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Sourav Ganguly

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Full Name: Sourav Chandidas Ganguly
Born: July 8 1972 , Calcutta (now Kolkata), Bengal
County: Northamptonshire
Other teams: India, ACC Asian XI, Bengal, Glamorgan, Lancashire
Batting Style: Left-hand bat
Bowling Style: Right-arm medium


Considered one of India’s most successful Test captains, Ganguly is an intuitive and uncompromising leader of men who is renowned for his attacking strokeplay and steely determination to win. In 1996 he scored a scintillating century at Lord’s that kick-started his career and that coincided with an upturn in fortunes for the national team. Later that same year he was promoted to the top of the order for one-day internationals and, along with Sachin Tendulkar, formed one of the most destructive opening partnerships in history. When he took over the captaincy in 2000 he quickly proved to...

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