Sourav Chandidas Ganguly

India Sourav Chandidas Ganguly

Plays for India
Age 45 years 112 days
Born July 8, 1972, Calcutta (now Kolkata), Bengal
Batting Style Left-hand bat
Bowling Style Right-arm medium
Some felt he couldn't play the bouncer, others swore that he was God on the off-side; some laughed at his lack of athleticism, others took immense pride in his ability to galvanise a side. Sourav Ganguly's ability to polarise opinion led to one of the most fascinating dramas in Indian cricket. Yet, nobody can dispute that he was India's most successful Test captain - forging a winning unit from a bunch of talented, but directionless, individuals - and nobody can argue about him being one of the greatest one-day batsmen of all time. Despite being a batsman who combined grace with surgical precision in his strokeplay, his career had spluttered to a standstill before being resurrected by a scintillating hundred on debut at Lord's in 1996. Later that year, he was promoted to the top of the order in ODIs and, along with Sachin Tendulkar, formed one of the most destructive opening pairs in history.
Major Teams Affiliated With
India Asia XI Bengal
East Zone Glamorgan India Under-19s
Kolkata Knight Riders Lancashire Marylebone Cricket Club
Northamptonshire Pune Warriors

Batting Performance - as in the API

League 50 100 St Ct 6s 4s Ave HS Runs NO Inns Mat
listA 97 31 0 131 41.32 183 15622 43 421 437
firstClass 89 33 0 168 44.18 239 15687 44 399 254
ODIs 72 22 0 100 190 1122 41.02 183 11363 23 300 311
tests 35 16 0 71 57 900 42.17 239 7212 17 188 113

Bowling Performance - as in the API

League 10 5w 4w Econ Ave BBM BBI Wkts Runs Balls Inns Mat
listA 0 2 4 4.86 38.86 5/16 5/16 171 6646 8199 437
firstClass 0 4 3.29 36.52 6/46 167 6099 11108 254
ODIs 0 2 1 5.06 38.49 5/16 5/16 100 3849 4561 171 311
tests 0 0 0 3.23 52.53 3/37 3/28 32 1681 3117 99 113
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