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Daren Ganga      

Full name Daren Ganga

Born January 14, 1979, Barrackpore, Trinidad

Current age 35 years 341 days

Major teams West Indies, Trinidad, Trinidad & Tobago

Playing role Batsman

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm offbreak

Relation Brother - S Ganga

Daren Ganga
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 48 86 2 2160 135 25.71 5556 38.87 3 9 284 2 30 0
ODIs 35 34 1 843 71 25.54 1414 59.61 0 9 69 7 11 0
T20Is 1 1 0 26 26 26.00 31 83.87 0 0 3 1 0 0
First-class 172 302 29 10137 265 37.13 23 48 112 0
List A 109 108 13 2810 101* 29.57 2 20 36 0
Twenty20 40 31 5 518 62* 19.92 476 108.82 0 1 27 19 14 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 48 8 186 106 1 1/20 1/20 106.00 3.41 186.0 0 0 0
ODIs 35 1 1 4 0 - - - 24.00 - 0 0 0
T20Is 1 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 172 622 334 4 1/7 83.50 3.22 155.5 0 0
List A 109 301 193 5 2/20 2/20 38.60 3.84 60.2 0 0 0
Twenty20 40 1 6 18 0 - - - 18.00 - 0 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut South Africa v West Indies at Durban, Dec 26-29, 1998 scorecard
Last Test South Africa v West Indies at Durban, Jan 10-12, 2008 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut South Africa v West Indies at Cape Town, Feb 2, 1999 scorecard
Last ODI Pakistan v West Indies at Lahore, Dec 10, 2006 scorecard
ODI statistics
Only T20I New Zealand v West Indies at Auckland, Feb 16, 2006 scorecard
T20I statistics
First-class debut 1996/97
Last First-class Trinidad & Tobago v Windward Islands at Port of Spain, Feb 24-27, 2012 scorecard
List A debut 1996/97
Last List A Jamaica v Trinidad & Tobago at Providence, Oct 29, 2011 scorecard
Twenty20 debut New Zealand v West Indies at Auckland, Feb 16, 2006 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Trinidad & Tobago v Bangladesh Cricket Board XI at Port of Spain, Sep 8, 2012 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
1 Trinidad & T v BCB XI Port of Spain 8 Sep 2012 T20
- Trinidad & T v Barbados Port of Spain 7 Sep 2012 T20
33 Trinidad & T v Afghanistan Port of Spain 6 Sep 2012 T20
0, 5 Trinidad & T v Windward Is Port of Spain 24 Feb 2012 FC
7 Trinidad & T v Jamaica Providence 29 Oct 2011 LA
8 Trinidad & T v Guyana Providence 26 Oct 2011 LA
30 Trinidad & T v Jamaica Providence 24 Oct 2011 LA
8* Trinidad & T v Leeward Is Providence 22 Oct 2011 LA
9 Trinidad & T v Comb C&C Georgetown 20 Oct 2011 LA
0 Trinidad & T v Cape Cobras Chennai 4 Oct 2011 T20
Profile

Daren Ganga's 2000-01 tour of Australia was rather like Mark Ramprakash's debut series: there were several characterful twenties and thirties but, as a studious opener whose limited supply of runs came mostly in the V, he could be becalmed all too easily. It wasn't until his fourth coming as an international cricketer that he really made his mark, with back-to-back centuries against the mighty Australians. All of a sudden, his phlegmatic approach became a vital counterpoint to a rejunevated Brian Lara at the other end. But his form fell away and he was dropped after the first Test against South Africa in April 2004-05. Recalled for the 2005-06 tour to New Zealand, he was the second highest run scorer in the three-Test fixture. He looked good for a third hundred - and West Indies for a rare victory - in the first Test at Auckland, but a rash stroke on 95 ruined all that and Ganga was in for flack from his critics. Indifferent innings at Wellington and Napier notwithstanding, he was retained for the series against India later that season. It proved to be a benchmark of sorts, and Ganga clearly had taken a mature step forward. His total of 344 runs in four Tests was a team high by some margin, and his 135 and unbeaten 66 in the drawn third Test in St Kitts were innings of confidence and composure. He cemented his place with back-to-back 80s in Pakistan. Touring England as the vice-captain, Ganga's position was soon elevated following Ramnaresh Sarwan's injury. Ganga, however, failed to shine with the bat and was dropped for the Natwest Series that followed. Even after being named as Trinidad & Tobago's cricketer of the year, Ganga failed to find a place in the squad for the ICC World Twenty20 and the tour of Zimbabwe before making a return to the squad for the the tour of South Africa that followed. However he had six poor innings in South Africa and was not picked by the selectors for the rest of 2008 and the majority of 2009. He continued to lead Trinidad and Tobago, and their victory in the Stanford 20/20 won them a berth in the inaugural Champions League Twenty20 in India, where Ganga's stock went up when he guided his team to the final.
Jamie Alter October 2009

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Jul 23, 2014

Daren Ganga speaks during the launch of his DVD on coaching, Port-of-Spain, July 23, 2014

Daren Ganga speaks during the launch of his DVD on coaching

© Daren Ganga Foundation

Jan 6, 2012

Daren Ganga and Brian Lara meet Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, as T&T Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar looks on, Delhi, January 6, 2012

Daren Ganga and Brian Lara meet Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh

© AFP

Sep 19, 2011

Ravi Rampaul finished with 2 for 17 and contributed to two run-outs, Ruhuna v T&T, CLT20 qualifier, Hyderabad, September 19, 2011

Ravi Rampaul finished with 2 for 17 and contributed to two run-outs

© AFP

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Jan 11, 2015 (15:00 local | 13:00 GMT | 08:00 EST | 07:00 CST | 05:00 PST)
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