Full name Matthew James Hoggard Born December 31, 1976, Leeds, Yorkshire Major teams England, Free State, Yorkshire Batting style Right-hand bat NBC Denis Compton Award 1998 Awarded the MBE in 2005 Wisden Cricketer of the Year 2006
Matthew Hoggard, since his debut in 2000 against West Indies, has developed into a frontline bowler for England. He has been taking the new ball for over six years.
Matthew Hoggard is at his best on pitches that are conducive to swing bowling; on pitches that are less favorable, Matthew Hoggard has the tendency to look extremely ordinary.
On April 3, 2004, Matthew Hoggard bowled a wonderful spell to bundle West Indies out for 94 in a series in the Carribean. Matthew Hoggard’s moment of glory came in a match against South Africa in January 2005. He finished with match figures of 12 for 205.
Other than being a gritty bowler, Matthew Hoggard has earned a reputation of being an unyielding batsman. He uses his defensive technique to suit his dogged approach to wicket and carries on without scoring any runs.
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