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Graeme Smith Info

Full NameGraeme Craig Smith
Date of BirthFebruary 1, 1981
Place of BirthJohannesburg, Transvaal Province, South Africa
Height6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Other Names / Nick NamesBiff
Batting styleLeft-handed
Bowling styleRight arm off break
Roleopener, occasional off spinner, South African captain
National sideSouth Africa
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 I did read a report that there were issues with the set-up of the cameras, which obviously isn't ideal, and there has been a lot of scepticism about the last bit of the ball-tracking. But DRS has become an integral part of the game, it's great for the fans and I can't imagine playing without it, 
— Graeme Smith about DRS after their New Zealand tour / March 29, 2012
 We've had so much wonderful support and the energy around the country has been terrific. We'll get on the plane today knowing that there are a lot of people behind us, and knowing that we represent those people, and hopefully we can do them proud. 
— Graeme Smith gets huge support before leaving to India for the World Cup 2011 / February 08, 2011
 As an international sportsman, pressure is a part of your life, whether it's walking down the street or walking out to bat. If we can play some good cricket upfront and get some confidence going, hopefully this team can achieve some great things. 
— Graeme Smith on handling pressure in the World Cup / February 08, 2011
 In 2007 we went there with the expectation of winning the tournament, and put ourselves under so much pressure. Yes, you have to want to win the World Cup and that has to be your mindset, otherwise, what's the point of going there. But we are much more relaxed in terms of the way we want to do things, and we want to take it step by step. Reaching the final is the goal, obviously, but we won't be approaching every game and every day looking too far ahead. We are certainly more relaxed about it than we have been in the past. 
— Graeme Smith saying South Africa is better prepared for the World Cup this time than in 2007 / February 07, 2011
 AB will be starting with the gloves in the limited-overs matches. There is a new selection committee and a few new ideas. We only have something like 15 ODIs before we get to India for the World Cup, so we have to make every one of them count. 
— Graeme Smith saying AB de Villiers will play the role of wicket keeper batsman in the 2 T20I's and 5 One day internationals against West Indies / May 19, 2010

 When a guy [like Boucher] has played over 300 ODIs you are always going to miss that experience. He has been a talisman of the side for a long period of time now. He has been part of a core group of senior players who have performed regularly. The selectors have taken the decision now to look ahead at some new options, and certainly having AB keep allows you one or two extra options in the line-up. Andrew Hudson has arrived here today and we will sit down together and select the team for the game. 
— Graeme Smith saying AB de Villiers will replace Mark Boucher as keeper for the limited over matches in the tour of West Indies / May 19, 2010
 The team has taken a lot of flak back home and rightly so. We have got to take responsibility for that. The team has really worked hard in the last few days we have had here in Antigua, and it is up to the team to perform well here and regain face with the public back home. We have got a few new players who have arrived here and they will provide fresh impetus and momentum. Confidence is an important thing and we need to start the West Indies tour strongly. 
— Graeme Smith saying South African cricket team has a point to prove after their poor performance in the T20 World Cup / May 19, 2010
 Find it amazing that kepler can sit and say should have picked a younger squad when he was 1 of the selectors who chose it!unbelievable! 
— Graeme Smith on his twitter page at the criticism by Kepler Wessels / May 14, 2010
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 Atleast we own up to playing poorly.but all these so called experts/ex players im not sure I see a winners medal hanging round there necks! 
— Graeme Smith on his twitter page at the criticism by former South African players on the poor performance of their team in the Twenty20 World Cup / May 14, 2010
 We have played against India a little bit of late and with a lot of our guys involved in the Indian Premier League, we have first hand knowledge of a lot of their players 
— Graeme Smith saying playing in IPL gave his players first hand knowledge of Indian players / May 01, 2010

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