Role Wicket keeper, Right-handed Batsman, Right-arm off break Bowler
Relation(s) Wayne Kieswetter (Father), Belinda Kieswetter (Mother)
Craig Kieswetter Biography
Craig Kieswetter is a former English cricketer who was born on November 28, 1987, in South Africa. He was a limited overs specialist who played as a wicketkeeper batsman. After his retirement, he is now a professional golfer.
After being born and raised in South Africa, Kieswetter moved to England to play county cricket. He began with Somerset in 2007.
His performances in limited overs helped him to earn a call from the national side. Also, England team lacked a quality wicketkeeper which ensured that he gets a place.
After seeing his domestic performances, a former South African captain called him to play for his native place but Craig refused and showed his desire to play for England.
He made his debut against Bangladesh in an ODI in 2010 where he opened the batting with Alastair Cook and scored 19 runs. He scored his maiden century in his third match, where he scored 107 runs.
After a making a promising start to his career, Kieswetter could not hold on to his position and was dropped from the side. Also, Jos Butler became a better option for the England team as a wicketkeeper, who was also an explosive batsman.
Kieswetter signed for Brisbane Heat for 2013-14 Big Bash League season and scored two fifties.
Craig remained unsold at the Indian Premier League auction but went on to perform well for the Titans in the T20 Challenge in South Africa.
While batting for Somerset against Northamptonshire, Kieswetter got stuck by a bouncer bowled by David Willey and was severely injured and lost around 80-85 percentage of his vision.
He could not recover from that and had to retire from professional cricket and turned to be a professional golfer.