Daren Ganga is a top order right- handed batsman and an occasional offbreak bowler with the West Indies team. He has also played for the Trinidad and Tobago team. He made his debut in International cricket in 1998/99 at the age of 19. His uncle and brothers were also cricketers and were part of the under 19 and under 15 teams.
Daren Ganga played cricket even in his early years as a student with the Rio Claro Vedic School, St Stephen’s college and Naparima College. Daren got a chance to captain the national under 16 schoolboys team which toured England. Daren also captained the Trinidad and Tobago and the West Indies under 23 teams due to his leadership abilities. Ganga made his first test century against Australia in 2003 in the Australian tour to West Indies.
During the Indian tour to West Indies in June 2006, Ganga was declared the Man of the Match after scoring 135 runs, his career best. In 2007 when the West Indian captain Ramnaresh Sarwan discontinued his tour of England after a shoulder injury in the second test match of the series, Ganga was asked to captain the West Indian National team and later appointed as the Vice Captain after the retirement of Brian Lara. The same year however he was not selected for the World Cup 2007 team.
His bad luck continued throughout 2008 as selectors ignored him for the whole year but he continued to perform as a captain for Trinidad and Tobago and got them the necessary win in the stanford 20-20 tournament which earned them a place in the ICC Champions Twenty20 tournament. Even this tournament turned fruitful for him as he took the team forward to the finals.
Trinidad and Tobago’s Cricketer of the year, 2005.Test Player of the year, 2006, West Indies Player’s Association.