Debashish Mohanty

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Debashish Mohanty
Personal information
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm medium
Career statistics
Competition Tests ODIs
Matches 2 45
Runs scored - 28
Batting average - 5.59
100s/50s -/- -/-
Top score - 18*
Balls bowled 430 1996
Wickets 4 57
Bowling average 59.75 29.15
5 wickets in innings - -
10 wickets in match - n/a
Best bowling 4/78 4/56
Catches/stumpings -/- 10/-
Source: [1], 4 February 2006

Debasish (or Debasis) Sarbeswar Mohanty About this sound pronunciation  (born 20 July 1976, Bhubaneswar, Odisha) is a former Indian cricketer who played in 2 Tests and 45 ODIs from 1997 to 2001. He was a right-arm medium-fast bowler who coupled pace to his naturally lanky frame. He found success in the limited overs format, averaging under 30 and taking over 1 wicket per game.

There was a period when Mohanty formed a strong new ball partnership with Venkatesh Prasad. Beginning at 1999 Cricket World Cup, he was the second highest Indian wicket taker despite playing 4 games less than the leading Indian wicket taker - Javagal Srinath. Mohanty played 17 ODIs and picked up 29 wickets at an average in the early 20s and climbed into the top 20 of the ICC ODI World Rankings. However, with the return of Ajit Agarkar, his opportunities dwindled and he played only another 7 games. Mohanty, along with Harvinder Singh was instrumental in winning one of the Sahara Cup series against Pakistan in Toronto in the 1990s.

In the 2000–01 season, Mohanty took ten for 46 playing in a first-class match for East Zone v South Zone at Agartala, his career-best innings analysis, and so achieved the rare feat of taking all ten wickets in an innings.[1]

Mohanty also represented Odisha and East Zone in the Ranji Trophy and Duleep Trophy respectively. In 2006, he joined Colwyn Bay Cricket Club in Wales as the club professional. He is presently employed by NALCO, Bhubaneswar. Currently he has been appointed the coach for Odisha Ranji team. He replaced the former coach Michael Bevan. He recently coached the East Zone team and East Zone created history by winning their first Duleep Trophy. His bowling action was rewarded by the ICC as the official action for the 1999 World Cup graphical logo.

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