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Famous cricket players of New Zealand: Jacob Oram

by on March 23, 2011
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 Famous cricket players of New Zealand: Jacob Oram

  • Jacob David Philip Oram is an all rounder of New Zealand cricket team. Oram is a left hand batsman and right-arm fast-medium bowler of New Zealand. The squad of New Zealand cricket team is known for medium-paced bowling all rounders abundance but Jacob Oram stands out in the squad.
  • Jacob Oram made his ODI debut on January 4, 2002 against Zimbabwe. In 160 one day international matches, Jacob Oram has scored 2434 runs at an average of 24.09 with a strike rate of 86.61. Oram has 13 fifties and one century in his batting record with 101 being his highest score so far. In one day international matches, Jacob Oram has secured 173 wickets at an economy rate of 4.38. The best bowling figure of Oram is 5/26.
  • Jacob Oram made his test debut on December 12, 2002 against Indian cricket team. In 33 test matches, Oram has scored 1780 runs at an average of 36.32 with a strike rate of 50.38. Jacob Oram has made 6 fifties and 5 hundreds in test cricket so far with 133 being his highest score. In test cricket, Oram has been able to secure 60 wickets at an average of 33.05 with an economy rate of 2.39.
  • Jacob Oram’s only five-wicket performance came against India in a three-wicket win in 2002. It is considered the fourth best bowling performance by any New Zealand bowler in ODI against India.
  • Jacob Oram has played two World Cups in which his batting performance failed miserably. However Oram was the second leading wickets taker in 2003 ICC Cricket World Cup with 14 wickets at 21.07.

Jacom Oram has been more successful in ODI format where he was ranked as high as 5th leading player in the international playing rating. Oram is part of Lord’s Honours Boards for scoring a century against England in a test match in 2008. He has been declared as one of the finest all rounders and reached number 1 rank at several occasions. 

 

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One Response to “Famous cricket players of New Zealand: Jacob Oram”
  1. admirer says:

    Indeed, he’s a master player.

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