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Jacob Oram

Batting style:
Left Handed bat
Bowling style:
Right-arm fast medium
Played for:
New Zealand, Central Conference, NZ Academy, North Island, New Zealand A, Chennai, Rajasthan, Mumbai, New Zealand Under-19, Central Stags, Chittagong Kings, Uva Next, Central Districts, Gazi Tank Cricketers
Roles played:
AllRounder
ICC Rank:
Batting:
0
Bowling:
40
Home country:
New Zealand
Born:
July 28, 1978, Palmerston North, Manawatu

Profile

Jacob Oram is another immensely talented New Zealand player in the long list, whose career has been continuously hampered by various injuries. A tall all-rounder, Oram is an exciting cricketer to watch and has been an equally strong performer in all three aspects of the game.

A power-house batsman, the southpaw has the capability to smash the ball out of the ground. Considering his height, Oram is surprisingly an agile outfielder. He is predominantly a one-day player but has also done a fair job in Test cricket. A believer in entertaining the crowd, it is hard to take your eyes off when Oram is in action. He makes great use of his height and generates pace and bounce from the pitch at his will. Oram has the knack of picking wickets at the right time and is capable of clocking deliveries around 140 kph. He made an impact when he returned to the ODI and Test sides in 2002-03, after a foot injury; but was constantly in and out of the national team over the years. In the meanwhile, he gave some solid performances for his team with the bat as well as the ball that earned him quite a reputation. The injury scare eventually prompted his Test retirement in 2009, whilst continuing to play Twenty20 and ODI cricket.

Oram was an integral member of the Chennai for the first couple of IPL editions. In 2011, he was signed by the Rajasthan. The following year, he played in the inaugural Sri Lanka Premier League, representing the eventual winners Uva Next. As a result, he also became a part of the squad for the Champions League T20 later in 2012. Later that year, Oram was released from his central contract by New Zealand Cricket early after he expressed his decision to discontinue representing his country at the international level. However, the veteran cricketer was up for auction in the 2013 IPL, where he was bought by the Mumbai.


Fast Facts

  • Jacob Oram has a T20I hat-trick to his name, which came in 2009 against Sri Lanka.


Statistics

Show:
  Matches Innings Runs NO Avg. SR 100's 50's HS
Test 33 59 1780 10 36.32 50.38 5 6 133
ODI 160 116 2434 15 24.09 86.61 1 13 101*
T20 36 30 474 7 20.60 139.82 0 2 66*
IPL 18 12 106 4 13.25 98.14 0 0 41*
  Matches Innings Balls Runs Wickets BBI BBM Avg. Econ. 4w 5w 10w Extras
Test 33 55 4964 1983 60 4/41 / 33.05 2.39 1 0 0 40
ODI 160 154 6911 5047 173 5/26 / 29.17 4.38 3 2 0 157
T20 36 32 546 793 19 3/33 / 41.73 8.71 0 0 0 19
IPL 18 14 237 349 9 3/32 / 38.77 8.83 0 0 0 7
  Catches Stumpings Runouts
Test 15 0 1
ODI 51 0 8
T20 12 0 4
IPL 8 0 1

Career

Span:
Test:
2002-2009
 
ODI:
2001-2012
 
T20:
2005-2012
 
IPL:
2008-2013
Test
Debut:
New Zealand Vs India at Basin Reserve, Wellington - Dec 12, 2002
Last played:
New Zealand Vs Sri Lanka at Sinhalese Sports Club Ground, Colombo - Aug 26, 2009
ODI
Debut:
New Zealand Vs Zimbabwe at WestpacTrust Stadium,Wellington - Jan 04, 2001
Last played:
New Zealand Vs Sri Lanka at Pallekele International Cricket Stadium, Kandy - Nov 06, 2012
T20
Debut:
New Zealand Vs South Africa at New Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg - Oct 21, 2005
Last played:
New Zealand Vs Sri Lanka at Pallekele International Cricket Stadium, Kandy - Oct 30, 2012
IPL
Debut:
Chennai Vs Punjab at Punjab Cricket Association Stadium, Mohali - Chandigarh - Apr 19, 2008
Last played:
Mumbai Vs Bangalore at M.Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru - Apr 04, 2013
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