■ Graham Alan Gooch (1975-2000) of the English cricket team made his Test debut in 1975 whereas his first ODI appearance was in 1976 against the West Indies cricket team. He was the most prolific batsman of his time.
■ He holds many records with his name concerning the English cricket team. Graham Gooch is still the top run-scorer in Test matches for them. He appeared in 125 One-day international matches and scored 4290 runs with 8 centuries and 23 fifties and his top score being 142.
■ He captained his team for a small period in their series against South Africa.
■ With a batting average of 36.98, Graham Gooch has very few ducks to his name, showing his consistency in the sport.
■ Graham Gooch also faced a ban of three years along with some other key players e.g. Geoffry Boycott (currently the ICC commentator), and Bob Woolmer (late former Pakistani coach).
■ Graham Gooch is the 3rd highest run-scorer in aggregate in ODI’s for England and also has the 2nd maximum centuries and that too by any English batsman.
■ Gooch has 36 wickets to his name which shows that his bowling was pretty much average.
■ In all, he played 5 world cup tournaments for his team and is said to be the most successful of all batsmen in the English batting squad of his era.