Brad Hogg

Country: Australia
Born: February 06, 1971, Narrogin, Western Australia
Height: 1.83 m
Batting Style: Left hand Bat
Bowling Style: Left arm Wrist spin
Playing role: Allrounder

Brad Hogg Bio

George Bradley Hogg, known as Brad Hogg, is an Australian cricket player who was born on February 6, 1971, in Narrogin, Western Australia. Hogg is famously known for his wide grin, zooming flipper, and hard-to-pick wrong’un, which made him Australia’s most mercurial left-arm wristspinner since Chuck Fleetwood-Smith in the 1930s.

Hogg’s cricketing journey began as a solid left-hand batter, but it wasn’t until his Western Australia coach, Tony Mann, playfully suggested he try his hand at wristspin in the nets that his talent truly came to light. In the 2003 World Cup, Hogg made a memorable debut when he bowled Zimbabwe’s Andy Flower with a stupendous flipper, grabbing international attention. However, Hogg’s path to success was far from straightforward.

Much like his predecessor Stuart MacGill, Hogg found himself overshadowed by the legendary spinner Shane Warne. His first Test opportunity came in Delhi in 1996 as a replacement for Warne and despite a modest performance, Hogg was dropped for the next seven years and 78 games. It wasn’t until Warne’s ban due to a diuretic incident that Hogg got another chance in the 2006 ODI series against Bangladesh, in which he took his hundredth wicket and was named Player of the Series.

Hogg’s career took unexpected turns and challenges. Despite being an integral part of the national team, he was used sparingly during the CB Series and even released for domestic matches. However, he proved his worth during the 2007 World Cup, where he took a remarkable 21 wickets at an average of 15.80. Despite struggling in the Test series against India, Hogg’s decision to retire at the end of the 2007-08 season caught many by surprise.

However, Hogg made another surprising comeback to cricket after a brief stint as a commentator. He returned to play grade cricket in Perth and was unexpectedly called up by the Perth Scorchers for the 2011-12 Big Bash League, which led to a recall to the national T20I squad at the age of 40. Hogg’s exceptional performance in the IPL for the Rajasthan Royals, where he took ten wickets in nine games with an economy rate of just over seven runs per over, further cemented his reputation.

In 2015, Hogg continued to impress, taking nine wickets for the Kolkata Knight Riders at an average of 16.00 and an economy rate below seven. Hogg’s longevity in the sport is commendable, as he played cricket until close to his 47th birthday, defying age barriers and proving that skill and passion know no bounds.

Off the field, Hogg’s personality is as vibrant as his cricketing style. Before pursuing a career in cricket, Hogg worked as a postman and often boasted about delivering mail with the speed and agility of a Formula One driver. His ever-present smile reflects a jovial and positive nature, embodying the spirit of a postie who has never encountered yappy dogs or rainy days.

Brad Hogg’s journey in cricket is a testament to perseverance, adaptability, and a relentless passion for the sport. With his distinctive style and memorable performances, Hogg has etched his name in Australian cricket history as a talented and resilient player who never shied away from challenges.

Brad Hogg Career Stats

Brad Hogg Batting Stats

Batting Matches Innings Nos Runs High Score Ave BF SR 100s 50s 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 7 10 3 186 79 26.57 376 49.46 0 1 14 2 1 0
T20Is 15 4 0 55 41 13.75 39 141.02 0 0 3 3 1 0
ODIs 123 65 26 790 71* 20.25 1005 78.6 0 2 41 5 36 0
FC 99 146 32 3992 158 35.01 - - 4 27 - - 55 0
List A 233 152 53 2606 94* 26.32 - - 0 6 - - 81 0
T20s 141 47 24 351 54 15.26 333 105.4 0 1 18 8 32 0

Brad Hogg Bowling Stats

Bowling Matches Innings Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10w
Tests 7 13 1524 933 17 2/40 4/133 54.88 3.67 89.6 0 0 0
T20Is 15 15 294 373 7 2/31 2/31 53.28 7.61 42 0 0 0
ODIs 123 113 5564 4188 156 5/32 5/32 26.84 4.51 35.6 3 2 0
FC 99 - 13488 7333 181 6/44 - 40.51 3.26 74.5 - 9 0
List A 233 - 9298 7213 257 5/23 5/23 28.06 4.65 36.1 5 3 0
T20s 141 137 3005 3465 140 4/9 4/9 24.75 6.91 21.4 5 0 0

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