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Full Name  Craig Douglas McMillan
Born  (1976-09-13) 13 September 1976 (age 38)
Birth Place  Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
Role  Batsman
Name  Craig McMillan
Relations  JM McMillan (cousin)
Number  10 (New Zealand national cricket team)
National team   New Zealand
Batting style  Right-handed
Bowling style  Right arm medium

Craig McMillan (Cricketer)
Competition Test ODI FC LA
Matches 55 197 138 323
Runs scored 3,116 4,707 7,817 8,391
Batting average 38.46 28.18 39.28 30.96
100s/50s 6/19 3/28 16/42 12/42
Top score 142 117 * 125
Balls bowled 2,502 1,879 6,572 3,597
Wickets 28 49 88 103
Bowling average 44.89 35.04 35.98 30.09
5 wickets in innings 0 0 1 1
10 wickets in match 0 n/a 0 n/a
Best bowling 3/48 3/20 6/71 5/38
Catches/stumpings 22/– 44/– 58/– 88/–

Craig Douglas McMillan (born 13 September 1976) is a former New Zealand international cricketer at Test, One Day International and Twenty20 level. He was a right-handed batsman and useful right-arm medium pace bowler and played for Canterbury in New Zealand first-class cricket. He also played English county cricket for Hampshire and Gloucestershire.


He is currently the New Zealand batting coach and has had stints in the media as a commentator for Sky Network Television and the IPL and Star Cricket.

Craig mcmillan reflects on his life of cricket thusfar

Playing style

Craig McMillan (Cricketer) playing cricket

His batting is often characterised by innovation and improvisation, notably with a "square on" stance, which he sometimes uses in One-day Internationals when he is premeditating a big hit to the legside. His medium pace bowling is characterised by an extremely high proportion of bouncers – highly belligerent for a part-time medium pace bowler.

His teammates call him "Gladiator" because of his resemblance to actor Russell Crowe especially his appearance in the movie Gladiator.


He announced his retirement on 17 October 2007 after a Twenty20 tournament wherein he was New Zealands leading run-scorer with 163 runs at an average of 40.75 and a strike-rate of 181. Citing personal reasons and health problems as contributing factors, McMillan said he wanted to go out on a high. He had joined the Indian Cricket League, and was the captain of the Kolkata Tigers till the eventual disbanding of the league.


Craig McMillan Wikipedia

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