Craig Douglas McMillan

New Zealand Craig Douglas McMillan

Plays for New Zealand
Age 41 years 36 days
Born September 13, 1976, Christchurch, Canterbury
Batting Style Right-hand bat
Bowling Style Right-arm medium
Craig McMillan found himself on the outer after the 2003 World Cup but worked his way back into New Zealand's ODI side just in time to earn selection for the 2007 tournament in the Caribbean. It was quite a shift after McMillan was dumped at the end of 2005 and began looking for other employment opportunities - including as a salesman. But he regained his limited-overs place for the home series against Sri Lanka in December 2006 and strong performances at the CB Series in Australia, followed by a New Zealand record 67-ball ODI century in the Chappell-Hadlee Trophy, ensured his ticket to the World Cup. McMillan impressed with bat and ball in his comeback, which was timely as New Zealand searched for all-round options with injuries to the likes of Scott Styris and Jacob Oram. McMillan, a player who had been gifted international selection from the age of 21, began his career productively and in March 2001 he took a world record 26 runs off one Younis Khan over in a Test against Pakistan at Hamilton. His destructive batting perhaps promised more than he delivered, however, and he was forced to test his resolve when overlooked for a tour of Sri Lanka in 2003. McMillan returned with 83 not out and an unbeaten century in India in 2003-04 to cement his Test spot but 18 months later lost it again and was views as purely a limited-overs option. His World Cup was useful without being outstanding but he was New Zealand's leading run-scorer at the ICC World Twenty20. It was to be his final international tournament, as he announced his retirement at the age of 31 in October 2007. He joined the ICL soon after, captained the Royal Bengal Tigers, quit the league in 2009 and signed a one-year contract with Canterbury. Brydon Coverdale July 2009
Major Teams Affiliated With
New Zealand Canterbury Gloucestershire
Hampshire Kolkata Tigers

Batting Performance - as in the API

League 50 100 St Ct 6s 4s Ave HS Runs NO Inns Mat
listA 43 12 0 89 30.86 125 8457 32 306 326
firstClass 42 16 0 58 39.28 168* 7817 27 226 138
T20Is 1 0 0 3 14 8 31.16 57 187 1 7 8
ODIs 28 3 0 44 84 373 28.18 117 4707 16 183 197
tests 19 6 0 22 54 367 38.46 142 3116 10 91 55

Bowling Performance - as in the API

League 10 5w 4w Econ Ave BBM BBI Wkts Runs Balls Inns Mat
listA 0 1 1 5.18 29.79 5/38 5/38 106 3158 3651 326
firstClass 0 1 2.89 35.98 6/71 88 3167 6572 138
T20Is - - - - - - - - - - - 8
ODIs 0 0 0 5.48 35.04 3/20 3/20 49 1717 1879 74 197
tests 0 0 0 3.01 44.89 3/48 3/48 28 1257 2502 50 55
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