Graeme Smith      

Full name Graeme Craig Smith

Born February 1, 1981, Johannesburg, Transvaal

Current age 33 years 163 days

Major teams South Africa, Africa XI, Cape Cobras, Gauteng, Hampshire Cricket Board, ICC World XI, Pune Warriors, Rajasthan Royals, Somerset, Surrey, Western Province

Playing role Opening batsman

Batting style Left-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm offbreak

Graeme Craig Smith
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 117 205 13 9265 277 48.25 15525 59.67 27 38 1165 24 169 0
ODIs 197 194 10 6989 141 37.98 8648 80.81 10 47 788 44 105 0
T20Is 33 33 2 982 89* 31.67 770 127.53 0 5 123 26 18 0
First-class 165 284 19 12916 311 48.73 37 51 241 0
List A 259 253 15 9331 141 39.20 14 67 137 0
Twenty20 86 86 6 2389 105 29.86 1941 123.08 1 11 293 51 37 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 117 37 1418 885 8 2/145 2/145 110.62 3.74 177.2 0 0 0
ODIs 197 43 1026 951 18 3/30 3/30 52.83 5.56 57.0 0 0 0
T20Is 33 3 24 57 0 - - - 14.25 - 0 0 0
First-class 165 1786 1132 11 2/145 102.90 3.80 162.3 0 0
List A 259 1968 1796 47 3/30 3/30 38.21 5.47 41.8 0 0 0
Twenty20 86 7 96 148 4 3/23 3/23 37.00 9.25 24.0 0 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut South Africa v Australia at Cape Town, Mar 8-12, 2002 scorecard
Last Test South Africa v Australia at Cape Town, Mar 1-5, 2014 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut South Africa v Australia at Bloemfontein, Mar 30, 2002 scorecard
Last ODI South Africa v Pakistan at Port Elizabeth, Nov 27, 2013 scorecard
ODI statistics
T20I debut South Africa v New Zealand at Johannesburg, Oct 21, 2005 scorecard
Last T20I South Africa v Australia at Johannesburg, Oct 16, 2011 scorecard
T20I statistics
First-class debut 1999/00
Last First-class Surrey v Gloucestershire at The Oval, May 11-14, 2014 scorecard
List A debut 1999/00
Last List A South Africa v Pakistan at Port Elizabeth, Nov 27, 2013 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Western Province Boland v Dolphins at Cape Town, Apr 7, 2004 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Somerset v Surrey at Taunton, May 18, 2014 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
20 Surrey v Somerset Taunton 18 May 2014 T20
7 Surrey v Sussex Hove 16 May 2014 T20
14, 103 Surrey v Gloucs The Oval 11 May 2014 FC
3, 38 Surrey v Kent Canterbury 4 May 2014 FC
3 Surrey v Hampshire Southampton 27 Apr 2014 FC
65 Surrey v Essex The Oval 20 Apr 2014 FC
19, 18 Surrey v Glamorgan The Oval 6 Apr 2014 FC
5, 3 South Africa v Australia Cape Town 1 Mar 2014 Test # 2122
9, 14 South Africa v Australia Port Elizabeth 20 Feb 2014 Test # 2121
10, 4 South Africa v Australia Centurion 12 Feb 2014 Test # 2119
Profile

Meaty, muscular and mighty, that's Graeme Smith, who looms even larger than all that as South Africa's colossus of a captain. His achievements as a batsman are significant, but the most important monument to his career is the fact that under Smith, the confidence of South Africans, both within and outside of the national team and its structures, has been rebuilt.

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Timeline
    • March 8-12, 2002
      A positive impression
      • Graeme Smith, at the age of 21, makes his Test debut against Australia in Cape Town. He manages just 3 in the first innings but impresses in the second with a solid 68, but in a losing cause. The effort, however, is enough for selectors to retain faith in his ability.
    • April 6-9, 2002
      Early ODI success
      • Smith is drafted in the ODI side in the same series, and consolidates on his Test performance, striking two fifties, in Port Elizabeth and Cape Town, in consecutive games.
    • October 18-22, 2002
      A double to begin with
      • Smith's first three-figure score, in just his third Test, is a double-ton, against Bangladesh in East London. With that, he makes that opening slot his own. South Africa cruise home by an innings.
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Apr 22, 2014

Graeme Smith led the way with a half-century, Surrey v Essex, County Championship, Division Two, The Oval, 3rd day, April 22, 2014

Graeme Smith led the way with a half-century

© PA Photos

Apr 13, 2014

The 12th man: Graeme Smith was at Anfield to see Liverpool beat Manchester City 3-2 in the EPL, Liverpool, April 13, 2014

The 12th man: Graeme Smith was at Anfield to see Liverpool beat Manchester City 3-2 in the EPL

© Liverpool FC

Mar 5, 2014

Graeme Smith with his wife and children, South Africa v Australia, 3rd Test, Cape Town, 5th day, March 5, 2014

Graeme Smith with his wife and children

© Getty Images

Notes

Wisden Cricketer of the Year 2004

Tour Results
South Africa v Australia at Centurion - Mar 14, 2014
Australia won by 6 wickets (with 30 balls remaining)
South Africa v Australia at Durban - Mar 12, 2014
Australia won by 5 wickets (with 2 balls remaining)
South Africa v Australia at Port Elizabeth - Mar 9, 2014
Match abandoned without a ball bowled
South Africa v Australia at Cape Town - Mar 1-5, 2014
Australia won by 245 runs
South Africa v Australia at Port Elizabeth - Feb 20-23, 2014
South Africa won by 231 runs
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