Picture of Pragyan Ojha

Pragyan Ojha

Batting style:
Left Handed bat
Bowling style:
Slow left-arm orthodox
Played for:
India, India A, India Blue, Indian Board President's XI, India Green, India Red, Rest of India, Surrey, South Zone, Mumbai, Hyderabad, India Under-19, Hyderabad
Roles played:
Bowler
ICC Rank:
Batting:
0
Bowling:
12
Home country:
India
Born:
September 05, 1986, Bhubaneswar, Orissa

Profile

Considered as one of the most talented left-arm spinners in the country, Ojha first came into limelight when he ended up among the top ten bowlers in the league stage of the 2006-07 Ranji Trophy season (just his second season) with 29 wickets at an average of 19.89 in six games for Hyderabad. Consistent performances thereafter, for India A, helped him bag an Indian T20 League contract with Hyderabad and he soon turned out to be a successful product of the league and emerged as the bowling star for Hyderabad, with the acquisition of a 'purple cap' in the third season.

After a decent outing in the first season of the Indian T20 League, Ojha got a deserved call-up to the ODI side in the 2008 Asia Cup, against Bangladesh. In a spree of appearances, Ojha displayed reliable bowling acumen with economical spells and regular wickets. It was enough to win a place in India's 2009 World T20 campaign, which he commenced in style with a noteworthy Man of the Match effort of 4/21 against Bangladesh. Later that year, Ojha received a maiden Test call-up against Sri Lanka in Kanpur and bowled decently. Gradually, he began to form a formidable spin force with Ravichandran Ashwin and the lethal pair wreaked havoc on the subcontinental pitches.

Ojha however, remained a second choice spinner to Ashwin outside the subcontinent. He signed for the county side Surrey in 2011 and played a crucial role in Surrey's promotion to Division One of the LV County Championship. His success continued in 2012 when he was picked by the Mumbai franchise for the fifth season of the Indian T20 League. Ojha rates his Man of the Match performance in Sachin Tendulkar's farewell Test In Mumbai as one of his most cherished memories.


Statistics

Show:
  Matches Innings Runs NO Avg. SR 100's 50's HS
Test 24 27 89 17 8.90 18.08 0 0 18*
ODI 18 10 46 8 23.00 41.07 0 0 16*
T20 6 1 10 1 - 166.66 0 0 10*
IPL 81 21 13 10 1.18 30.95 0 0 3
CLT20 11 3 1 2 1.00 100.00 0 0 1
  Matches Innings Balls Runs Wickets BBI BBM Avg. Econ. 4w 5w 10w Extras
Test 24 48 7633 3420 113 6/47 / 30.26 2.68 5 7 1 14
ODI 18 17 876 652 21 4/38 / 31.04 4.46 1 0 0 6
T20 6 6 126 132 10 4/21 / 13.20 6.28 1 0 0 1
IPL 81 79 1659 2002 85 3/11 / 23.55 7.24 0 0 0 40
CLT20 11 10 186 224 9 2/17 / 24.88 7.22 0 0 0 3
  Catches Stumpings Runouts
Test 10 0 1
ODI 7 0 0
T20 1 0 0
IPL 14 0 0

Career

Span:
Test:
2009-2013
 
ODI:
2008-2012
 
T20:
2009-2010
 
IPL:
2008-2014
 
CLT20:
2009-2013
Test
Debut:
India Vs Sri Lanka at Green Park, Kanpur - Nov 24, 2009
Last played:
India Vs West Indies at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai - Nov 14, 2013
ODI
Debut:
India Vs Bangladesh at National Stadium, Karachi - Jun 28, 2008
Last played:
India Vs Sri Lanka at Mahinda Rajapaksa International Cricket Stadium, Hambantota - Jul 24, 2012
T20
Debut:
India Vs Bangladesh at Trent Bridge, Nottingham - Jun 06, 2009
Last played:
India Vs Zimbabwe at Harare Sports Club, Harare (Salisbury) - Jun 13, 2010
IPL
Debut:
Hyderabad Vs Kolkata at Eden Gardens, Kolkata (Calcutta) - Apr 20, 2008
Last played:
Mumbai Vs Bangalore at Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai - Apr 19, 2014
CLT20
Debut:
Hyderabad Vs Somerset at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad - Oct 10, 2009
Last played:
Mumbai Vs Rajasthan at Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi - Oct 06, 2013
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