Mark Craig      

Full name Mark Donald Craig

Born March 23, 1987, Auckland

Current age 29 years 191 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 15 25 9 589 67 36.81 1083 54.38 0 3 65 10 14 0
First-class 51 74 12 1632 104 26.32 3060 53.33 1 8 205 24 44 0
List A 19 15 4 273 46 24.81 306 89.21 0 0 20 4 10 0
Twenty20 16 4 2 15 7 7.50 14 107.14 0 0 2 0 10 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 15 29 3669 2326 50 7/94 10/203 46.52 3.80 73.3 3 1 1
First-class 51 90 9452 5567 129 7/94 10/203 43.15 3.53 73.2 4 5 1
List A 19 17 796 688 15 3/6 3/6 45.86 5.18 53.0 0 0 0
Twenty20 16 16 228 319 7 3/29 3/29 45.57 8.39 32.5 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 India v New Zealand at Kanpur, Sep 22-26, 2016 scorecard
List A debut Northern Districts v Otago at Mount Maunganui, Mar 13, 2013 scorecard
Last List A Canterbury v Otago at Christchurch, Jan 27, 2016 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Otago v Canterbury at Dunedin, Feb 4, 2009 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Otago v Northern Districts at Hamilton, Jan 18, 2014 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
1/59, 2, 1/80, 1 New Zealand v India Kanpur 22 Sep 2016 Test # 2221
33*, 1/82, 2* N Zealanders v Mumbai Delhi 16 Sep 2016 Other
0/9, 1*, 0/37 N Zealanders v Zimbabwe A Harare 22 Jul 2016 Other
0/18, 8, 0* Otago v Auckland Dunedin 15 Mar 2016 FC
9, 4/40, 3/152 Otago v Canterbury Invercargill 8 Mar 2016 FC
41*, 2/153, 33* New Zealand v Australia Wellington 12 Feb 2016 Test # 2201
1/30, 3, 5/79, 23 Otago v Wellington Queenstown 5 Feb 2016 FC
0/15 Otago v Canterbury Christchurch 27 Jan 2016 LA
4, 1/30 Otago v Auckland Invercargill 23 Jan 2016 LA
2, 1/29 Otago v Wellington Invercargill 20 Jan 2016 LA
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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Tour Results
West Indies v Pakistan at Kingstown - Jul 28, 2013
Pakistan won by 11 runs
West Indies v Pakistan at Kingstown - Jul 27, 2013
Pakistan won by 2 wickets (with 0 balls remaining)
West Indies v Pakistan at Gros Islet - Jul 24, 2013
Pakistan won by 4 wickets (with 1 ball remaining)
West Indies v Pakistan at Gros Islet - Jul 21, 2013
Pakistan won by 6 wickets (with 6 balls remaining) (D/L method)
West Indies v Pakistan at Gros Islet - Jul 19, 2013
Match tied
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