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Craig Wishart      

Full name Craig Brian Wishart

Born January 9, 1974, Salisbury (now Harare)

Current age 40 years 224 days

Major teams Zimbabwe, Mashonaland, Mashonaland Country Districts, Mashonaland Under-24s, Matabeleland, Midlands, Young Mashonaland

Playing role Opening batsman

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm offbreak

Relation Father - BC Wishart

Craig Brian Wishart
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 27 50 1 1098 114 22.40 2419 45.39 1 5 126 12 15 0
ODIs 90 82 8 1719 172* 23.22 2436 70.56 2 5 26 0
First-class 106 187 13 5249 172 30.16 12 23 73 0
List A 143 134 14 3224 172* 26.86 4 12 41 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 27 - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs 90 1 12 12 0 - - - 6.00 - 0 0 0
First-class 106 1612 1000 33 5/24 30.30 3.72 48.8 1 0
List A 143 50 44 0 - - - 5.28 - 0 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut Zimbabwe v South Africa at Harare, Oct 13-16, 1995 scorecard
Last Test Zimbabwe v New Zealand at Bulawayo, Aug 15-17, 2005 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut Australia v Zimbabwe at Colombo (RPS), Aug 26, 1996 scorecard
Last ODI Zimbabwe v New Zealand at Bulawayo, Aug 24, 2005 scorecard
ODI statistics
First-class debut 1992/93
Last First-class Zimbabwe v New Zealand at Bulawayo, Aug 15-17, 2005 scorecard
List A debut 1994/95
Last List A Zimbabwe v New Zealand at Bulawayo, Aug 24, 2005 scorecard
Profile

Craig Wishart is a capable top-order batsman and an attacking strokeplayer who took a while to do justice to his talent: it wasn't until his 18th Test, against Bangladesh at Chittagong, that he hit a century. He wasn't helped by the selectors, who tended to mess him around by moving him up and down the order and regularly leaving him out of the side. For a time this clearly affected his self-belief. Used more in the one-day internationals, he played in every game of the 2003 World Cup and started off with a bang, belting 172 not out against Namibia, but then faded as Zimbabwe petered out of the competition. Wishart is yet another product of Falcon College, where he excelled as a schoolboy. His father played for Rhodesia B and died in a car crash shortly after the Zimbabwe squad landed in Australia for the 2003-04 tour, which Wishart was part of. He was one of the 15 players involved in the dispute which followed the sacking of Heath Streak in April 2004, and like the other rebels, that seemed to mark the end of a promising international career. He did return to the side in 2005, but again fell out with the board after refusing to sign a new and controversial contract. This time he had had enough and retired, another in a long line of useful players forced out by the politics of the game in Zimbabwe.
Geoffrey Dean

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Jan 4, 2005

Craig Wishart

Craig Wishart

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Oct 4, 2003

Craig Wishart of Zimbabwe reaches his century during day two of the tour match between Western Australia and Zimbabwe played at the WACA on October 4, 2003 in Perth, Australia.

Craig Wishart of Zimbabwe reaches his century

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Mar 8, 2003

World Cup, 2003 -  New Zealand v Zimbabwe at Bloemfontein, 8th March 2003

Cairns punches the air in delight after getting Wishart

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