IND Vs AUS: Debut against Team India.. Utter flop in first match itself.. If cut.. World Cup ‘Champion’!

India Vs Australia

There are few left arm wrist spinners in cricket. Australian spinner Brad Hogg was named as Amazing Bowler in that list. He threatened the opposition batsmen with his spin. Googly, flipper, slow ball… Brad Hogg has given his team many wonderful victories with the magic of spin. Today, February 6th, is Brad Haugh’s birthday. Let’s have a look at his records.

Brad Hogg, who started his first-class career as a left-handed batsman, played domestic cricket for Western Australia. At that time, Brad Hogg, who was practicing in the nets one day, impressed the coach of the bowling team, Tony Mann. So he became a spin bowler. And then he became known as the best left arm wrist bowler on the world stage.

Failed in debut..

Brad Hogg played his first international for Australia on 26 August 1996 against Sri Lanka. After that, he made his Test debut two months later. This time the venue is Feroz Shah Kotla ground in Delhi. This left arm wrist bowler could not make much of an impact in this match against India. In the first innings, he gave 69 runs in 17 overs with three maidens and took one wicket. He did not bowl at all in the second innings. India won by seven wickets.

Played two World Cups.

Like Stuart McGill, Brad Hogg has not been able to get much recognition in Shane Warne’s shadow. But it was because of Warne that he got a chance to play in the World Cup. Warne’s ban gave Hogg a chance at the 2003 World Cup in South Africa. He also played the final match and succeeded in taking wickets. After Warne, Hogg also cemented his place in Australia’s limited overs team. Brad Hogg was also part of Australia’s 2007 World Cup victory in the West Indies.

Hogg is more famous in ODIs than in Tests. Hogg played 123 ODIs and took 156 wickets. He then announced his retirement in 2007-08. Meanwhile, Hogg previously worked as a postman. Hogg himself said in an interview that he worked as a postman before coming to cricket. He said that the Australian Postal Service helped me a lot… They gave me leave during the matches. Shifts change according to practice.

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