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Graeme Smith

Key facts

Full Name: Graeme Craig Smith
Born: February 1 1981
County: Surrey
Batting Style: Left-hand bat
Bowling Style: Right-arm off-spin

Biography

Recognised as one of his generation's outstanding international captains, opening batsman Smith signed a three-year deal to lead Surrey from the 2013 campaign. The powerfully-built left-hander has been South Africa skipper for the vast majority of his 100-plus Tests and has enjoyed significant success in England, leading the Proteas to series wins there in 2008 and 2012 having overseen a drawn rubber in 2003. Smith announced himself to England in 2003 with double-hundreds in the first two Tests of the series and has scored five more Test tons versus the same opponents. He has also made t...

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