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Mark Craig      

Full name Mark Donald Craig

Born March 23, 1987, Auckland

Current age 33 years 136 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 60 90 15 1902 104 25.36 3625 52.46 1 8 231 27 53 0
List A 25 20 4 336 46 21.00 363 92.56 0 0 26 7 16 0
T20s 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 15 29 3669 2326 50 7/94 10/203 46.52 3.80 73.3 3 1 1
First-class 60 105 11129 6359 151 7/94 10/203 42.11 3.42 73.7 7 5 1
List A 25 23 1102 931 21 3/6 3/6 44.33 5.06 52.4 0 0 0
T20s 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 Northern Districts v Otago at Mount Maunganui, Oct 10-12, 2018 scorecard
List A debut Northern Districts v Otago at Mount Maunganui, Mar 13, 2013 scorecard
Last List A Wellington v Otago at Wellington, Oct 31, 2018 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
0/48, 3 Otago v Wellington Wellington 31 Oct 2018 LA
1/19 Otago v Northern D Hamilton 28 Oct 2018 LA
1/40, 6 Otago v Central D Nelson 24 Oct 2018 LA
21, 2/32, 4, 0/10 Otago v Northern D Mount Maunganui 10 Oct 2018 FC
9* Otago v Northern D Whangarei 17 Mar 2018 FC
4/42, 5, 0/74, 25 Otago v Wellington Dunedin 10 Mar 2018 FC
29, 4/43, 16, 1/68 Otago v Central D Napier 1 Mar 2018 FC
2/58, 22 Otago v Northern D Dunedin 7 Feb 2018 LA
14, 0/27 Otago v Wellington Wellington 31 Jan 2018 LA
2/51, 18 NZ XI v Pakistanis Nelson 3 Jan 2018 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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