This Blog is about Ashish Nehra
Full name Ashish Nehra
Born 29 April 1979 (age 32)
Batting style Right-handed
Bowling style Left-arm fast-medium
National side India
Test debut (cap 17) 24 February 1999 v Sri Lanka
Last Test 13 April 2004 v Pakistan
ODI debut (cap 117) 21 June 2001 v Zimbabwe
Last ODI 30 March 2011 v Pakistan
ODI shirt no. 64
Domestic team information
2008 Mumbai Indians
2009–2010 Delhi Daredevils
2011-present Sahara Pune Warriors
Competition Tests ODIs FC LA
Matches 17 117 78 174
Runs scored 77 140 515 341
Batting average 5.50 6.08 8.30 8.31
100s/50s 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0
Top score 19 24 43 24
Balls bowled 3447 5609 14829 8406
Wickets 44 154 257 217
Bowling average 42.40 31.56 29.87 32.13
5 wickets in innings 0 2 12 2
10 wickets in match 0 n/a 4 n/a
Best bowling 4/72 6/23 7/14 6/23
Catches/stumpings 5/– 17/– 24/– 25/–
Ashish Nehra About this sound pronunciation (help·info) born April 29, 1979 in Delhi) is an Indian cricketer (left-arm fast bowler) who has represented India at the international level since 1999.
Nehra started playing first-class cricket for his hometown, Delhi, in the 1997/1998 season and made his Test debut against Sri Lanka at Colombo in 1999 and his ODI debut against Zimbabwe at Harare in 2001. On his Test debut, Nehra started out well, dismissing Marvan Atapattu early but then failed to pick up any more wickets. Similarly, he dismissed Alistair Campbell with only his 2nd ball in ODIs. He was also part of the Indian team's run at the 2003 World Cup in South Africa. It was there against England, that he got his career-best ODI figures of six for 23. His performance in the other matches in the World Cup were also noteworthy.
However inconsistency and successive back and ankle injuries have prevented him from cementing his place in the Indian team. His career statistics are better in ODI cricket than in Test cricket, but with 144 ODI wickets at an average of 30.54 his average is higher(lesser the best) than all three of his main competitors for fast bowling places in the Indian team - Irfan Pathan, Zaheer Khan and Ajit Agarkar, who all have bowling averages below 30. The new crop of fast bowlers like Munaf Patel, RP Singh and Ishant Sharma also add to the competition. Nevertheless, Nehra completed recovery from a bowel injury in March 2006 and is trying to make a comeback into the Indian team.
He hit the headlines with creditable showings in the second season of the IPL, and was recalled to the ODI squad for the tour of West Indies in June 2009 after 4 years due to an injury to Zaheer Khan.
In 2011 Cricket World Cup, Nehra played his first game vs South Africa. He was expensive giving away 65 runs during 8.4 wicketless overs. He gave away 16 runs in 4 balls when he had to defend 13 runs in the last over. After this, many thought Nehra's world cup was over. he however was a surprise inclusion against Pakistan in the semi-final ahead of Ravichandran Ashwin. Nehra redeemed himself by being the most economical bowler for his side taking 2 wickets in 10 overs for a mere 33 runs as India beat Pakistan by 29 runs. He however could not play the final due to a fractured finger on his right hand.