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Graeme Smith
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Personal information
Full name Graeme Craig Smith
Born 1 February 1981 (1981-02-01) (age 36)
Johannesburg, Transvaal Province, South Africa
Nickname Biff
Height 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Batting style Left-handed
Bowling style Right arm off break
Role Opening Batsman South African Test captain
International information
National side South Africa
Test debut (cap 288) 8 March 2002 v Australia
Last Test 18 December 2013 v India
ODI debut (cap 68) 30 March 2002 v Australia
Last ODI 27 November 2013 v Pakistan
ODI shirt no. 15
T20I debut (cap 12) 21 October 2005 v New Zealand
Last T20I 16 October 2011 v Australia
Domestic team information
Years Team
1999/2000 Gauteng
2000 Hampshire Cricket Board
2000/01–2003/04 Western Province
2004/05–present Cape Cobras (squad no. 15)
2005 Somerset
2008–2010 Rajasthan Royals (squad no. 15)
2011 Pune Warriors India
2013–present Surrey (squad no. 15)
Career statistics
Competition Test ODIs FC LA
Matches 113 197 156 259
Runs scored 9,034 6,989 12,422 9,331
Batting average 49.36 38.48 50.08 36.03
100s/50s 27/37 10/47 36/49 14/67
Top score 277 141 311 141
Balls bowled 1,418 1,026 1,786 1,968
Wickets 8 18 11 47
Bowling average 110.62 52.83 102.90 38.21
5 wickets in innings 0 0 0 0
10 wickets in match 0 n/a 0 n/a
Best bowling 2/145 3/30 2/145 3/30
Catches/stumpings 160/– 105/– 222/– 137/–
Source: Cricinfo, 18 December 2013

Graeme Craig Smith (born 1 February 1981) is a South African cricketer and captain of the South African cricket team Test side, having succeeded Shaun Pollock after the 2003 Cricket World Cup. He was succeeded as captain of the ODI side by AB de Villiers after the 2011 Cricket World Cup. He is also currently the overseas player and captain of English side Surrey. He appeared in his 100th Test against England on 19 July 2012. He captained his 100th career Test match on 1 February 2013, against Pakistan, on his 32nd Birthday.

A tall, left-handed opening batsman, on the 2003 South African tour of England he made double centuries in consecutive Test matches: 277 at Edgbaston, and 259 at Lord's. The 259 is the highest score made at Lord's by a foreign player. On October 24, 2013,Graeme Smith became the second South African and 12th overall to complete 9000 runs in test cricket in his 112th test match.

Known for the success of his opening partnership with Herschelle Gibbs, South Africa's most prolific ever opening partnership, Smith has the distinction of having been part of all four of South Africa's opening partnerships of over 300 runs: in three of them he was partnered by Gibbs, and in 2008 Smith added 415 for the first wicket with Neil McKenzie against Bangladesh, a world record opening partnership.

External links

Template:South Africa Squad 2007 Cricket World Cup Template:South Africa Squad 2007 ICC World Twenty20 Template:South Africa Squad 2009 ICC World Twenty20 Template:South Africa Squad 2010 ICC World Twenty20

Template:South Africa Test Cricket Captains Template:South Africa ODI Cricket Captains Template:South Africa T20I Cricket Captains Template:Current national cricket captains

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