|Full name||Pragyan Prayash Ojha|
5 September 1986 |
Bhubaneswar, Orissa, India
|Height||1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)|
|Bowling style||Slow left arm orthodox|
|Test debut (cap 261)||24 November 2009 v Sri Lanka|
|Last Test||= 2013 v WestIndies|
|ODI debut (cap 174)||28 June 2008 v Bangladesh|
|Last ODI||24 July 2012 v Sri Lanka|
|T20I debut (cap 23)||6 June 2009 v Bangladesh|
|Last T20I||13 June 2010 v Zimbabwe|
|Domestic team information|
|Source: Cricinfo, 17 November 2013|
Pragyan Prayash Ojha pronunciation (help·info) (Oriya: ପ୍ରଜ୍ଞାନ ଓଝା, born 5 September 1986) is an Indian cricketer who plays for India national cricket team. He is slow left arm orthodox bowler. He plays for Hyderabad cricket team in domestic cricket and Mumbai Indians in the IPL.
Currently, Ojha holds rank number nine in the ICC Player Rankings for Test bowlers.
Debuting in first class cricket in 2004/05, Ojha is a left-arm spinner who has represented India at under-19 level. He finished the 2006–07 Ranji Trophy season with 29 wickets at 19.89, in just 6 games.
While studying in D.A.V Public School, Chandrasekharpur, he joined Sahid sporting club in Bhubaneswar and continued there till his 8th standard. He later joined the Bhavan's Sri RamaKrishna Vidyalaya (BSRKV), Sainikpuri in Hyderabad and carried on his cricket Coaching at the Vijay Paul's Cricket Academy.
The young left arm spinner is known for his ability to flight the ball. Pragyan Ojha plays for the Hyderabad and the Mumbai Indians in the Indian Premier League. His highly successful campaign in the first season ensured selection in the 15-man Indian squad for the Bangladesh tour and Asia cup. He has performed exceedingly well in the 3 editions of IPL, earning the praise of his captain Adam Gilchrist & Sachin Tendulkar. In IPL 3 he was awarded the Purple Cap for picking up the most number of wickets in the tournament. As a result, he was called into the national limited overs squad and made his ODI debut. He was all the more successful in the second season, which ensured his selection in the 2009 ICC World Twenty20 in England.he took five wickets vs New Zealand in 2012 ind vs nz test series
His debut match was against Bangladesh on 6 June 2009, in which took 4/21 in four overs, a terrific spell in T20 format. He was awarded Man of the Match for his outstanding and match-winning performance. However, after an indifferent performance in the first match in the Super Eight stage against the West Indies, which India lost, he was dropped in favour of all rounder Ravindra Jadeja, another left arm spinner.
In November 2009, Ojha made his Test debut in the Second Test against Sri Lanka in Kanpur, replacing Amit Mishra and gaining figures of 2-37 off 23 overs and 2-36 off 15.3 overs in India's 100th Test win. He then took five wickets in the Third Test in another innings win for India. Despite taking nine wickets at 28.66 in two Tests, he was then dropped in favour of Mishra as the second spinner for the tour to Bangladesh. Ojha became the 800th and final Test victim of Muttiah Muralitharan, the highest wicket taker in Test history.
In November, during the First Test of the West Indies Tour of India he staged a marvelous comeback taking 6 wickets for 72 runs in the first innings.
Pragyan Ojha tied the nuptial knot with an Oriya girl by the name of Karabee Kailash on 17 May 2010. The marriage was held with complete Oriya traditions, customs and rituals. The marriage was held at Hotel Mayfair.
On 26 July 2012, during a practice session in Premadasa Stadium, Colombo he was hit by the ball on his neck.He was discharged from the hospital after check up.
Man of the Match award
|S No||Opponent||Venue : mumbai||Date : 16 November 2013||Match Performance|
|1||Bangladesh||Trent Bridge, Nottingham||6 June 2009||DNB; 4-0-21-4, 1 catch;|
he was awarded man of the match vs west indies at mumbai on dated 16 November 2013
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