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Graeme Cremer      

Full name Alexander Graeme Cremer

Born September 19, 1986, Harare

Current age 30 years 76 days

Major teams Zimbabwe, Mid West Rhinos, Northerns (Zimbabwe), Zimbabwe A, Zimbabwe Board XI, Zimbabwe Select XI, Zimbabwe Under-19s

Playing role Bowler

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Legbreak googly

Alexander Graeme Cremer
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 15 30 3 411 102* 15.22 1253 32.80 1 0 37 2 9 0
ODIs 69 50 14 583 58 16.19 900 64.77 0 1 41 5 21 0
T20Is 27 18 6 65 17 5.41 93 69.89 0 0 2 0 6 0
First-class 80 138 25 2559 171* 22.64 2 10 56 0
List A 125 97 29 1471 63 21.63 2038 72.17 0 4 110 15 40 0
Twenty20 73 46 14 412 36* 12.87 418 98.56 0 0 23 5 13 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 15 21 2922 1924 37 4/4 7/227 52.00 3.95 78.9 3 0 0
ODIs 69 68 3215 2537 76 6/46 6/46 33.38 4.73 42.3 2 2 0
T20Is 27 26 534 622 33 3/11 3/11 18.84 6.98 16.1 0 0 0
First-class 80 17201 9319 317 8/61 29.39 3.25 54.2 17 16 3
List A 125 6001 4457 161 6/46 6/46 27.68 4.45 37.2 5 2 0
Twenty20 73 71 1545 1666 78 4/17 4/17 21.35 6.46 19.8 1 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut Bangladesh v Zimbabwe at Chittagong, Jan 6-10, 2005 scorecard
Last Test Zimbabwe v Sri Lanka at Harare, Nov 6-10, 2016 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut Kenya v Zimbabwe at Mombasa, Jan 27, 2009 scorecard
Last ODI Zimbabwe v Sri Lanka at Bulawayo, Nov 27, 2016 scorecard
ODI statistics
T20I debut Canada v Zimbabwe at King City (NW), Oct 13, 2008 scorecard
Last T20I Zimbabwe v India at Harare, Jun 22, 2016 scorecard
T20I statistics
First-class debut Zimbabwe Select XI v India A at Harare, Jul 22-24, 2004 scorecard
Last First-class Zimbabwe v Sri Lanka at Harare, Nov 6-10, 2016 scorecard
List A debut Mashonaland v Matabeleland at Harare, Nov 9, 2004 scorecard
Last List A Zimbabwe v Sri Lanka at Bulawayo, Nov 27, 2016 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Northerns (Zimbabwe) v Southerns at Harare, Mar 19, 2008 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Zimbabwe v India at Harare, Jun 22, 2016 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
9, 1/32 Zimbabwe v Sri Lanka Bulawayo 27 Nov 2016 ODI # 3810
1, 0/28 Zimbabwe v West Indies Bulawayo 25 Nov 2016 ODI # 3809
- Zimbabwe v Sri Lanka Bulawayo 21 Nov 2016 ODI # 3807
8, 1/44 Zimbabwe v West Indies Bulawayo 19 Nov 2016 ODI # 3806
31*, 0/25 Zimbabwe v Sri Lanka Harare 14 Nov 2016 ODI # 3804
3/136, 3, 4/91, 5 Zimbabwe v Sri Lanka Harare 6 Nov 2016 Test # 2231
4/142, 102*, 0/67, 43 Zimbabwe v Sri Lanka Harare 29 Oct 2016 Test # 2228
54, 4/82, 0/16 Zimbabwe A v Pakistan A Bulawayo 9 Oct 2016 FC
1/147, 8, 0/59, 1 Zimbabwe v New Zealand Bulawayo 6 Aug 2016 Test # 2214
0, 1/187, 33 Zimbabwe v New Zealand Bulawayo 28 Jul 2016 Test # 2210
Profile

Graeme Cremer has chosen the hardest form of the game to master but his legspin showed enough promise to get him into the Zimbabwe side at 18 years old, after just six first-class matches. His selection at such a young age was entirely due to the exits of Paul Strang and Andy Whittall, and Ray Price's international hiatus, but it still takes some guts for a youngster to stand-up at Test level, and his debut series against Bangladesh provided a glimpse of his talent. He claimed six wickets in the two Tests but his next experience, against South Africa, was a much sterner challenge and he was viciously dealt with by Graeme Smith, AB de Villers and Jacques Kallis. He was on a hiding to nothing but such was the ferocity of the assault one felt for his state of mind, although to his credit he eventually dismissed all three. Zimbabwe's involvement in Test cricket was suspended soon afterward, and Cremer had to wait four years for another chance in the national side, eventually making his one-day debut against Kenya at Mombasa in January 2009. He picked up 15 wickets in that series, establishing a place in the Zimbabwe one-day outfit, and in his first year in the side took 32 wickets at an average of 22.15, although all but one of those wickets came against Bangladesh and Kenya. Cremer has potential with the bat, as is evidenced by his first-class high score of 171 not out, and has more than 250 first-class wickets. He plays for the Midwest Rhinos in the Zimbabwean domestic system.
Andrew McGlashan and Liam Brickhill

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Latest Photos

Nov 27, 2016

Graeme Cremer and Upul Tharanga at the toss, Zimbabwe v Sri Lanka, tri-series final, Bulawayo, November 27, 2016

Graeme Cremer and Upul Tharanga at the toss

© AFP

Nov 27, 2016

Graeme Cremer clips to the leg side, Zimbabwe v Sri Lanka, tri-series final, Bulawayo, November 27, 2016

Graeme Cremer clips to the leg side

© AFP

Nov 21, 2016

Graeme Cremer won the toss and opted to bat again in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe v Sri Lanka, tri-series, Bulawayo, November 21, 2016

Graeme Cremer won the toss and opted to bat again in Bulawayo

© AFP

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