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Popular cricket players of English cricket team: Graham Gooch

by on February 21, 2011
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Popular cricket players of English cricket team: Graham Gooch

  • Graham Alan Gooch (1975-2000) of the English cricket team made his test debut in 1975 where as his first ODI appearance was in 1976 against West Indies cricket team. He was the most prolific batsman of his time. 
  • He holds many records with his name with respect to the English cricket team. Graham Gooch is still the top run scorer in test matches for them. He appeared in 125 One day international matches and scored 4290 runs with 8 centuries and 23 fifties and his top score being 142.
  • He captained his team for a small period in their series against South Africa.
  • With a batting average of 36.98 Graham Gooch has a very few number of ducks to his name, showing his consistency in the sport.
  • Graham Gooch also faced a ban of three years along with some other key players e.g. Geoffry Boycott (currently ICC commentator), Bob Woolmer (late former Pakistani coach).
  • Graham Gooch is the 3rd highest run scorer in aggregate in ODI’s for England and also has the 2nd maximum centuries and that too by any English batsman.
  • Gooch has 36 wickets to his name which show that his bowling was pretty much average.
  • In all he played 5 world cups for his team and is said to be the most successful of all batsman in the English batting squad of his era.

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