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Graeme Smith Biography & Latest News

Graeme Smith Biography

Graeme Craig Smith is a South African cricketer who is currently the captain of the South African cricket team Test Match. A left-handed opening batsman, he made double centuries in consecutive Test matches on the 2003 South African tour: 277 at Edgbaston and 259 at Lord's. In his early days, Smith played three Tests and seven One Day Internationals for South Africa Under-19s. Smith was also awarded the South African Cricketer of the Year award for his performances in the 2001–02 South African cricket season. Smith has played 17 games for Western Province scoring 1,312 runs with four centuries at an average of 46.85. He has also played county cricket for Somerset in the 2005 English cricket season, captaining the club for part of the 2005 season. In 2008 Graeme Smith played in the inaugural Indian Premier League for Rajasthan Royals. On November 1st 2012 Graeme Smith was announced as the new captain of Surrey County Cricket Club starting in the 2013 season. Smith made his Test debut for South Africa in 2002 in Cape Town against Australia, scoring 68 in the second innings. During the tour of England in 2003 he made double centuries in consecutive test matches. His partnership with Herschelle Gibbs is regarded as South Africa's most prolific opening partnership ever.  

Graeme Smith Latest News & Articles

Watch: Rory Burns picks Wahab Riaz, Saeed Ajmal and Moises Henriques in his all-time XI

Surrey batsman comes up with quite a few left-field choices for his team

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Erstwhile England opener includes four Australians in his side

Angelo Mathews takes sly dig at Steven Smith over his midway withdrawal from the ODI series

The Sri Lankan skipper offered a glowing tribute to Tillakaratne Dilshan who will be retiring from international cricket after this series.

Graeme Smith and Dale Steyn mock Steve Smith for pulling out of Sri Lanka tour

South African greats team up to take on Australia's captain

ICC Test Match Rankings: Top 5 longest streaks as the No. 1 team

India recently held the No. 1 for 5 days, how long have they been able to hold onto it for in the past?

Top 5 openers to play for South Africa

We take a look at 5 opening batsmen who were excellent in seeing off the new ball.

Top 5 instances of Number 1 ranked Test teams suffering humiliating losses in subsequent series

A list of Teams who did not do justice to their labelling as the number 1 Test team.

5 of India's most memorable victories by an innings

We take a look at some of the enthralling matches where India won by innings

5 youngest batsmen to score 10 centuries in Tests

Players who showed how great they would end up becoming at an early age.

Top 10 double hundreds by Captains away from home

In the wake of Virat Kohli's 200 against West Indies, we take a look at the 10 best double centuries by captains away from home.

5 incredible fourth innings centuries in a winning cause

We list five top-quality centuries scored in the fourth innings of a test match.

Ian Bell's All-Time XI: Sachin Tendulkar only Indian, includes 3 fellow Englishmen

English cricketer Ian Bell picks his All-Time playing XI. Includes one Indian in Sachin Tendulkar, accommodates 3 of his fellow Englishmen.

Highest run scorers of Under-19 World Cups: Where are they now?

Here's a look at the highest run-getters of the different editions of the Under-19 World Cups, and what happened to their careers thereafter

South Africa's world record chasers: Where are they now?

Here's a look at the members of South Africa's record-breaking chase, and what happened to their careers thereafter.

5 highly successful Captain-Vice Captain pairs in Cricket

5 pairs who complemented each other and built a lethal combo.
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