Craig Wishart

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Craig Wishart
Personal information
Full nameCraig Brian Wishart
Born (1974-01-09) 9 January 1974 (age 45)
Salisbury, Rhodesia
BattingRight-hand bat
BowlingRight-arm offbreak
International information
National side
Test debut (cap 29)13 October 1995 v South Africa
Last Test15 August 2005 v New Zealand
ODI debut (cap 44)26 August 1996 v Australia
Last ODI24 August 2005 v New Zealand
Domestic team information
Career statistics
Competition Test ODIs
Matches 27 90
Runs scored 1,098 1,719
Batting average 22.40 23.22
100s/50s 1/5 2/5
Top score 114 172*
Balls bowled 12
Bowling average
5 wickets in innings
10 wickets in match n/a
Best bowling
Catches/stumpings 15/- 26/-
Source: Cricinfo, 11 February 2017

Craig Brian Wishart (born 9 January 1974) is a former Zimbabwean cricketer, who played Tests and ODIs for 10 years. He played domestic cricket for Mashonaland and Midlands as well as the Zimbabwean national team.

Currently he is self-employed in Zimbabwe and plays social cricket there.

International career[edit]

Wishart made his Test debut in 1995 in Harare, he has a Test record batting score of 114, with a 22.40 batting average, and a one-day record batting score of 172 not out, achieved against Namibia in the 2003 Cricket World Cup,[1] the sixth highest in World Cup history and the highest scored by a Zimbabwean player in ODIs.[2][3]

Wishart retired in 2005, citing "stress from the problems in local cricket", and was one of a number of senior internationals to announce their retirements in protest of the local governing body's controversial decisions during the early 2000s.[4]


  1. ^ "The perils of captaincy". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 14 January 2019.
  2. ^ "Zimbabwe beat Namibia and the weather". Cricinfo. 10 February 2003.
  3. ^ "Wishart inspires Zimbabwe victory". Daily Telegraph. 10 February 2003.
  4. ^ "Wishart quits as problems grow". Cricinfo. 30 September 2005.

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