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Brad Hodge

Key facts

Full Name: Bradley John Hodge
Born: December 29 1974 , Sandringham, Victoria
County: Leicestershire
Other teams: Australia, Durham, Lancashire
Test debut: Australia v West Indies, Hobart, Nov 17-21 2005
ODI debut: New Zealand v Australia, Auckland, Dec 3 2005
Batting Style: Right Hand Bat
Bowling Style: Right Arm Off Break

Biography

Hodge is an an elegant right-handed batsman who has entertained crowds both in England and his native Australia with a flair for making big scores.He was originally thrust into the limelight as an 18-year-old with Australian state side Victoria in 1993/94, following an exodus of many of the team's star players.Many players at that age would have crumbled under the pressure of expectation, but Hodge shone and compiled nearly 1,000 runs in his first season.He suffered dips in form over the next few years but in 2001/02 was back to his very best, sharing the Pura Cup Player of the Season award...

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