Naman Ojha

Country: India
Born: July 20, 1983, Ujjain, Madhya Pradesh
Batting Style: Right hand Bat
Playing role: Wicketkeeper Batter

Naman Ojha Bio

Naman Vinaykumar Ojha is a renowned cricketer hailing from India. Born on July 20, 1983, in Ujjain, Madhya Pradesh, Ojha has established himself as a capable top-order batsman and wicketkeeper. With a career spanning over two decades, he has made significant contributions to both domestic and international cricket.

Ojha’s journey in professional cricket began in the 2000-01 season when he made his debut for Madhya Pradesh in first-class cricket. He quickly caught attention with his impressive batting skills and adept wicketkeeping abilities. In the limited-overs format, Ojha made his mark during the 2008-09 Challenger Trophy, where he scored a brilliant 96 runs for India Green.

His breakthrough came during the second season of the Indian Premier League (IPL) when he was signed by the Rajasthan Royals. In only his second game, Ojha showcased his potential by smashing a half-century. This performance earned him recognition and laid the foundation for his future success.

Ojha’s first taste of international cricket came when he was selected as a back-up wicketkeeper for India’s tour of Zimbabwe in 2010. However, due to limited opportunities, he was unable to leave a lasting impact during those three matches. Nevertheless, his consistent performances in domestic cricket did not go unnoticed.

During the 2013-14 season, Ojha had a remarkable run for Madhya Pradesh in the Ranji Trophy, accumulating a staggering 835 runs in just seven games. These exceptional numbers were his best returns in over a decade of domestic cricket, firmly establishing his position as a reliable batsman.

Ojha’s prowess was acknowledged in Australia when he represented the India A side in 2014. He displayed exceptional form, scoring three consecutive centuries, including a magnificent double-century, in the first-class matches. As a result of his outstanding performances, he earned a call-up to the Indian Test squad as a replacement for the reserve wicketkeeper, Wriddhiman Saha, during the England tour.

Although Ojha did not get an opportunity to feature in the playing XI during that tour, he continued his impressive run. He registered two centuries and a double-century in two first-class matches for India A against Australia A in Australia, followed by another brilliant double-ton in the Duleep Trophy. These performances earned him the title of reserve keeper for the first Test of the Australia tour in December.

Throughout his career, Ojha has proved to be a consistent and valuable asset for his teams. With a firm technique and excellent batting skills, he has contributed significantly in crucial moments. His adept wicketkeeping skills have also enhanced his value as a player.

Off the field, Ojha is known for his dedication, discipline, and humility. He has earned respect among his teammates and fans alike, who admire his approach to the game. Despite facing challenges and setbacks, he has consistently fought back, demonstrating resilience and determination.

Naman Vinaykumar Ojha continues to be an influential figure in Indian cricket. With his immense talent and experience, he continues to contribute to the sport both domestically and internationally. As he embarks on the next phase of his career, fans eagerly await his performances, knowing that he will consistently deliver excellence on the field.

Naman Ojha Career Stats

Naman Ojha Batting Stats

Batting Matches Innings Nos Runs High Score Ave BF SR 100s 50s 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 1 2 0 56 35 28 117 47.86 0 0 7 0 4 1
T20Is 2 2 0 12 10 6 27 44.44 0 0 2 0 0 0
ODIs 1 1 0 1 1 1 7 14.28 0 0 0 0 0 1
FC 146 250 16 9753 219* 41.67 - - 22 55 - - 417 54
List A 143 139 8 4278 167 32.65 - - 9 23 - - 158 43
T20s 182 162 20 2972 94* 20.92 2502 118.78 0 15 267 137 110 26

Naman Ojha Bowling Stats

Bowling Matches Innings Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10w
Tests 1 - - - - - - - - - - - -
T20Is 2 - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs 1 - - - - - - - - - - - -
FC 146 - 0 0 0 - - - - - 0 0 0
List A 143 - 0 0 0 - - - - - 0 0 0
T20s 182 - - - - - - - - - - - -

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