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Graeme Cremer      

Full name Alexander Graeme Cremer

Born September 19, 1986, Harare

Current age 31 years 330 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 Insights on test 19 38 5 540 102* 16.36 1657 32.58 1 0 47 2 12 0
ODIs Insights on odi 96 71 20 744 58 14.58 1196 62.20 0 1 48 5 37 0
T20Is Insights on t20i 29 19 6 68 17 5.23 102 66.66 0 0 2 0 6 0
First-class 88 150 27 2887 171* 23.47 3 10 62 0
List A 162 126 39 1762 63 20.25 2502 70.42 0 4 126 17 57 0
T20s Insights on t20 78 49 15 416 36* 12.23 430 96.74 0 0 23 5 13 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests Insights on test 19 27 4214 2604 57 5/125 9/275 45.68 3.70 73.9 6 1 0
ODIs Insights on odi 96 95 4680 3597 119 6/46 6/46 30.22 4.61 39.3 4 3 0
T20Is Insights on t20i 29 28 570 660 35 3/11 3/11 18.85 6.94 16.2 0 0 0
First-class 88 19148 10276 365 8/61 28.15 3.21 52.4 24 19 4
List A 162 7977 5860 222 6/33 6/33 26.39 4.40 35.9 7 4 0
T20s Insights on t20 78 76 1647 1780 83 4/17 4/17 21.44 6.48 19.8 1 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut Bangladesh v Zimbabwe at Chittagong, Jan 6-10, 2005 scorecard
Last Test South Africa v Zimbabwe at Port Elizabeth, Dec 26-27, 2017 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut Kenya v Zimbabwe at Mombasa, Jan 27, 2009 scorecard
Last ODI Zimbabwe v United Arab Emirates at Harare, Mar 22, 2018 scorecard
ODI statistics
T20I debut Canada v Zimbabwe at King City (NW), Oct 13, 2008 scorecard
Last T20I Afghanistan v Zimbabwe at Sharjah, Feb 6, 2018 scorecard
T20I statistics
First-class debut Zimbabwe Select XI v India A at Harare, Jul 22-24, 2004 scorecard
Last First-class South Africa v Zimbabwe at Port Elizabeth, Dec 26-27, 2017 scorecard
List A debut Mashonaland v Matabeleland at Harare, Nov 9, 2004 scorecard
Last List A Zimbabwe v United Arab Emirates at Harare, Mar 22, 2018 scorecard
T20s debut Northerns (Zimbabwe) v Southerns at Harare, Mar 19, 2008 scorecard
Last T20s Afghanistan v Zimbabwe at Sharjah, Feb 6, 2018 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
0/34, 0 Zimbabwe v U.A.E. Harare 22 Mar 2018 ODI # 4005 Insights on
0, 2/63 Zimbabwe v West Indies Harare 19 Mar 2018 ODI # 4002 Insights on
4, 3/18 Zimbabwe v Ireland Harare 16 Mar 2018 ODI # 3999 Insights on
8, 3/23 Zimbabwe v Scotland Bulawayo 12 Mar 2018 ODI # 3996 Insights on
7, 2/42 Zimbabwe v Hong Kong Bulawayo 10 Mar 2018 ODI # 3994 Insights on
19*, 0/40 Zimbabwe v Afghanistan Bulawayo 6 Mar 2018 ODI # 3988 Insights on
4*, 1/37 Zimbabwe v Nepal Bulawayo 4 Mar 2018 LA
1/15 Zimbabwe v P.N.G. Bulawayo 1 Mar 2018 Other OD
1/42, 8 Zimbabwe v Afghanistan Sharjah 19 Feb 2018 ODI # 3979 Insights on
2, 0/38 Zimbabwe v Afghanistan Sharjah 16 Feb 2018 ODI # 3977 Insights on
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

Mar 22, 2018

Graeme Cremer and Sikandar Raza discuss in the middle, Zimbabwe v UAE, World Cup qualifier, Super Sixes, Harare, March 22, 2018

Graeme Cremer and Sikandar Raza discuss in the middle

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Feb 28, 2018

Graeme Cremer poses with the World Cup qualifier trophy, Bulawayo

Graeme Cremer poses with the World Cup qualifier trophy

© ICC

Jan 23, 2018

Graeme Cremer finished with four wickets, Bangladesh v Zimbabwe, Tri-nation series, Mirpur, January 23, 2018

Graeme Cremer finished with four wickets

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