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Pragyan Ojha
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Pragyan Ojha

India|Bowler
Pragyan Ojha

INTL CAREER: 2008 - 2013

Full Name

Pragyan Prayash Ojha

Born

September 05, 1986, Bhubaneswar, Orissa

Age

35y 47d

Batting Style

Left hand bat

Bowling Style

Slow left arm orthodox

Playing Role

Bowler

TEAMS

Probably the front-runner among India's upcoming left-arm spinners, Pragyan Ojha has converted the promise he showed at age-group levels to first-class level too. For good measure, he improved markedly in his second season, ending up among the top 10 bowlers by the end of the league stage of the 2006-07 Ranji Trophy, with 29 wickets at 19.89 in six games for Hyderabad. Consistent performances on a twin tour of Zimbabwe and Kenya earned him another shot with India A, against South Africa at home, and he took eight wickets in an innings victory in Delhi.

It wasn't long before Ojha earned his ODI call-up, for the tri-series in Bangladesh and the Asia Cup in Pakistan, in June 2008, after a successful turn-out for the Deccan Chargers in the Indian Premier League. He debuted against Bangladesh and made an impact with an absolute ripper of a delivery which foxed Raqibul Hasan to claim his maiden wicket. It was a while later before he actually made his debut in the five-day game, when Sri Lanka came over for a return series, and Ojha did not do too badly at all in his first game. He has started to form a successful partnership with R Ashwin in Tests, taking 20 wickets in the 2011 home Tests against West Indies and 13 the following year against New Zealand.
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Career Averages

Bowling
FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
Test2448763334201136/4710/8930.262.6867.50571
ODI1817876652214/384/3831.044.4641.70100
T20I66126132104/214/2113.206.2812.60100
FC10825330121304247/5828.602.8759.7019233
List A103100533741901235/195/1934.064.7143.30330
T20142139289734921564/154/1522.387.2318.50300
Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s4s6sCtSt
Test2427178918*8.9049218.080060100
ODI181084616*23.0011241.07003070
T20I6111010*-6166.66000110
FC10813945848519.02286129.6301837350
List A1036329281208.2600310
T2014238207511*4.1610869.440003210
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Bengal's Pragyan Ojha (L) and Manoj Tiwary (R) wear breathing masks to keep prevent inhalation of Delhi's polluted air
Pragyan Ojha picked up match figures of 11 for 118
Pragyan Ojha acknowledges his seven-wicket haul
Pragyan Ojha picked up the first three wickets to fall
Pragyan Ojha is helped off the field
Pragyan Ojha picked up three wickets on the second day