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Craig McMillan
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Craig McMillan

New Zealand|Batter
Craig McMillan

INTL CAREER: 1997 - 2007

Full Name

Craig Douglas McMillan

Born

September 13, 1976, Christchurch, Canterbury

Age

45y 7d

Batting Style

Right hand bat

Bowling Style

Right arm medium

Playing Role

Batter

relations

(cousin)

TEAMS

Craig McMillan found himself on the outer after the 2003 World Cup but worked his way back into New Zealand's ODI side just in time to earn selection for the 2007 tournament in the Caribbean. It was quite a shift after McMillan was dumped at the end of 2005 and began looking for other employment opportunities - including as a salesman. But he regained his limited-overs place for the home series against Sri Lanka in December 2006 and strong performances at the CB Series in Australia, followed by a New Zealand record 67-ball ODI century in the Chappell-Hadlee Trophy, ensured his ticket to the World Cup. McMillan impressed with bat and ball in his comeback, which was timely as New Zealand searched for all-round options with injuries to the likes of Scott Styris and Jacob Oram. McMillan, a player who had been gifted international selection from the age of 21, began his career productively and in March 2001 he took a world record 26 runs off one Younis Khan over in a Test against Pakistan at Hamilton. His destructive batting perhaps promised more than he delivered, however, and he was forced to test his resolve when overlooked for a tour of Sri Lanka in 2003. McMillan returned with 83 not out and an unbeaten century in India in 2003-04 to cement his Test spot but 18 months later lost it again and was views as purely a limited-overs option. His World Cup was useful without being outstanding but he was New Zealand's leading run-scorer at the ICC World Twenty20. It was to be his final international tournament, as he announced his retirement at the age of 31 in October 2007. He joined the ICL soon after, captained the Royal Bengal Tigers, quit the league in 2009 and signed a one-year contract with Canterbury.
Brydon Coverdale July 2009

Career Averages

Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s4s6sCtSt
Test559110311614238.46567054.9561936754220
ODI19718316470711728.18619875.9432837384440
T20I8711875731.16117159.820181430
FC138226277817168*39.281642580
List A32630632845712530.861243890
T202725360565*27.50407148.6402453560
Bowling
FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
Test555025021257283/483/4844.893.0189.30000
ODI1977418791717493/203/2035.045.4838.30000
T20I8------------
FC13865723167886/7135.982.8974.6010
List A326365131581065/385/3829.795.1834.40110
T20271014421292/212/2123.558.8316.00000
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Kane Williamson and Craig McMillan have a chat in the nets
Mike Hesson and Craig McMillan chat during the rain delay
Kane Williamson demonstrates a shot to batting coach Craig McMillan
Craig McMillan, Kane Williamson and Mike Hesson inspect the pitch at the Eden Gardens
New Zealand players have a game with local children in Mohali
Kane Williamson chats with New Zealand coach Craig McMillan