Sourav Ganguly

Sourav Ganguly
Full Name:Sourav Ganguly
Date of birth:08 / 07 / 1972
Role:Batsman
Batting style:Left-hand
Bowling style:Right arm medium

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Career summary

- Test debut v England at Lord's - June 1996

- ODI debut v West Indies at Brisbane - January 1992

- Sourav Ganguly is a left-handed batsman and a right-handed medium-pace bowler.

- Ganguly's talent was first noticed when he scored a century in his Test debut against England at Lord's in 1996, becoming the third person ever to score a century on their debut at Lord's, he then followed that with a century in his second Test.

- Sourav scored 183 against Sri Lanka at Taunton in the 1999 cricket World Cup, the highest by an Indian in World Cup cricket.

- Became captain in 2000.

- Led India to the World Cup Final in 2003 where they were beaten by Australia.

- Is the only Indian captain to win both the one-day and Test series in Pakistan.

- Was left out of the side for a period when a loss of form coincided to differences with coach Greg Chappell and did not play ODI cricket for over a year before returning in the build-up to the 2007 World Cup.

- Scored his first double century v Pakistan at Bangalore in December 2007.

- Last ODI v Pakistan at Gwalior in November 2007.

- Led the Kolkata Knight Riders during inaugural IPL in 2008.

- Announced his retirement from interantional cricket in October and scored 85 and 0 in his final Test v Australia at Nagpur.

March 2010

Test Matches

Batting
Career Span:1996-2008
Matches:113
Innings:188
Not Outs:17
Runs:7212
Highest Score:239
Average:42.18
50s:35
100s:16
Ducks:13
Pairs:0
Caught Out:114
Stumped Out:4
Bowling
Innings Bowled:99
Overs:519.3
Maidens:109
Runs Conceded:1681
Wickets:32
5 Wicket Innings:0
10 Wicket Innings:0
Average:52.53
Economy Rate:3.24
Best bowling in Innings:3/28

ODI Matches

Batting
Career Span:1992-2007
Matches:313
Innings:302
Not Outs:21
Runs:11483
Highest Score:183
Average:41.16
50s:73
100s:22
Ducks:16
Pairs:0
Caught Out:185
Stumped Out:11
Bowling
Innings Bowled:172
Overs:763.1
Maidens:29
Runs Conceded:3863
Wickets:100
5 Wicket Innings:2
10 Wicket Innings:0
Average:38.63
Economy Rate:5.06
Best bowling in Innings:5/16