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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.  

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Teams with most number of centuries in the Champions Trophy
Teams with most number of centuries in the Champions Trophy
With only a week to go before the Champions Trophy commences, here are the teams with the most number of individual tons at the tournament.
Stellar line-up as ICC announces Champions Trophy ambassadors
Stellar line-up as ICC announces Champions Trophy ambassadors
The eight Ambassadors between them have played 1,774 One-Day Internationals, scoring 51,906 runs with 48 centuries, and taking 838 wickets.
SK Flashback: When Virender Sehwag smashed the fastest triple hundred
SK Flashback: When Virender Sehwag smashed the fastest triple hundred
The wicket was flat, the conditions favoured him and he rose to the occasion; Sehwag blasted 319 to torment South Africa at Chennai.
SK Flashback: The match that changed cricket forever
SK Flashback: The match that changed cricket forever
South Africa chased an impossible target of 434 against Australia to pave the way for an era of batting dominance in the game.
SK Flashback: When India defied the odds to humble South Africa at Johannesburg
SK Flashback: When India defied the odds to humble South Africa at Johannesburg
On January 15th, 2011, India eked out a remarkable victory and defended a paltry total.
Stats: Hashim Amla becomes the 8th batsman to score a century in 100th Test
Stats: Hashim Amla becomes the 8th batsman to score a century in 100th Test
Amla joined a unique list after achieving his century today.
Sourav Ganguly vs Graeme Smith: A statistical comparison
Sourav Ganguly vs Graeme Smith: A statistical comparison
Ganguly or Smith? Who do you think is better as a player and a skipper?
Hashim Amla: The most under-rated Test batsman of our times
Hashim Amla: The most under-rated Test batsman of our times
A statistical look at why the 33-year old has not quite gotten the recognition that he rightfully deserves.
SK Flashback: Remembering India's win at Durban in 2010
SK Flashback: Remembering India's win at Durban in 2010
Sreesanth with the ball and Laxman's batting brought about a surprising victory for the Indians.
Dale Steyn wants AB de Villiers to return as South Africa's Test captain
Dale Steyn wants AB de Villiers to return as South Africa's Test captain
The veteran speedster does not agree with former skipper Graeme Smith's views.
Australia’s last 5 series defeats at home
Australia’s last 5 series defeats at home
Australia's home record is inspirational, but, of late, they have been on the decline.
Steven Smith questions Graeme Smith's knowledge of Australian cricket
Steven Smith questions Graeme Smith's knowledge of Australian cricket
A perturbed Aussie skipper hopes for a better performance from his boys at Hobart as Australia prepare to level the series.
Why Faf du Plessis is a better skipper than AB de Villiers and Hashim Amla
Why Faf du Plessis is a better skipper than AB de Villiers and Hashim Amla
Du Plessis has the highest winning percentage as skipper in all three formats when compared to Amla and De Villiers.
Stats: Misbah ul Haq breaks into the list of top ten run-scorers as Test captains
Stats: Misbah ul Haq breaks into the list of top ten run-scorers as Test captains
Pakistan skipper is the only Asian batsman in this distinguished list
Top 5 opening batsmen with most runs in Tests
Top 5 opening batsmen with most runs in Tests
Majority of the openers in this distinguished list belong to the modern era.
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