Mark Craig      

Full name Mark Donald Craig

Born March 23, 1987, Auckland

Current age 30 years 300 days

Major teams New Zealand, Gloucestershire, Gloucestershire 2nd XI, Otago, Otago A

Playing role Bowler

Batting style Left-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm offbreak

Mark Donald Craig
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests Insights on test 15 25 9 589 67 36.81 1083 54.38 0 3 65 10 14 0
First-class 56 83 14 1793 104 25.98 3405 52.65 1 8 224 25 47 0
List A 20 16 4 291 46 24.25 317 91.79 0 0 22 5 11 0
T20s Insights on t20 19 7 3 41 19 10.25 39 105.12 0 0 2 1 11 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests Insights on test 15 29 3669 2326 50 7/94 10/203 46.52 3.80 73.3 3 1 1
First-class 56 99 10526 6090 140 7/94 10/203 43.50 3.47 75.1 5 5 1
List A 20 18 856 739 17 3/6 3/6 43.47 5.17 50.3 0 0 0
T20s Insights on t20 19 19 282 405 7 3/29 3/29 57.85 8.61 40.2 0 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut West Indies v New Zealand at Kingston, Jun 8-11, 2014 scorecard
Last Test India v New Zealand at Kanpur, Sep 22-26, 2016 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class debut Central Districts v Otago at Napier, Feb 24-27, 2011 scorecard
Last First-class Otago v Northern Districts at Alexandra, Nov 24-27, 2017 scorecard
List A debut Northern Districts v Otago at Mount Maunganui, Mar 13, 2013 scorecard
Last List A New Zealand XI v Pakistan at Nelson, Jan 3, 2017 scorecard
T20s debut Otago v Canterbury at Dunedin, Feb 4, 2009 scorecard
Last T20s Otago v Auckland at Alexandra, Dec 28, 2017 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
2/51, 18 NZ XI v Pakistanis Nelson 3 Jan 2018 LA
6*, 0/46 Otago v Auckland Alexandra 28 Dec 2017 T20
19, 0/21 Otago v Canterbury Alexandra 26 Dec 2017 T20
0/19, 1 Otago v Northern D Hamilton 23 Dec 2017 T20
1/50 NZ XI v West Indians Whangarei 16 Dec 2017 Other OD
1/55, 37*, 0/19, 0 Otago v Northern D Alexandra 24 Nov 2017 FC
37, 1/91, 5, 1/80 Otago v Central D Dunedin 15 Nov 2017 FC
0/24, 0, 2/65, 29 Otago v Auckland Auckland 7 Nov 2017 FC
0/70, 1, 6* Otago v Wellington Wellington 30 Oct 2017 FC
2/32, 46, 4/87 Otago v Canterbury Christchurch 23 Oct 2017 FC
Profile

An offspinner whose cricket career was initially blighted by chronic fatigue syndrome, Mark Craig was a surprise inclusion for New Zealand's Test tour of the West Indies in 2014 when Daniel Vettori and Jeetan Patel were both unavailable. However, he justified that inclusion immediately, taking 8 for 188 in his debut Test, in Jamaica, and spinning New Zealand to only their second Test win in the Caribbean. His figures were the best by a New Zealand bowler on debut, and he became only the third player from the country - after Stephen Fleming and Mathew Sinclair - to win a Man-of-the-Match award on Test debut.

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Sep 25, 2016

Mark Craig is congratulated after dismissing Virat Kohli, India v New Zealand, 1st Test, Kanpur, 4th day, September 25, 2016

Mark Craig is congratulated after dismissing Virat Kohli

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Sep 24, 2016

Kane Williamson's captaincy was tested on the third afternoon, 1st Test, Kanpur, 3rd day, September 24, 2016

Kane Williamson's captaincy was tested on the third afternoon

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Sep 22, 2016

Mark Craig bowled a probing spell before lunch, India v New Zealand, 1st Test, Kanpur, 1st day, September 22, 2016

Mark Craig bowled a probing spell before lunch

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