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Sourav Ganguly to ring the bell on final day Published: 21 July 2014

Sourav Ganguly captained MCC against Pakistanis in a T20 at Lord's in 2010
Sourav Ganguly captained MCC against Pakistanis in a T20 at Lord's in 2010

Former India captain Sourav Ganguly will ring the bell on Day Five of the England v India Investec Test at Lord's.

The bell, which signifies the imminent start of play, will be rung by MCC World Cricket committee member Ganguly, who played 113 Test matches and 311 ODIs for India.

Ganguly made his Test debut at Lord's and made an immediate impact, scoring a century in the drawn match against England at Lord's.

The 42-year-old became captain of his country in 2000, and is widely thought of as India's most successful Test captain, overseeing a golden era for a team that contained Sachin Tendulkar, Rahul Dravid, VVS Laxman and Virender Sehwag.

During his 13 year international career, Ganguly scored 18,575 runs, including 38 centuries - 16 of which came in Tests.

Ganguly will be inducted into the MCC's World Cricket committee on October 1, and follows in the footsteps of Stephen Fry, Claire Taylor, Kapil Dev and former team-mate Dravid in ringing the bell during this match.

Matches Runs Average 100s High Score
Test 113 7,212 42.17 16 239
ODI 311 11,363 41.02 22 183

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