Ashok Dinda, a right-arm medium pace bowler comes from a small village in Kolkata. His talent was spotted by a coach, Atal Dev Burman who asked him to stay back and hone his bowling skills. He had a short stint with the Australian Institute of Sport, following which he made his first-class debut for Bengal in the year 2005-06. Despite an ordinary performance on the domestic front, he was selected to play for Kolkata in the Indian T20 league, where he made an impressive debut in the opening game. In September, he was selected in the Rest of India squad for the Irani Trophy and also the India A team that toured Israel. He made his T20I debut for India in 2009 against Sri Lanka, taking the priced wicket of Sanath Jayasuriya. He made his ODI debut in 2010 against Zimbabwe.