CricInfo Interactive Player of the Month

September 1997: Saurav Ganguly

Highlights of Ganguly's September:

32 and 2-16 from 9 overs in Sahara Cup Game 2, September 14 (man of the match)
Scorecard | Match report

5-16 from 10 overs in Sahara Cup replayed Game 3, September 18 (man of the match)
Scorecard | Match report

75 not out from 75 balls in Sahara Cup Game 4, September 20 (man of the match)
Scorecard | Match report

96 and 2-33 in Sahara Cup Game 5, September 21 (man of the match)
Scorecard | Match report

222 runs at 55.50 and 15 wickets at 10.66 in the Sahara Cup - the leading run-scorer and leading wicket-taker for either side, and man of the series.
Series averages

89 in the Second Wills ODI at Karachi, Sept 30 (man of the match)
Scorecard .

CricInfo's player profile of Saurav Ganguly

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Portrait of Saurav Ganguly
Our choice for September was the dominant player in the Sahara Cup in Canada, and a key figure in India's comeback from the one-day doldrums. Man of the match in all but the first game in the Toronto series, the third game saw him take on the unlikely role of matchwinner with the ball, his 5 for 16 from ten overs being statistically one of the finest limited-over performances in years.

Rewarded with Man of the Series in Toronto, he ended the month of September with another award-winning performance at the National Stadium in Karachi which spearheaded yet another Indian victory.

Despite some criticism of his selection earlier in the year, he has cemented his place in both India's Test and one-day sides and has been spoken about as Indian captain, maybe not too far in the future.

The googler's Player of the Month for September 1997 is Saurav Ganguly.

The voters' choice for Player of the Month.

Ganguly69%(326 votes)
Inzamam17%(82 votes)
G_Flower10%(51 votes)
Cairns1%(7 votes)

Nominations were chosen by the Editor of CricInfo Interactive, and the poll was conducted from 1 to 5 September, 1997. Registered users of CricInfo were eligible to vote.

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