Australia Cricket Players
Brad HoggGeorge Bradley Hogg (born February 6, 1971 in Narrogin, Western Australia), known as Brad Hogg, is an Australian cricketer. He is primarily a left arm chinaman bowler, although he is a handy left-handed batsman as well and is an excellent fielder. His international career would have been a brief footnote in history, had it not been for Shane Warne's absence from cricket in 2003 due to suspension from a drugs test, and subsequent retirement from one-day cricket.
In 1996, he joined the Australian team to tour India to replace Warne (who was injured). He made his Test debut against India in Delhi, taking 1/69 and making 1 and 4. He also played seven One Day International matches. However, the belief at the time was that he was merely a place-holder for Warne, and he was discarded from international calculations for some time. Hogg was also in and out of the Western Australian squad for the next few years as he struggled to come to terms with unsympathetic pitches and poor returns with the ball.
Hogg's highest ODI score is 71 not out against England, and his best bowling figures in an innings are 5/32 against the West Indies. Hogg also works as a postman for Australia Post, and is a noted fitness fanatic.
Hogg is well known for his use of his tongue while bowling, poking it out while, just before he bowls, which is considered his trademark. He is also very popular in front of Australian crowds, and is a favourite member of the Australian, and Western Australian cricket teams. Hei is noted for his down to earth attitude and Australianess that surrounds him.