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Home » Team Profiles » South Africa » Graeme Smith

Graeme Smith

Full name Graeme Craig Smith

Born February 1, 1981, Johannesburg, Transvaal

Current age 25 years 93 days

Major teams South Africa, Africa XI, Gauteng, Hampshire Cricket Board, ICC World XI, Somerset, Western Province

Batting style Left-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm offbreak

Graeme Smith became the youngest ever captain of the South African cricket team in 2003. he was just 22 years old when he took over from Shaun Pollock following the disastrous World Cup campaign. He proved his mettle during the tour of England in 2003, when Smith scored back-to-back Test double-centuries - a national-record 277 at Edgbaston, and a match-winning 259 at Lord's - to put his side in firm command of the five-Test series. He rose to the highest level scoring a half-century on his Test debut. During the test series against West Indies in 2005, he scored on three consecutive hundreds, and became the first captain since 1977 to finish a Caribbean tour without losing a game. He recently captained South Africa to a thrilling 3-2 one-day series win over Australia at home in perhaps the greatest matches of all.

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