Craig Kieswetter

Craig Kieswetter

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Craig Kieswetter

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Craig Kieswetter (born 28 November 1987) is an England cricketer of South African and Scottish heritage. He is a wicket-keeper batsman. An aggressive batsman, he began his career with the South Africa Under-19s, before stating that he wished to play international cricket for England. He began playing county cricket for Somerset in 2007. He made his full international debut in February 2010, just over two weeks after qualifying for England.


Early life and career

Kieswetter was born in Johannesburg to an Afrikaner father and Scottish mother. He grew up in South Africa, studying at Diocesan College in Cape Town, and played cricket for Western Province between the ages of 13 to 18. Disappointed with the way he was treated by the provincial team, who had asked him to play two or three years of club cricket before returning to them, Kieswetter decided to pursue his cricket career in England. He studied for a year at Millfield, where he gained his A-levels. While at Millfield, former Somerset bowler Mark Davis spotted him, and he was quickly signed by the county. He represented South Africa in the Under-19s World Cup in Sri Lanka, and won a Man of the Match award in the game against USA for his innings of 80 off just 66 balls.

Early Somerset career

Kieswetter impressed throughout 2006, scoring 245 runs at an average of over 40 for Somerset Second...
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