George Bradley Hogg commonly known as Brad Hogg is a professional Australian cricketer who plays for the Australian national cricket team. He is mainly a left arm wrist spin bowler and also a handy left handed batsman. He is also one of the best fielders in the Australian national side. Presently, he has been bought by the Rajasthan Royals team to play for the IPL 5 season 2012.
Hogg completed his studies from the Aquinas College in Perth. In February 1994 Hogg made his debut for Western Australia as a middle order batsman in first class cricket and domestic limited overs cricket.
During the Australian tour to India in 1996 Shane Warne was injured and Hogg replaced him. His Test debut took place in Delhi and he took 1 wicket for 69 runs. However he was unlucky with his batting performance and only scored 1 and 4 runs in his first two games. Hogg also participated in seven One Day International matches. Due to his unsatisfying performance he was dropped out of the national team. During the IPL 5 2012 auction, he was selected by Rajasthan Royals team.
During his stay out of the team Hogg continued with his former domestic club of Western Australia. When the Australian Test team toured the West Indies in April 2003 Hogg was recalled in the team and he took part in two matches. He also played against the Zimbabwean team where he took 3 vital wickets.
In 2004 Hogg was eliminated from the Test team but was retained in the One day national team as he was preferred to the other spinner Stuart MacGill. After being away from Tests in 2007-08, Hogg was called back to play Test cricket against India in 2007-08. The reason was that Stuart MacGill was suffering from carpal tunnel syndrome in his bowling hand and had withdrawn from the team. Hogg completed a partnership of 173 runs along with Andrew Symonds while making a personal score of 79 on 2nd January 2008. This was a seventh wicket record for Australia versus India as well as the Sydney Cricket Ground.
On 27th February 2008, Hogg declared his retirement from international cricket, but he continues to play for Western Australia.
Brad achieved 5 wickets for 32 runs against West Indies in 2005.
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