Craig Kieswetter answered questions from the Port Elizabeth media today after being signed to play in the T20 tournament for the Chevrolet Warriors.
Kieswetter (who turns 27 on 28 November 2014) is an English cricketer of South African and Scottish heritage. He is a wicket-keeper batsman. A product of Bishops he began his career with the South Africa Under-19s, and began playing county cricket for Somerset in 2007. He made his full international debut in February 2010, just over two weeks after qualifying to play for England.
Craig, who has been signed to the Chevrolet Warriors team, is described as an aggresive batsman to which I can attest after one of his shots hit the net which I was mistakenly standing behind and smashed into my wrist today – blood and pain! Welcome to Port Elizabeth Craig!
Kieswetter is one of six international players signed to various South African franchises ahead of the Ram Slam T20 Challenge which starts in Johannesburg on Sunday.
The other five cricketers are all West Indian – Kieron Pollard (Cobras), Dwayne Bravo (Dolphins), Andre Russell (Knights), Chris Gayle (Lions) and Darren Sammy (Titans).
Craig will open the batting and take over the wicket keeping role from Davy Jacobs for the T20 Challenge which starts with Saturday’s Triple Header with Knights v Warriors (10:00am), Cape Cobras v Titans (2:00pm) and Lions v Dolphins (6:00pm).