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Abu Dhabi T10 (5)
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Mark Craig

New Zealand|Bowler
Mark Craig
INTL CAREER: 2014 - 2016
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Full Name

Mark Donald Craig


March 23, 1987, Auckland


36y 256d

Batting Style

Left hand Bat

Bowling Style

Right arm Offbreak

Playing Role


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.

Craig's call-up came after a Plunket Shield season in which he collected 22 wickets at 39.72 for Otago and also contributed 244 runs in the lower order. Craig had made his first-class debut in 2010-11 after initially making his name in the Twenty20 format for Otago, helping them to win the title in 2008-09.
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Mark Craig Career Stats


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Batting & Fielding

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Mark Donald Craig

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Recent Matches of Mark Craig

Otago vs Wellington30/4831-Oct-2018WellingtonList A
Otago vs Northern Dis--1/1928-Oct-2018HamiltonList A
Otago vs Central D61/4024-Oct-2018NelsonList A
Otago vs Northern Dis21 & 42/32 & 0/1010-Oct-2018Mount MaunganuiFC
Otago vs Northern Dis9*--17-Mar-2018WhangareiFC

Photos of Mark Craig

Mark Craig is congratulated after dismissing Virat Kohli
Kane Williamson's captaincy was tested on the third afternoon
Mark Craig bowled a probing spell before lunch
Mark Craig reacts to a chance as Steven Smith and Usman Khawaja complete a run
Mark Craig removed Steven Smith and Peter Siddle in the same over
Steven Smith reacts in disappointment after getting caught behind