Major teams India, ACC Asian XI, Bengal, Glamorgan, Lancashire
Batting style Left-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm medium
Sourav Ganguly was India's most successful Test captain along with being one of the greatest one-day batsmen of all time. In 1996 he was promoted to the top of the order in ODIs and, along with Sachin Tendulkar, formed one of the most destructive opening pairs in history. When he took over the captaincy in 2000, he quickly proved to be a tough, intuitive and uncompromising leader. Under his leadership India started winning Test matches away, and put together a splendid streak that took them all the way to the World Cup final in 2003. Breaking point was reached when his differences with Greg Chappell leaked into public domain and his career was in jeopardy when India began their remarkable revival under Rahul Dravid.