Full Name

Ashish Nehra

Born

April 29, 1979, Delhi

Age

43y 216d

Batting Style

Right hand Bat

Bowling Style

Left arm Medium fast

Playing Role

Bowler

Ashish Nehra had 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 could harass the best. But with all those gifts came a curse: a brittle body that may well have contributed to him playing his last Test as early as 2004. Still, T20 cricket, with its cap of only four overs, gave Nehra a lifeline, and at 36 he revived his international career, having rediscovered the ability to move the ball at 140kph, to become one of India's most successful bowlers in the 2016 T20 World Cup.

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 in that series 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 took 6 for 23. Surgery on a troublesome ankle, and an indifferent tour of Australia, followed. 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 the West Indies in June 2009.

His 31 ODI wickets in 2009 were the most he had ever taken in a year, and he followed it up with 28 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 of that tournament, but his body failed him again - an on-field injury prevented him from playing the final, which India won to become world champions.

In the IPL, Nehra took 22 wickets for Chennai Super Kings in 2015, willing himself back into contention for India, whom he helped whitewash Australia 3-0 in a T20I series in 2015-16. He took that run of fine form into the Asia Cup and the 2016 T20 World Cup before calling it a day.

Nehra moved into coaching in the IPL after that, as bowling coach of Royal Challengers Bangalore for two seasons, and in 2022 was Gujarat Titans head coach when they won the title in their first year in the tournament.

Career Averages
Bowling
FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
Test172934471866444/726/11742.403.2478.3200
ODI120120575149811576/236/2331.725.1936.6520
T20I2727588758343/193/1922.297.7317.2000
FC901696688323037/1429.143.1255.9144
List A201970180862456/236/2333.005.0039.5920
T20132132284536531624/104/1022.547.7017.5200
Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s4s6sCtSt
Test17251177195.5025630.07008350
ODI1204621141245.6424657.3100123180
T20I275028225.603971.79001240
FC9010931756579.6901250
List A201873546337*8.9000370
T2013228156922*5.3010267.640043270
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Hardik Panya and Ashish Nehra have a chat even as Titans were closing in on the win
Gujarat Titans head coach Ashish Nehra and captain Hardik Pandya have a look at the Pune pitch
Gujarat Titans head coach Ashish Nehra talks to Dominic Drakes
The launch of Gujarat Titans' jersey
Gary Kirsten, Vikram Solanki and Ashish Nehra at the Gujarat Titans table
The Gujarat Titans table at the IPL 2022 auction in Bengaluru