Pragyan Ojha

Country: India
Born: September 05, 1986, Bhubaneswar, Orissa
Batting Style: Left hand Bat
Bowling Style: Slow Left arm Orthodox
Playing role: Bowler

Pragyan Ojha Bio

Pragyan Prayash Ojha is an Indian cricket player known for his left-arm spin bowling. Born on September 5, 1986, in Bhubaneswar, Odisha, Ojha rose to prominence with his consistent performances at the domestic level.

From a young age, Ojha showed immense promise and talent in cricket. He impressed at various age-group levels, showcasing his skills and determination. His success at the junior level led to his inclusion in the Hyderabad Ranji Trophy team in the 2006-07 season. In his second season, Ojha made significant improvements, finishing among the top 10 bowlers in the tournament with 29 wickets.

Ojha’s excellent showing in domestic cricket earned him a spot in the India A team. He made his mark by taking eight wickets in an innings victory against South Africa in Delhi. The selectors took notice of his consistent performances and rewarded him with a call-up to the Indian ODI squad for the tri-series in Bangladesh and the Asia Cup in Pakistan in 2008.

Ojha made his ODI debut against Bangladesh, where he displayed his bowling prowess by taking a mesmerizing wicket with a ripping delivery that left Raqibul Hasan clueless. Following his successful outing in limited-overs cricket, Ojha made his Test debut against Sri Lanka in 2009. He made an immediate impact, showing great control and picking up crucial wickets.

One of the highlights of Ojha’s career was his partnership with R Ashwin in Test cricket. Together, they formed a formidable spin duo that troubled batsmen around the world. Ojha’s ability to extract turn and deceive batsmen with his variations made him a vital asset to the Indian team.

In the 2011 home Test series against the West Indies, Ojha was at his best, claiming 20 wickets. He continued his good run of form the following year against New Zealand, taking 13 wickets. Ojha’s contributions played a significant role in India’s success during these series.

Throughout his career, Ojha has been known for his accuracy, flight, and ability to exploit the conditions favoring spin. His skill set, combined with his hard work and dedication, has earned him a reputation as one of India’s finest left-arm spinners.

Off the field, Ojha is known for his humble nature and down-to-earth personality. He is seen as a team player and is admired for his commitment to the game. Despite facing challenges and competition, Ojha has consistently showcased his skills and made valuable contributions to Indian cricket.

With a career that spans over a decade, Pragyan Prayash Ojha has etched his name in Indian cricket history. His accomplishments and contributions to the sport have made him a revered figure in the eyes of cricket aficionados. Ojha’s love for the game and his passion for excellence continue to drive him as he strives to achieve new heights in his career.

Pragyan Ojha Career Stats

Pragyan Ojha Batting Stats

Batting Matches Innings Nos Runs High Score Ave BF SR 100s 50s 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 24 27 17 89 18* 8.9 492 18.08 0 0 6 0 10 0
T20Is 6 1 1 10 10* - 6 166.66 0 0 0 1 1 0
ODIs 18 10 8 46 16* 23 112 41.07 0 0 3 0 7 0
FC 108 139 45 848 51 9.02 2861 29.63 0 1 83 7 35 0
List A 103 63 29 281 20 8.26 - - 0 0 - - 31 0
T20s 142 38 20 75 11* 4.16 108 69.44 0 0 0 3 21 0

Pragyan Ojha Bowling Stats

Bowling Matches Innings Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10w
Tests 24 48 7633 3420 113 6/47 10/89 30.26 2.68 67.5 5 7 1
T20Is 6 6 126 132 10 4/21 4/21 13.2 6.28 12.6 1 0 0
ODIs 18 17 876 652 21 4/38 4/38 31.04 4.46 41.7 1 0 0
FC 108 - 25330 12130 424 7/58 - 28.6 2.87 59.7 19 23 3
List A 103 100 5337 4190 123 5/19 5/19 34.06 4.71 43.3 3 3 0
T20s 142 139 2897 3492 156 4/15 4/15 22.38 7.23 18.5 3 0 0

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