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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.