Full Name Sourav Ganguly
Born July 8, 1972
Calcutta, Bengal
Age 45 Years, 4 Months, 16 Days
National Side India
Batting Style Left Handed
Bowling Right-arm medium
Teams Played India, Asia XI, East Zone, Glamorgan, India A, India B, India Green, Indian Inv XI, India Seniors, Lancashire, Northamptonshire, Rest of India, Kolkata, India, Bengal, Pune, Sachins Blasters
Man of the Match Test - 6, ODI - 31, World Cup - 4, IPL - 5,
Career Span [Test, 1996 - 2008], [ODI, 1992 - 2007], [World Cup, 1999 - 2007], [IPL, 2008 - 2012],

After Mohd Azharuddin and Ajay Jadeja were found guilty of match-fixing in 2000, Indian cricket was in dire straits. Against this suspicious and unfriendly backdrop, Sourav Ganguly was made captain and the stylish West Bengal batsman didn’t disappoint and played a big role in bringing Indian cricket out of the black hole it had found itself in.

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Sourav Ganguly Overall Stats

Batting & Fielding Performance

  M I N/O R HS 100s 50s 4s 6s Avg S/R Ct St
Test 113 188 17 7212 239 v PAK 16 35 900 57 42.17 51.25 71 0
ODI 311 300 23 11363 183 v SL 22 72 1122 190 41.02 73.70 100 0
World Cup 21 21 3 1006 183 v SL 4 3 79 25 55.88 77.50 1 0
IPL 59 56 3 1349 91 v HYD 0 7 137 42 25.45 106.80 22 0

Bowling Performance

  I O M R W Best 3w 5w Avg E/R S/R
Test 99 519.3 110 1681 32 3/28 v AUS 2 0 52.53 3.23 97.40
ODI 171 760.1 30 3849 100 5/16 v PAK 8 2 38.49 5.06 45.61
World Cup 13 62 1 305 10 3/22 v ZIM 2 0 30.50 4.91 37.20
IPL 20 46 0 363 10 2/21 v BLR 0 0 36.30 7.89 27.60

Sourav Ganguly Profile

After Mohd Azharuddin and Ajay Jadeja were found guilty of match-fixing in 2000, Indian cricket was in dire straits. Against this suspicious and unfriendly backdrop, Sourav Ganguly was made captain and the stylish West Bengal batsman didn’t disappoint and played a big role in bringing Indian cricket out of the black hole it had found itself in.


Four years after featuring in an ODI in Australia, Ganguly enjoyed a great Test debut in 1996 as he scored back-to-back tons at Lord’s and Trent Bridge. He went on to have great success in both Test and ODI cricket and captained India to the 2003 World Cup final, a rare 1-1 draw in Tests in Australia and an away Test series win against Pakistan in 2004.


There was a time when Ganguly consistently outdid the great Sachin Tendulkar as far as scoring big and important runs in ODIs was concerned. He was the third player to complete 10,000 runs in ODIs after Tendulkar and Inzamam-ul-Haq, and could hit the left-arm spinners out of the park at will. His off-side play was so attractive and dominant that Rahul David was moved to say that “on the offside first there is god, then Dada”.


Ganguly retired in November 2008 after the Test series against Australia but really his contribution goes beyond runs and wickets, which he took quite a few. The fact he instilled the killer instinct in Indian players of his time and who in their turn passed it on to the next generation is something that will keep him forever in the hearts of Indian cricket fans.

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