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Popular Indian cricket players: Ashish Nehra

by on March 21, 2011
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Popular Indian cricket players: Ashish Nehra

  • Ahsish Nehra is a left-arm-fast bowler of Indian cricket team. Nehra bowls with accuracy, pace, subtle variations in length and line and has an excellent ability to move the ball off along with devastating later inswinger.
  • Ashish Nehra made his ODI debut against Zimbabwe on June 24, 2001. Nehra has played 120 one day international matches taking 157¬†wickets at an economy rate of 5.21 with an average of 36.60. The best bowling figure of Ashish Nehra is 6/23.
  • Nehra made his test debut against Sri Lankan cricket team on February 24, 1999. He has played 17 test matches securing 44 wickets at an economy rate of 3.24 with an average of 42.40. The best test bowling figure of Ashish Nehra is 4/72 in an innings and 6/117 in a test match.
  • Since year 2009, Ashish Nehra has been the leading ODI wicket taker for Indian cricket team with 62 wickets in 44 matches at an average of 32.29.
  • Nehra is the only bowler from Indian side to take six wickets in a World Cup game. He took 6 for 23 runs against England in 2003 ICC Cricket World Cup.
  • In India, Ashish Nehra has an average of 42.28 runs per wicket in ODI at an economy rate of 6.48. Outside India, Ashish has an economy rate of 4.72 with an average of 27.93.
  • In World Cups, Ashish Nehra has played 11 games taking 16 wickets with 6/23 being his best bowling figure.

Although Ashish Nehra has skills to bowl at his best but lately, he was found giving away runs and became too expensive for the Indian cricket team. On top of this, Nehra faced too many injuries which kept him away from the national team altogether. This gap has been filled by some other great Indian bowlers in the current squad of 2014 and there is actually no place for Nehra to make a come back. However considering his performances in the past, the management could give him one last chance to show his talent. 


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