Craig Kieswetter Biography

Craig Kieswetter was born on 28th of November in the year 1987. He has got a Scottish and South African heritage. Craig took birth in Johannesburg. His father was an Afrikaner while his mother was from Scotland. So he is said to be a mixture of Africa and Scotland. He was born and brought up in South Africa. Craig was sent to Diocesan College which is situated in Cape Town for completing his educations. Cricket and studies went hand in hand in his life.

Since childhood, Craig was very much attracted towards the sport of cricket. At a very young age, he started playing the sport. He started playing the game of cricket for the Western Province at the age of 13 years and continued till he was 18 years old. He had certain problems with the Western Province squad. The authority said that he was no yet ready for playing and must play the club cricket for at least two to three years.

Craig Kieswetter made his mind that anyhow he will prove himself. He finally decided to move to England and pursue the particular sport as his profession. He completed his A level degree form Millfield. When he was studying in Millfield, he was spotted by Mark Davis, the former bowler from Somerset, who quickly signed him for the county cricket.

Craig then started his county cricket career as Somerset player. His debut in the county cricket took place in the year 2007. At that time he has gained quite lot experiences about the particular sport of cricket and has represented the Under 19 World Cup team from South Africa. In the under 19 World Cup which took place in Sri Lanka, he even achieved a man of the match award in the match which was played against USA. In this particular match he played a wonder innings of 88 of just out of 66 balls. Craig was gaining quite popularity in the county cricket.

In the beginning of the year 2010, Craig Kieswetter was successful in drawing the attentions of the national selectors of the England Cricket team squad. In the end of the January month of that particular year he got a call in the England camp. Just after 2 weeks of this call, he was included in the playing eleven of the England cricket team and made his debut in the international match which took place in February 2010.

Craig Kieswetter is regarded as a hard hitting batsman. He has the batting style that looks the batting style of Kevin Pietersen. He is capable hitting random sixes and boundaries to any bowlers. He can plays both play spin and pace bowling. Craig plays with quite a lot of power. Off side is his favorite side. But, he is capable of playing shots on any sides. From his high bat lift batting style, it could be well understood that he has got the South African origin in him.

Craig Kieswetter generally opens with the bat from England. He is capable of batting at any numbers.

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