Full name Alexander Graeme Cremer
Born September 19, 1986, Harare
Current age 30 years 312 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
|Test debut||Bangladesh v Zimbabwe at Chittagong, Jan 6-10, 2005 scorecard|
|Last Test||Sri Lanka v Zimbabwe at Colombo (RPS), Jul 14-18, 2017 scorecard|
|ODI debut||Kenya v Zimbabwe at Mombasa, Jan 27, 2009 scorecard|
|Last ODI||Sri Lanka v Zimbabwe at Hambantota, Jul 10, 2017 scorecard|
|T20I debut||Canada v Zimbabwe at King City (NW), Oct 13, 2008 scorecard|
|Last T20I||Zimbabwe v India at Harare, Jun 22, 2016 scorecard|
|First-class debut||Zimbabwe Select XI v India A at Harare, Jul 22-24, 2004 scorecard|
|Last First-class||Sri Lanka v Zimbabwe at Colombo (RPS), Jul 14-18, 2017 scorecard|
|List A debut||Mashonaland v Matabeleland at Harare, Nov 9, 2004 scorecard|
|Last List A||Sri Lanka v Zimbabwe at Hambantota, Jul 10, 2017 scorecard|
|T20s debut||Northerns (Zimbabwe) v Southerns at Harare, Mar 19, 2008 scorecard|
|Last T20s||Zimbabwe v India at Harare, Jun 22, 2016 scorecard|
|Bat & Bowl||Team||Opposition||Ground||Match Date||Scorecard|
|13, 5/125, 48, 4/150||Zimbabwe||v Sri Lanka||Colombo (RPS)||14 Jul 2017||Test # 2263|
|2/23, 11*||Zimbabwe||v Sri Lanka||Hambantota||10 Jul 2017||ODI # 3904|
|0/47||Zimbabwe||v Sri Lanka||Hambantota||8 Jul 2017||ODI # 3903|
|0, 0/54||Zimbabwe||v Sri Lanka||Hambantota||6 Jul 2017||ODI # 3901|
|1*, 1/46||Zimbabwe||v Sri Lanka||Galle||2 Jul 2017||ODI # 3899|
|1/57||Zimbabwe||v Sri Lanka||Galle||30 Jun 2017||ODI # 3897|
|2/55||Zimbabwe||v Netherlands||Amstelveen||22 Jun 2017||LA|
|0/30||Zimbabwe||v Netherlands||Amstelveen||20 Jun 2017||LA|
|5/29||Zimbabwe||v Scotland||Edinburgh||17 Jun 2017||ODI # 3893|
|1/45, 1||Zimbabwe||v Scotland||Edinburgh||15 Jun 2017||ODI # 3892|
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.
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