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Darren Gough

Key facts

Full Name: Darren Gough
Born: September 18 1970 , Monk Bretton, Barnsley, Yorkshire
County: Yorkshire
Other teams: Essex, England
Test debut: v New Zealand, 1994
ODI debut: v New Zealand, 1994
Batting Style: Right Hand Bat
Bowling Style: Right Arm Fast

Biography

Many thought that the cricket world had seen the last of Darren Gough after a series of injuries, the worst of which was a knee problem which required three operations. But the larger-than-life Yorkshireman bounced back to the top level and competed in the NatWest Challenge against Pakistan in 2003 and then the NatWest Series against Zimbabwe and South Africa. He retired from Test cricket in 2003, which must have been a hard decision to make for a man who had taken 229 wickets in 58 matches. Gough was equally prolific in the one-day game and added much-needed experience to England’s at...

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