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Sourav Ganguly

Sourav Ganguly

Age 51IndiaINDIA
Left Handed Batsman

Regarded as one of India’s most successful captains in modern times, Sourav Ganguly will be best remembered for his elegant cricketing style and vast contribution to cricket in India in a career spanning around 15 long years. He was not only India's most successful overseas Test captain, but also ensured he infuse an unknown term in Indian cricket - aggression. The 2003 World Cup final would always be his biggest achievement where most of the critics did not give India much chance.


The “Prince of Kolkata” went on to become one of the greatest ODI batsmen of all time, although his career halted at intervals. He became an effective Test captain, carving a bunch of young and talented players into a winning unit. His stroke play was a combination of grace and precision, and his domination on the off-side masked him as the “God of off side”. While his critics opined that he was unable to face bouncers, others were amazed by his marvelous ability to galvanize the field on the off side with crystal clear precision. Together with Sachin Tendulkar, he formed one of the most damaging opening pairs in ODI cricket history. However, he was always under the hammer for his lack of fitness and athleticism.


“Dada” as he is fondly known, took over as the captain of the Indian team at a time when the game of cricket was disrupted with match-fixing allegations in 2000. Ganguly emerged as a tough, able and an adamant leader, who took his team to miraculous heights, winning Test matches away from home. India continued to be on the winning streak right till the 2003 ICC Cricket World Cup finals. Soon after, his career saw a downfall as the loss of his personal form coincided with India’s bland ODI performances and a new leader arrived in the form of Rahul Dravid. A fallout with Greg Chappell, the coach he himself suggested to the BCCI resulted and it looked like that was it. Surprisingly, he made a splendid comeback after being axed from captaincy and continued his prolific scoring in Test cricket. The “Maharaja” finally retired from international cricket in 2008 after playing his last Test against Australia at home.


Post retirement, Ganguly continued to play cricket for his state team, Bengal and also signed up with Kolkata in 2008 for the Indian T20 League. He represented the franchise till 2010, but was, shockingly left out of the 2011 auctions as none of the franchises bid for him; until Pune signed him in place of an injured Ashish Nehra. The following year, he led his franchise in absence of regular skipper Yuvraj Singh, and also became the mentor of his team. Dada soon took to commentary as well. He still remains an integral part of Indian cricket, serving as a member of the Cricket Advisory Committee.

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Teams
  • IndiaIndia
  • defaultAsia XI
  • defaultEast Zone
  • defaultGlamorgan
  • defaultIndia A
  • defaultIndia B
  • defaultIndia Green
  • defaultIndian Inv XI
  • defaultIndia Seniors
  • defaultLancashire
  • defaultNorthamptonshire
  • defaultRest of India
  • Kolkata Knight RidersKolkata Knight Riders
  • India Under-19India Under-19
  • defaultBengal
  • defaultPune Warriors India
  • defaultSachins Blasters
  • defaultIndia Maharajas

Match Results

Sourav Ganguly Statistics

Debut
India vs West Indies on Jan 11, 1992
Last
India vs Pakistan on Nov 15, 2007
Debut
India vs England on Jun 20, 1996
Last
India vs Australia on Nov 06, 2008
Debut
Kolkata Knight Riders vs Royal Challengers Bangalore on Apr 18, 2008
Last
Pune Warriors India vs Kolkata Knight Riders on May 19, 2012

Sourav Ganguly Batting Records

MatR50s100sAvgS/R
31111363722241.0273.70
Highest Runs183
Balls Faced158
On DateMay 26, 99
AgainstSri LankaSL

Sourav Ganguly Bowling Records

MatOWAvgS/REco
311760.110038.4945.615.06
Wickets Taken5
Runs16
On DateSep 18, 97
AgainstPakistanPAK

Sourav Ganguly Fielding Records

CatchesStumpingsRun Outs
100016
Mat: Matches, R: Runs, W: Wickets, O: Overs, S/R: Strike Rate, Eco: Economy Rate, Avg: Average

Sourav Ganguly Batting Records

MatR50s100sAvgS/R
1137212351642.1751.25
Highest Runs239
Balls Faced361
On DateDec 08, 07
AgainstPakistanPAK

Sourav Ganguly Bowling Records

MatOWAvgS/REco
113519.33252.5397.403.23
Wickets Taken3
Runs28
On DateMar 18, 98
AgainstAustraliaAUS

Sourav Ganguly Fielding Records

CatchesStumpingsRun Outs
7103
Mat: Matches, R: Runs, W: Wickets, O: Overs, S/R: Strike Rate, Eco: Economy Rate, Avg: Average

Sourav Ganguly Batting Records

MatR50s100sAvgS/R
5913497025.45106.80
Highest Runs91
Balls Faced57
On DateMay 11, 08
AgainstDeccan ChargersDCH

Sourav Ganguly Bowling Records

MatOWAvgS/REco
59461036.3027.607.89
Wickets Taken2
Runs21
On DateApr 18, 08
AgainstRoyal Challengers BangaloreRCB

Sourav Ganguly Fielding Records

CatchesStumpingsRun Outs
2201
Mat: Matches, R: Runs, W: Wickets, O: Overs, S/R: Strike Rate, Eco: Economy Rate, Avg: Average
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