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Pragyan Ojha
Pragyan Ojha

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Batting Style: Left Handed

DOB: 5th Sep 1986

Bowling Style: Slow left-arm orthodox

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Career Stats
Batting & Fielding
Format Mat Inns NO Runs Avge HS BF SR 100s 50s 4s 6s Ct st
Tests 24 27 17 89 8.9 18* 492 18.09 0 0 6 0 10 0
ODIs 18 10 8 46 23 16* 112 41.07 0 0 3 0 7 0
T20is 6 1 1 10 10* 6 166.67 0 0 0 1 1 0
First Class 106 135 44 836 9.19 51 2787 30 0 1 82 7 35 0
List A 100 63 29 281 8.26 20 529 53.12 0 0 12 7 31 0
T20s 139 37 20 72 4.24 11* 105 68.57 0 0 0 3 21 0
Bowling
Format Mat Inns Balls Mdns Runs Wkts Avge Eco SR BBI 4w 5w 10
Tests 24 48 7633 298 3420 113 30.27 2.69 67.55 6/47 5 7 1
ODIs 18 17 876 5 652 21 31.05 4.47 41.71 4/38 1 0 0
T20is 6 6 126 0 132 10 13.2 6.29 12.6 4/21 1 0 0
First Class 106 186 25192 941 12026 423 28.43 2.86 59.56 7/58 19 23 3
List A 100 98 5235 46 4113 122 33.71 4.71 42.91 5/19 3 3 0
T20s 139 136 2867 2 3437 156 22.03 7.19 18.38 4/15 3 0 0
Profile

Pragyan Ojha’s decision to shift base from Bhubaneswar to Hyderabad during his school days in search of better cricketing opportunities has turned out to be master move. The left-arm spinner’s progress and temperament continue to impress the critics. His second and third seasons with Hyderabad in Ranji Trophy and with South Zone in Duleep Trophy fetched him 59 wickets. It earned him a place for India’s A tours to Zimbabwe and Kenya in 2007-2008, though he had to wait until November 2009 for his Test debut, against Sri Lanka in Kanpur. It wasn’t until the 2011 home Test series against the West Indies that he finally managed to break the shackles and make a mark of his own, becoming the fastest Indian left-arm spinner to reach 50 Test wickets. He was famously involved in the last-wicket partnership with VVS Laxman in the 2010 Mohali Test match against Australia that earned India a sensational victory. The winner of the Purple Cap in 2009 for being the highest wicket-taker in the IPL that season while playing for Deccan Chargers, he will turn out for Mumbai Indians for the 2012 season.

Last Updated:1st Apr 2016 Author:Sidhanta Patnaik
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