Garnett Kruger is a right handed batsman and right arm medium fast bowler from South Africa who has played for teams like South Africa, Lions, Leicestershire, Gauteng, Eastern Province and Eastern Province B. He can display effortless pace and astonish the batsman with a bouncer.
In 1997/98 Kruger debuted in first class cricket. So far he has appeared in 88 first class matches in which he has bowled 15335 deliveries and has conceded 8635 runs. His bowling average has been 29.67, economy has been 3.37 and strike rate 52.6 His best bowling figures in an innings is 8 wickets for 112 runs. He has batted in 109 innings and has scored 891 runs at a batting average of 11.27 with the highest score of 58. He has hit 2 half centuries and has taken 20 catches.
Kruger played his first List A match in 1999-2000 season. In 114 List A matches he has bowled 5047 deliveries and has given away 4031 runs at a bowling average of 25.51, economy of 4.79 and strike rate of 31.9. In these matches he took 18 catches and has scored 115 runs.
On 15 January 2006 Kruger played his first One day International against Australia at Brisbane. In the 3 One dayers he has played Kruger has taken 2 wickets while bowling 138 deliveries at a bowling average of 69.50, economy of 6.04 and strike rate of 69. He has also taken 1 catch during these matches.
Kruger has taken 291 wickets in first class cricket and 158 wickets in List A cricket.