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Craig Kieswetter

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Full Name: Craig Kieswetter
Born: November 28 1987 , Johannesburg, South Africa
Country: England
County: Somerset
Other teams: England Lions, South Africa Under-19s
ODI debut: Bangladesh v England, Dhaka, Feb 28 2010
T20 debut: West Indies v England, Providence, May 3 2010
Batting Style: Right-hand bat


Arguably one of the most exciting talents in English cricket on his day, the hard-hitting wicketkeeper-batsman thrived at Somerset and occasionally for England until a freak injury ended his playing career at the age of 27. Kieswetter’s finest hour was surely being man of the match in the 2010 World Twenty20 final defeat of Australia for his 49-ball 63 from the top of the order in Barbados. Long before qualifying to play for England, the South Africa-born gloveman had been earmarked as a potential star having impressed for his county in all forms of the game. After refusing the o...

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