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Ashish Nehra
Ashish Nehra

Full Name: Ashish NULL Nehra

DOB: 29th Apr 1979

Batting Style: Right Handed

Bowling Style: Left-arm medium fast

Team:
  • India
  • India A
  • Chennai Super Kings
  • Delhi Daredevils
  • Sunrisers Hyderabad
  • Delhi
  • Pune Warriors India
  • North Zone (India)
  • Career Stats
    Batting & Fielding
    Format Mat Inns NO Runs Avge HS BF SR 100s 50s 4s 6s Ct st
    Tests 17 25 11 77 5.5 19 256 30.08 0 0 8 3 5 0
    ODIs 120 46 21 141 5.64 24 246 57.32 0 0 12 3 18 0
    T20is 27 5 0 28 5.6 22 39 71.79 0 0 1 2 4 0
    First Class 90 109 31 756 9.69 57 2297 32.91 0 1 81 21 25 0
    List A 201 87 35 463 8.9 37* 660 70.15 0 0 34 18 36 0
    T20s 132 31 16 71 4.73 22 105 67.62 0 0 4 3 28 0
    Bowling
    Format Mat Inns Balls Mdns Runs Wkts Avge Eco SR BBI 4w 5w 10
    Tests 17 29 3447 122 1866 44 42.41 3.25 78.34 4/72 2 0 0
    ODIs 120 120 5751 55 4981 157 31.73 5.2 36.63 6/23 5 2 0
    T20is 27 27 588 2 758 34 22.29 7.73 17.29 3/19 0 0 0
    First Class 90 152 16966 612 8832 303 29.15 3.12 55.99 7/14 16 14 4
    List A 201 200 9701 109 8086 245 33 5 39.6 6/23 9 2 0
    T20s 132 132 2845 4 3653 162 22.55 7.7 17.56 4/10 2 0 0
    Profile

    Had it not been for his never-ending series of injuries, Ashish Nehra could well have been the spearhead of the Indian pace attack through most of the 2000s. But for better or for worse, his 6 for 23 against England at the 2003 World Cup remains the big effort – primarily as a reminder of what the lean left-arm swing bowler is capable of. At his best, Nehra routinely clocked 145kmph. And coupled with prodigious swing in both directions and variations in line and length, Nehra became a regular in the Indian team in the first half of the new millennium. But after the high of the 2003 World Cup where he picked 15 wickets, things started spiralling steadily downwards. The ankle acted up first, never to be repaired fully. His somewhat ungainly bowling action caused a few more niggles over the years, resulting in Nehra featuring in just 17 Test matches. But it’s a measure of how highly he is valued by his successive captains that whenever fit, there’s been no question on his place in the One-day international team. After a long layoff, the 2009 edition of the Indian Premier League saw him make a fairly strong statement with Delhi Daredevils, facilitating a comeback to the ODI squad. Though still far from his best, he was impressive against West Indies while on tour, and then lethal with a 2 for 33 against Pakistan in the 2011 World Cup semifinal. But a freak finger injury forced him to miss the final as well as the subsequent IPL. Pune Warriors have since picked him up at $US850,000, but as always, the question is whether he can perform at his best for long enough.

    Last Updated:22nd Feb 2016 Author:Manoj Narayan
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