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Craig Wishart
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Craig Wishart

Zimbabwe|Opening batter
Craig Wishart

INTL CAREER: 1995 - 2005

Full Name

Craig Brian Wishart

Born

January 09, 1974, Salisbury (now Harare)

Age

47y 127d

Batting Style

Right hand bat

Bowling Style

Right arm offbreak

Playing Role

Opening batter

relations

(father)

TEAMS

Craig Wishart is a capable top-order batsman and an attacking strokeplayer who took a while to do justice to his talent: it wasn't until his 18th Test, against Bangladesh at Chittagong, that he hit a century. He wasn't helped by the selectors, who tended to mess him around by moving him up and down the order and regularly leaving him out of the side. For a time this clearly affected his self-belief. Used more in the one-day internationals, he played in every game of the 2003 World Cup and started off with a bang, belting 172 not out against Namibia, but then faded as Zimbabwe petered out of the competition. Wishart is yet another product of Falcon College, where he excelled as a schoolboy. His father played for Rhodesia B and died in a car crash shortly after the Zimbabwe squad landed in Australia for the 2003-04 tour, which Wishart was part of. He was one of the 15 players involved in the dispute which followed the sacking of Heath Streak in April 2004, and like the other rebels, that seemed to mark the end of a promising international career. He did return to the side in 2005, but again fell out with the board after refusing to sign a new and controversial contract. This time he had had enough and retired, another in a long line of useful players forced out by the politics of the game in Zimbabwe.
Geoffrey Dean

Career Averages

Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s4s6sCtSt
Test27501109811422.40241945.391512612150
ODI908281719172*23.22243670.5625260
FC10618713524917230.161223730
List A143134143224172*26.86412410
Bowling
FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
Test27------------
ODI90112120---6.00-000
FC10616121000335/2430.303.7248.8010
List A14350440---5.27-000
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Craig Wishart
Craig Wishart of Zimbabwe reaches his century
Cairns punches the air in delight after getting Wishart
Chris Cairns celebrates after Wishart was dismissed caught behind
Jeroen Smits catches the edged ball off Zimbabwe batsman Craig Wishart
Wishart is bowled by Gillespie