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Ashish Nehra

Ashish Nehra

Age 44IndiaINDIA
Left-arm medium fast Bowler

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. Although, he enjoyed his most fruitful season with Sunrisers Hyderabad in 2016-17. 

With age catching up and his body going through a lot of stress, the Delhi speedster called it quits from all form of cricket. He was handed a heartfelt farewell at his home ground by the BCCI in the first match of the 3-T20I series against New Zealand in 2017. To put his career in a nutshell, Nehra had a lot of potential but due to injuries, he underachieved.

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Ashish Nehra Statistics

Debut
India vs Zimbabwe on Jun 24, 2001
Last
India vs Pakistan on Mar 30, 2011
Debut
India vs Sri Lanka on Feb 24, 1999
Last
India vs Pakistan on Apr 13, 2004
Debut
India vs Sri Lanka on Dec 09, 2009
Last
India vs New Zealand on Nov 01, 2017
Debut
Mumbai Indians vs Royal Challengers Bangalore on Apr 20, 2008
Last
Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Rising Pune Supergiant on May 06, 2017

Ashish Nehra Batting Records

MatR50s100sAvgS/R
120141005.6457.31
Highest Runs24
Balls Faced19
On DateJul 09, 02
AgainstEnglandENG

Ashish Nehra Bowling Records

MatOWAvgS/REco
120958.315731.7236.635.19
Wickets Taken6
Runs23
On DateFeb 26, 03
AgainstEnglandENG

Ashish Nehra Fielding Records

CatchesStumpingsRun Outs
1807
Mat: Matches, R: Runs, W: Wickets, O: Overs, S/R: Strike Rate, Eco: Economy Rate, Avg: Average

Ashish Nehra Batting Records

MatR50s100sAvgS/R
1777005.5030.07
Highest Runs19
Balls Faced54
On DateJul 25, 02
AgainstEnglandENG

Ashish Nehra Bowling Records

MatOWAvgS/REco
17574.34442.4078.343.24
Wickets Taken4
Runs72
On DateJun 15, 01
AgainstZimbabweZIM

Ashish Nehra Fielding Records

CatchesStumpingsRun Outs
500
Mat: Matches, R: Runs, W: Wickets, O: Overs, S/R: Strike Rate, Eco: Economy Rate, Avg: Average

Ashish Nehra Batting Records

MatR50s100sAvgS/R
2728005.6071.79
Highest Runs22
Balls Faced13
On DateDec 09, 09
AgainstSri LankaSL

Ashish Nehra Bowling Records

MatOWAvgS/REco
27983422.2917.297.73
Wickets Taken3
Runs19
On DateMay 01, 10
AgainstAfghanistanAFG

Ashish Nehra Fielding Records

CatchesStumpingsRun Outs
401
Mat: Matches, R: Runs, W: Wickets, O: Overs, S/R: Strike Rate, Eco: Economy Rate, Avg: Average

Ashish Nehra Batting Records

MatR50s100sAvgS/R
8841005.8566.12
Highest Runs22
Balls Faced16
On DateApr 18, 10
AgainstDeccan ChargersDCH

Ashish Nehra Bowling Records

MatOWAvgS/REco
8831810623.5318.007.84
Wickets Taken4
Runs10
On DateApr 22, 15
AgainstRoyal Challengers BangaloreRCB

Ashish Nehra Fielding Records

CatchesStumpingsRun Outs
1901
Mat: Matches, R: Runs, W: Wickets, O: Overs, S/R: Strike Rate, Eco: Economy Rate, Avg: Average
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