Sourav Chandidas Ganguly, affectionately known as Dada is a former Indian cricketer and captain of the Indian national team. Currently, he is a cricket commentator and President of the Editorial Board with Wisden India. Here are the list of bowlers who gave Ganguly a tough challenge by dismissing him the most number of times in International Cricket.

9. Matthew Hoggard (England) – 4 Times

Matthew James Hoggard MBE is a former English cricketer. The 6′ 2″ Hoggard was a right arm fast-medium bowler and right-handed batsman. Matthew Hoggard was a specialist orthodox swing bowler, and usually took the new ball for England in Test cricket.

8. Mitchell Johnson (Australia) – 4 Times

Mitchell Guy Johnson is an Australian cricketer. He is a left-arm fast bowler and left-handed batsman. He was awarded the International Cricket Council’s 2009 “Cricketer of the Year” award, the Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy. 264 208

7. Glenn McGrath (Australia) – 4 Times

Glenn Donald McGrath AM, nicknamed “Pigeon”, is a former Australian cricket player and a part-time Cricket Commentator for Channel Nine’s Cricket coverage.

6. Mervyn Dillon (West Indies) – 4 Times

Mervyn Dillon, is a West Indian cricketer. He has played 38 in Tests and taken 131 wickets. He has also played 108 One Day Internationals from 1997–2004.

5. Brett Lee (Australia)- 5 Times

Brett Lee is a former Australian cricketer and a Channel Nine cricket commentator. During his international career, Lee was recognised as one of the fastest bowlers in the world of cricket. He took 310 and 380 wickets in Test matches and ODIs in his career.

4. Brad Hogg (Australia) – 5 Times

George Bradley “Brad” Hogg is an Australian cricketer. He is a left-arm chinaman bowler, and a capable lower-order left-handed batsman, as well as an excellent fielder.

3. Makhaya Ntini (South Africa)– 5 Times

Makhaya Ntini is a former South African cricketer who was the first ethnically black player to play for the South African team. A fast bowler, he tends to bowl from wide of the crease with brisk, although not express, pace.

2. Shaun Pollock (South Africa) – 7 Times

Shaun Maclean Pollock is a South African retired cricketer who is considered a bowling all-rounder. From 2000 to 2003 he was the captain of the South African cricket team. He took 421 and 393 wickets in Test Matches and ODI and 7 wickets of Sourav Ganguly.

1. Muthiah Muralitharan (Sri Lanka) – 9 Times

Muttiah Muralitharan is a Sri Lankan cricketer who was rated the greatest Test match bowler ever by Wisden Cricketers’ Almanack in 2002. He is highest wicket taker in Test matches and ODIs by taking 800 and 534 wickets respectively.







Muthiah Muralitharan



Shaun Pollock



Makhaya Ntini



Brad Hogg



Brett Lee



Mervyn Dillon



Glenn McGrath



Mitchell Johnson



Matthew Hoggard