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Updated on May 12th 2024, 10:54:02 am

Sourav Ganguly vs Matthew Hoggard Head to Head and Memorable Encounters

Matthew Hoggard has bowled 117 balls to Sourav Ganguly in Test Cricket. Sourav has made 61 runs and he has been dismissed 2 times. A look at their head to head and memorable encounters.

Sourav Ganguly has had multiple rivalries with different bowlers. He did not even consider left arm spinners as bowlers. However in 2002, there was this legendary rivalry that he had against Matthew Hoggard from England. The year 2002 was famous for Sourav Ganguly vs Matthew Hoggard. They had some epic battles in both Test Cricket and ODI Cricket.

Sourav Ganguly

Sourav Ganguly is one of the best Indian batters to ever play international cricket. He is also one of the best left handed batters to have played cricket. He has played 113 Test Matches for India. He has scored 7212 runs at an average of 42.18. He has made 16 hundreds in Test Cricket along with 1 double hundred. He has also played in 311 ODIs for India in which he has made 11363 Runs. He has made these runs at a good average of 41.03. He has hit 22 hundreds in ODI Cricket. He has made 18,500+ international runs and 38 hundreds. Take a look here at Best innings of Sourav Ganguly

Matthew Hoggard

Matthew Hoggard has been one of the most underrated English bowlers of the last 20 years. He has done very well especially In Test Cricket. He has played 67 Test Matches for England. He has taken 248 Wickets at an average of 30.50. He has taken 7 Five Wicket Hauls and 1 time he has taken 10 wickets in a Test Match. He has also played in 26 ODIs and has played 32 Wickets. A look here at Best Bowling Performances of Matthew Hoggard

Head to Head

Matthew Hoggard has bowled 117 balls to Sourav Ganguly in Test Cricket. Sourav has made 61 runs and he has been dismissed 2 times. 

In ODI Cricket, Sourav Ganguly has faced 66 balls from Matthew Hoggard and he has made 50 runs while being dismissed once.

Memorable Encounters

  • Their first Memorable Encounter was in 2002 in the Test Series. It was in the second innings of the first test match. Sourav Ganguly was dismissed first ball by Matthew Hoggard who got him out LBW. England won the Test Match by 170 runs.

  • Their next Memorable Encounter was in the 2nd Test Match of the 2002 series. It was in the first innings. Sourav Ganguly made a brilliant 68 runs. Matthew Hoggard got him out caught. He bowled 59 balls out of the 149 that Sourav Ganguly faced in this innings.

  • In ODI Cricket their memorable Encounter happened in 2002 as well. It was in the second ODI and Matthew Hoggard got Sourav Ganguly out for 14 runs. He bowled 5 balls to him in this innings. England won this match by 16 Runs


Also Read: List of Records Held by Sourav Ganguly