting style:
Right Handed bat
Bowling style:
Leg break googly
Played for:
Zimbabwe, Mashonaland, Mid West Rhinos, Northerns (Zim), Zimbabwe A, Zimbabwe Inv XI, Zimbabwe Under-19
Roles played:
Bowler
ICC Rank:
Batting:
0
Bowling:
90
Home country:
Zimbabwe
Born:
September 19, 1986, Harare

Profile

A highly promising leg spinner, Cremer made his Test debut when he was just 18 following the exits of Paul Strang and Andy Whittal from Zimbabwean cricket, and straight away impressed with six wickets in his first two Tests against Bangladesh. South African challenge followed and despite receiving a hammering from the prolific Proteas batsman, Cremer still managed to come away from the series unscathed. But Zimbabwe's consequent self-exile from Test cricket dealt him a heavy blow as selectors deemed him unfit for the shorter formats of the game.

During a long hiatus which stretched for three years, Cremer worked hard on his batting and bowling and was finally rewarded in 2008 when he debuted in the T20Is against Canada. An impressive debut where his finished with figures of 2-10 propelled him into Zimbabwe's ODI team and he went on to have a phenomenal debut series against Kenya, scalping 15 wickets from five games at an average of 11.46.

He gradually sealed his place in the ODI side and became an integral part of a pre-dominant spin attack. Regarded as one of most talented spinners in the country. Cremer is still in the process of learning the tricks of trade but just as wine which improves over time, Cremer too is expected to be Zimbabwe's spin prodigy in future.


Fast Facts

  • Graeme Cremer was the highest wicket-taker from both sides in his debut series against Kenya in 2009.
  • He was also Zimbabwe's second highest wicket-taker in the year 2009.


Statistics

Show:
  Matches Innings Runs NO Avg. SR 100's 50's HS
Test 11 22 216 2 10.8 30.94 0 0 43
ODI 43 28 316 9 16.63 63.32 0 0 37
T20 9 5 27 1 6.75 72.97 0 0 17
  Matches Innings Balls Runs Wickets BBI BBM Avg. Econ. 4w 5w 10w Extras
Test 11 14 1616 1095 24 4/4 / 45.62 4.06 1 0 0 10
ODI 43 43 2045 1601 53 6/46 / 30.20 4.69 2 1 0 30
T20 9 8 138 156 8 3/11 / 19.5 6.78 0 0 0 5
  Catches Stumpings Runouts
Test 6 0 0
ODI 14 0 5
T20 3 0 0

Career

Span:
Test:
2005-2013
 
ODI:
2009-2011
 
T20:
2008-2012
Test
Debut:
Zimbabwe Vs Bangladesh at Chittagong Stadium (MA Aziz Stadium), Chittagong - Jan 06, 2005
Last played:
Zimbabwe Vs Bangladesh at Harare Sports Club, Harare - Apr 25, 2013
ODI
Debut:
Zimbabwe Vs Kenya at Mombasa Sports Club Ground, Mombasa - Jan 27, 2009
Last played:
Zimbabwe Vs Kenya at Eden Gardens, Kolkata - Mar 20, 2011
T20
Debut:
Zimbabwe Vs Canada at Maple Leaf (North-West Ground), King City, Ontario - Oct 13, 2008
Last played:
Zimbabwe Vs South Africa at Mahinda Rajapaksa International Cricket Stadium, Hambantota - Sep 20, 2012
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