Darren Gough picked up six wickets on his Test debut against New Zealand at Old Trafford © Getty Images
Darren Gough picked up six wickets on his Test debut against New Zealand at Old Trafford © Getty Images

Former England fast bowler Darren Gough celebrates his 46th birthday on Sunday. Gough was one of the best bowlers in the world at one point and has represented England in 58 Tests, 159 One-Day Internationals (ODI) and a couple of T20 Internationals (T20I) as well. He has picked up 229 wickets in the longest format and 235 wickets in ODIs. In his two T20Is, Gough picked up three wickets at 7.17. Gough is the 12th highest wicket-taker for England in Tests and the second highest in ODIs, behind James Anderson, who has 269 scalps. Gough has a total of nine five-wicket hauls in Tests, and a couple of five-fors in ODIs. READ: Darren Gough: 26 facts about England’s pace spearhead of 1990s

Gough made his international debut in an ODI against New Zealand at Birmingham 1994 and his first wicket happened to be late Martin Crowe. England went on to win that match by 42 runs. He made his Test debut couple of months later against New Zealand at Old Trafford and ended up with six wickets in the match. He also scored 65, batting at No. 9, which was his highest Test score. He however has a First-Class century to his name, which came against Warwickshire in 1996 at Headingley. PHOTOS: Darren Gough: Life and times

However his best Test figures of 6 for 42 came against South Africa at Leeds four years after his debut. He also picked up a hat-trick against Australia in Tests in 1999, which was the 23rd hat-trick in the longest format. However a knee injury forced him to retire from Tests in 2003 He was also the first England fast bowler to pick up 200 ODI wickets.