Ashish Nehra      

Full name Ashish Nehra

Born April 29, 1979, Delhi

Current age 37 years 153 days

Major teams India, Asia XI, Chennai Super Kings, Delhi, Delhi Daredevils, Mumbai Indians, Pune Warriors, Sunrisers Hyderabad

Playing role Bowler

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Left-arm medium-fast

Ashish Nehra
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 17 25 11 77 19 5.50 256 30.07 0 0 8 3 5 0
ODIs 120 46 21 141 24 5.64 246 57.31 0 0 12 3 18 0
T20Is 23 5 0 28 22 5.60 39 71.79 0 0 1 2 4 0
First-class 90 109 31 756 57 9.69 0 1 25 0
List A 198 85 35 454 37* 9.08 0 0 36 0
Twenty20 120 26 13 69 22* 5.30 102 67.64 0 0 4 3 25 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 17 29 3447 1866 44 4/72 6/117 42.40 3.24 78.3 2 0 0
ODIs 120 120 5751 4981 157 6/23 6/23 31.72 5.19 36.6 5 2 0
T20Is 23 23 504 646 31 3/19 3/19 20.83 7.69 16.2 0 0 0
First-class 90 16966 8832 303 7/14 29.14 3.12 55.9 14 4
List A 198 9573 7963 240 6/23 6/23 33.17 4.99 39.8 8 2 0
Twenty20 120 120 2586 3283 146 4/10 4/10 22.48 7.61 17.7 2 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut Sri Lanka v India at Colombo (SSC), Feb 24-28, 1999 scorecard
Last Test Pakistan v India at Rawalpindi, Apr 13-16, 2004 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut Zimbabwe v India at Harare, Jun 24, 2001 scorecard
Last ODI India v Pakistan at Mohali, Mar 30, 2011 scorecard
ODI statistics
T20I debut India v Sri Lanka at Nagpur, Dec 9, 2009 scorecard
Last T20I India v West Indies at Mumbai, Mar 31, 2016 scorecard
T20I statistics
First-class debut 1997/98
Last First-class Delhi v Karnataka at Delhi, Dec 30, 2013 - Jan 2, 2014 scorecard
List A debut 1997/98
Last List A Delhi v Maharashtra at Delhi, Dec 17, 2015 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Mumbai Indians v Royal Challengers Bangalore at Mumbai, Apr 20, 2008 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Kings XI Punjab v Sunrisers Hyderabad at Mohali, May 15, 2016 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
0/35 Sunrisers v Kings XI Mohali 15 May 2016 T20
1*, 1/23 Sunrisers v Daredevils Hyderabad (Deccan) 12 May 2016 T20
3/29 Sunrisers v Supergiants Visakhapatnam 10 May 2016 T20
3/15 Sunrisers v Mum Indians Visakhapatnam 8 May 2016 T20
0/23 Sunrisers v Guj Lions Hyderabad (Deccan) 6 May 2016 T20
1/32 Sunrisers v RCB Hyderabad (Deccan) 30 Apr 2016 T20
0*, 1/21 Sunrisers v Supergiants Hyderabad (Deccan) 26 Apr 2016 T20
0/21 Sunrisers v RCB Bangalore 12 Apr 2016 T20
1/24 India v West Indies Mumbai 31 Mar 2016 T20I # 556
1/20 India v Australia Mohali 27 Mar 2016 T20I # 553
Profile

Ashish Nehra brings to the popping-crease most of the virtues of a classical left-arm fast bowler - pace, accuracy, subtle variations of line and length, an ability to move the ball off the wicket and a devastating late inswinger that can harass the best. But with all those gifts came a curse - his brittle body, which may well have contributed to him playing his last Test in 2004. Still T20 cricket, which has a cap of only four overs, gave Nehra a lifeline and at 36 he revived his international career because he had reprised the ability to move the ball at 140 kph, and became one of India's most successful bowlers in the 2016 World T20. Nehra came out of his first full tour - to Zimbabwe in 2000-01 - with his reputation as one of the most promising new-ball bowlers on the international circuit vastly enhanced, and his performance in Bulawayo played a key role in India winning a Test outside the subcontinent for the first time in 15 years. He struggled to establish himself thereafter, as inconsistency and injuries saw him slip down the pace bowling list. The high point of that difficult period came in the 2003 World Cup against England, where he scalped 6 for 23 and then threw up by the side of the pitch. Surgery on a troublesome ankle, and an indifferent tour of Australia followed, and Nehra's status as an automatic pick was lost. He pulled out midway through the 2005 Zimbabwe tour and had a succession of operations on his ankle that slowed down his career. He hit the headlines with creditable showings in the IPL, particularly in the second season, and was recalled to the ODI squad for the tour of West Indies in June 2009 and found his mojo again. His 31 ODI wickets in 2009 were the most he had ever taken in a year, and he followed it up with 28 dismissals in 2010 to establish his place in India's 2011 World Cup squad. He bowled a match-winning spell against Pakistan in the semi-final, but his body failed him again - an on-field injury prevented him from playing the final, which India won to become world champions. It was long thought that was the end of Nehra, but he willed himself back into contention picking up 22 wickets for Chennai Super Kings in 2015 - the most by an Indian fast bowler. "I don't know what has happened. Whether it is my face, I don't know," he joked on being ignored by India's selectors in June. Six months later - and four years since his last appearance for India - he was brought back to the fold for a tour of Australia. With his help, India won their first limited-overs trophy Down Under and Nehra continued his fine form into the Asia Cup and the 2016 World T20.
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May 15, 2016

Ashish Nehra is helped off the field after picking up an injury, Kings XI Punjab v Sunrisers Hyderabad, IPL 2016, Mohali, May 15, 2016

Ashish Nehra is helped off the field after picking up an injury

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May 10, 2016

Ashish Nehra took 3 for 29 in four overs, Rising Pune Supergiants v Sunrisers Hyderabad, IPL 2016, Visakhapatnam, May 10, 2016

Ashish Nehra took 3 for 29 in four overs

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May 8, 2016

Ashish Nehra celebrates after picking up a wicket, Mumbai Indians v Sunrisers Hyderabad, IPL 2016, Visakhapatnam, May 8, 2016

Ashish Nehra celebrates after picking up a wicket

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Country Fixtures Country Results
2nd Test: India v New Zealand at Kolkata
Sep 30-Oct 4, 2016 (09:30 local | 04:00 GMT | 00:00 EDT | 23:00 CDT -1d | 21:00 PDT -1d)
Group C: Andhra v H. Pradesh at Bhubaneswar
Oct 6-9, 2016 (09:30 local | 04:00 GMT | 00:00 EDT | 23:00 CDT -1d | 21:00 PDT -1d)
Group B: Assam v Delhi at Vadodara
Oct 6-9, 2016 (09:30 local | 04:00 GMT | 00:00 EDT | 23:00 CDT -1d | 21:00 PDT -1d)
Group A: Baroda v Gujarat at Jaipur
Oct 6-9, 2016 (09:30 local | 04:00 GMT | 00:00 EDT | 23:00 CDT -1d | 21:00 PDT -1d)
Group C: Chhattisgarh v Tripura at Ranchi
Oct 6-9, 2016 (09:30 local | 04:00 GMT | 00:00 EDT | 23:00 CDT -1d | 21:00 PDT -1d)
Group C: Goa v Hyderabad at Nagpur
Oct 6-9, 2016 (09:30 local | 04:00 GMT | 00:00 EDT | 23:00 CDT -1d | 21:00 PDT -1d)
Group C: Haryana v Services at Mumbai (BS)
Oct 6-9, 2016 (09:30 local | 04:00 GMT | 00:00 EDT | 23:00 CDT -1d | 21:00 PDT -1d)
Group B: Jharkhand v Maharashtra at Delhi
Oct 6-9, 2016 (09:30 local | 04:00 GMT | 00:00 EDT | 23:00 CDT -1d | 21:00 PDT -1d)
Group C: Kerala v J + K at Kalyani
Oct 6-9, 2016 (09:30 local | 04:00 GMT | 00:00 EDT | 23:00 CDT -1d | 21:00 PDT -1d)
Group A: M. Pradesh v U. Pradesh at Bilaspur
Oct 6-9, 2016 (09:30 local | 04:00 GMT | 00:00 EDT | 23:00 CDT -1d | 21:00 PDT -1d)
Group A: Mumbai v Tamil Nadu at Rohtak
Oct 6-9, 2016 (09:30 local | 04:00 GMT | 00:00 EDT | 23:00 CDT -1d | 21:00 PDT -1d)
Group B: Odisha v Vidarbha at Visakhapatnam
Oct 6-9, 2016 (09:30 local | 04:00 GMT | 00:00 EDT | 23:00 CDT -1d | 21:00 PDT -1d)
Group A: Punjab v Railways at Delhi
Oct 6-9, 2016 (09:30 local | 04:00 GMT | 00:00 EDT | 23:00 CDT -1d | 21:00 PDT -1d)
Group B: Rajasthan v Saurashtra at Chennai
Oct 6-9, 2016 (09:30 local | 04:00 GMT | 00:00 EDT | 23:00 CDT -1d | 21:00 PDT -1d)
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