Full Name Ashish Nehra
Born April 29, 1979
Delhi
Age 38 Years, 0 Months, 0 Days
National Side India
Batting Style Right Handed
Bowling Left-arm medium fast
Batting Rank T20I - NA
Bowling Rank T20I - 22
Teams Played India, Asia XI, Air Force XI, India A, India B, Indian Board President's XI, India Green, Indian Inv XI, India Seniors, North Zone, Rest of India, Chennai, Delhi, Mumbai, Delhi, Pune, Hyderabad
Man of the Match Test - 0, ODI - 2, World Cup - 1, T20I - 1, IPL - 6, CL - 0,
Career Span [Test, 1999 - 2004], [ODI, 2001 - 2011], [World Cup, 2003 - 2011], [T20I, 2009 - 2017], [IPL, 2008 - 2017], [CL, 2009 - 2014],

Few bowlers can be as ordinary and unplayable in equal measure as Ashish Nehra. A left-arm seamer with a side-on action, the Delhi-born player is gifted with pace and swing. His earliest taste of international cricket came in 1999 against Sri Lanka in a one-off Test appearance that resulted in a draw. He returned to the fold after a couple of years, during India's tour of Zimbabwe, playing all of the two Tests and five ODIs. In Tests though, Nehra failed to achieve notable breakthroughs as a front-line seamer.

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Ashish Nehra Overall Stats

Batting & Fielding Performance

  M I N/O R HS 100s 50s 4s 6s Avg S/R Ct St
Test 17 25 11 77 19 v ENG 0 0 8 3 5.50 30.07 5 0
ODI 120 46 21 141 24 v ENG 0 0 12 3 5.64 57.31 18 0
World Cup 12 3 1 9 8* v AUS 0 0 2 0 4.50 100.00 1 0
T20I 26 5 0 28 22 v SL 0 0 1 2 5.60 71.79 4 0
IPL 87 21 14 41 22* v HYD 0 0 3 1 5.85 66.12 19 0
CL 8 0 0 - - 0 0 0 0 - 0.00 2 0

Bowling Performance

  I O M R W Best 3w 5w Avg E/R S/R
Test 29 574.3 122 1866 44 4/72 v ZIM 3 0 42.40 3.24 78.34
ODI 120 958.3 55 4981 157 6/23 v ENG 11 2 31.72 5.19 36.63
World Cup 12 92.5 10 409 18 6/23 v ENG 0 1 22.72 4.40 30.94
T20I 26 94 2 729 34 3/19 v AFG 4 0 21.44 7.75 16.58
IPL 87 316.5 2 2490 106 4/10 v BLR 13 0 23.49 7.85 17.93
CL 8 29.1 0 219 10 4/21 v KOL 0 0 21.90 7.50 17.50

Ashish Nehra Profile

Few bowlers can be as ordinary and unplayable in equal measure as Ashish Nehra. A left-arm seamer with a side-on action, the Delhi-born player is gifted with pace and swing. His earliest taste of international cricket came in 1999 against Sri Lanka in a one-off Test appearance that resulted in a draw. He returned to the fold after a couple of years, during India's tour of Zimbabwe, playing all of the two Tests and five ODIs. In Tests though, Nehra failed to achieve notable breakthroughs as a front-line seamer.

He continued to be a part of the setup until 2005, featuring in India's 2003 World Cup final run and the side’s respectable showing in Australia at the Border-Gavaskar Trophy the same year. Yet, under the hood, it became clear that Nehra's inclusion was only a stop-gap arrangement until Irfan Pathan and Zaheer Khan became accomplished and by year end, that left-arm pairing became consistent enough to replace Nehra.

For four years, there was no talk of Nehra before he earned a surprise call-up in 2009 to tour the West Indies. Still it seemed his inconsistencies hadn't been ironed out, but as a strike bowler his knack of taking wickets saw an upswing. Regular 3-fors and 4-fors, along with injuries to the young breed kept Nehra's slot until 2010.

Nehra was named in the 15-member Indian squad for the 2011 ICC Cricket World Cup, but missed out on most of the matches. He received a lot of flak for a poor final over in the match against South Africa in the league stage which India lost, and was dropped. However, given his experience, he was recalled into the playing eleven for the crucial semi-final against Pakistan where he put up a decent performance. In 2012, he was signed by Pune for the fifth edition of the lucrative Indian T20 league. The following year, Delhi bought him for the sixth edition before Chennai bagged him in the next season.

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