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Brad Hodge

Full NameBradley John Hodge

BornDecember 29, 1974

Height5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)

NationalityAustralia

RoleRight-hand Batsman, Right-arm off spin, Specialist middle-order batsman

Relation(s)Megan Hodge (Spouse), Sophie Hodge (Daughter), John Hodge (Father), Val Hodge (Mother)

Brad Hodge Profile


Bradley John Hodge is a former Australian cricketer, who played the primary role of a spin bowler in the team. Born on 29th December 1974, he is a right-handed batsman who bats in the middle order, as well as a part-time right-arm off-spin bowler.


He also Victoria's highest ever run-scorer in the Sheffield Shield by scoring 10,474 runs and also holds the records for most centuries scored in the Australian interstate one-day matches.


Background


Hodge made his debut for the Victorian Bushrangers when he was a 19-year-old in 1993 and went on to become the club legend as his career spawned for 19 years there.


He played County Cricket for teams like Durham, Lancashire, and Leicestershire.


Debut


He was called up for the 2005 Ashes but didn’t feature in any match. He made his test debut for Australia against West Indies at Hobart in November 2005, where he scored 60 runs of 108 balls as Australia won the match quite convincingly by 9 wickets.


He made his ODI debut against New Zealand at Auckland in December 2005 and T20I debut for Australia in the 2007 ICC World Twenty20 against Zimbabwe by scoring an unbeaten 35 of 22 balls.


Rise to Glory


Two games after making his 60 against West Indies in his debut, he made an unbeaten 203 against South Africa in Perth.


On 21st November 2007, playing for Victoria against Queensland, Hodge made his highest Pura Cup score of an unbeaten 286. Along with Nick Jewell, he batted the entire third day of the game, which is still only the fourth wicketless day's play in the history of the competition.


Low Points


He is known as one of the unluckiest players to have ever donned the Baggy Green as his career in the longest format of the game was cruelly cut short to just six appearances.


Just after two tests from scoring 200, his fifth Test against the Proteas in Sydney saw him record scores of 6 and 27 not out, but despite amassing more than 400 runs that summer at an average of 58, it was coming to an end.


He played his 6th and final international test against West Indies in 2008 where he scored 67 and 27 as a replacement for the unavailable Michael Clarke.


Club Career


Hodge played for Adelaide Strikers, Melbourne Renegades in the Big Bash League, Barisal Burners in Bangladesh Premier League, Guyana Amazon Warriors, St Kitts in Caribbean Premier League, and has represented various Indian Premier League teams like Kochi Tuskers Kerala, Kolkata Knight Riders and Rajasthan Royals.


Retirement


In January 2012, he retired from ODI cricket to focus exclusively on the Twenty20 game.


The 1st Test between Australia and West Indies at Kingston in May 2008 turned out to be his last test, where he scored a 67 and 27.


He played the last ever match in the Yellow and Green during the 2014 T20 World Cup against India when the whole Australian team failed miserably against the attack led by Ravichandran Ashwin.

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Brad Hodge announces his retirement
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