Courtney Kruger

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Courtney Kruger
Personal information
Full name Courtney Keith Kruger
Born (1988-02-18) 18 February 1988 (age 30)
South Africa
Batting Right-handed
Role Batsman
International information
National side
ODI debut 24 June 2008 v Pakistan
Last ODI 25 June 2008 v India
Career statistics
Competition ODIs List A T20
Matches 2 9 9
Runs scored 3 44 36
Batting average 1.50 4.88 6.00
100s/50s 0/0 0/0 0/0
Top score 3 18 20
Balls bowled
Wickets
Bowling average
5 wickets in innings
10 wickets in match
Best bowling
Catches/stumpings 0/– 2/– 0/–
Source: CricketArchive, 01 February 2014

Courtney Keith Kruger (born 18 February 1988) is a South African-born batsman who has played two One Day Internationals for Hong Kong.

Kruger made his One Day International debut in the 2008 Asia Cup, playing in Hong Kong's games against Pakistan and India, but scored just 0 and 3.

Cricket career

International

Courtney Kruger made his Hong Kong debut in 2004, aged sixteen, after finding moderate success in the ACC Fast Track Tournament,[1] playing only one of Hong Kong's matches as they finished second behind the United Arab Emirates. He had to wait almost two years for his next cap, which came to him in the 2006 Trophy,[2] where he played in all of Hong Kong's matches in their run to the final, earning Hong Kong their second Asia Cup appearance. Kruger himself had little impact with the team but he was being talked about as a leadership prospect already.

His World Cricket League debut came in the 2007 Division Three tournament[3] in the north of Australia. He scored his first, and so far only, international half-century against Italy in Darwin,[4] anchoring his team's winning total of 195. In the next edition of Division Three, 2011, Kruger began to realise his potential with a brace of 40s against Oman and Denmark[5] in victories that contributed to their promotion to Division Two, which carried List A status.[6]

In his Hong Kong career, Kruger has represented his country in 54 internationals, as well as seven non-internationals against historic English club sides, and the Sri Lanka colts. He has a total of 466 international runs, with a highest score of 50 against Italy in 2007.[7]

As well as full internationals, Kruger was also a regular in the Hong Kong Under-17 and Under-19 teams.[8] He made his Under-19 debut before representing the Under-17s[9][10] and was only fifteen years of age at the time. He was a part of the same group of players that contained Hong Kong mainstays Irfan Ahmed, Nadeem Ahmed and Jamie Atkinson, a golden generation of Hong Kong home-grown talent.

Illness

In November 2007, Kruger was travelling home from representing Hong Kong at the ACC Twenty20 when he complained of debilitating headaches.[11] When he returned to Hong Kong, doctors discovered an abscess in his brain.[12] To relieve the pressure, half of Kruger's skull had to be removed for three months; he was bedridden for six. Incredibly, he recovered to make his ODI debut against Pakistan in June 2008.

References

  1. ^ https://cricketarchive.com/Archive/Events/5/Asian_Cricket_Council_Fast_Track_Countries_Tournament_2004.html
  2. ^ https://cricketarchive.com/Archive/Events/5/Asian_Cricket_Council_Trophy_2006.html
  3. ^ https://cricketarchive.com/Archive/Events/6/ICC_World_Cricket_League_Division_Three_2007.html
  4. ^ https://cricketarchive.com/Archive/Scorecards/122/122314.html
  5. ^ https://cricketarchive.com/Archive/Events/14/ICC_World_Cricket_League_Division_Three_2010-11.html
  6. ^ https://cricketarchive.com/Archive/Events/14/ICC_World_Cricket_League_Division_Two_2011.html
  7. ^ https://cricketarchive.com/Archive/Scorecards/122/122314.html
  8. ^ https://cricketarchive.com/cgi-bin/player_oracle_reveals_results1.cgi
  9. ^ https://cricketarchive.com/Archive/Scorecards/77/77467.html
  10. ^ https://cricketarchive.com/Archive/Scorecards/101/101648.html
  11. ^ http://www.scmp.com/article/735133/alvin-sallay
  12. ^ http://www.scmp.com/article/735133/alvin-sallay

External links

  • Player Profile on ESPNCricinfo
  • Player Profile on CricketArchive
Retrieved from "https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Courtney_Kruger&oldid=878720980"
This content was retrieved from Wikipedia : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Courtney_Kruger
This page is based on the copyrighted Wikipedia article "Courtney Kruger"; it is used under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License (CC-BY-SA). You may redistribute it, verbatim or modified, providing that you comply with the terms of the CC-BY-SA