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Ashok Dinda
Personal information
Full name Ashok Bhimchandra Dinda
Born 25 March 1984 (1984-03-25) (age 25)
Calcutta, India
Batting style Right-handed
Bowling style Right-arm medium-fast
International information
National side India
Only T20I (cap 24) 9 December 2009 v Sri Lanka
Domestic team information
Years Team
2005–present Bengal
2007–present Kolkata Knight Riders
Career statistics
Competition T20I FC LA T20
Matches 1 29 15 27
Runs scored 19 205 43 25
Batting average 19.00 10.25 6.14 5.00
100s/50s 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0
Top score 19 27 16 19
Balls bowled 18 5805 726 480
Wickets 1 95 24 18
Bowling average 34.00 32.30 26.91 32.22
5 wickets in innings 0 7 0 0
10 wickets in match n/a 0 n/a n/a
Best bowling 1/34 6/52 3/52 3/33
Catches/stumpings 0/– 11/– 2/– 1/–
Source: CricketArchive, 16 December 2009

Ashok Dinda is an Indian cricketer. He plays for Bengal and Kolkata Knight Riders. He has been one of the most economical bowlers in the Indian Premier League.

Hailing from the village of Naichanpur, about three hours from Kolkata, Ashok Dinda's talent was spotted by a coach in Kolkata after bowling a few overs in the nets. The coach, Atal Dev Burman, asked him to stay back and hone his talents. After a stint with Kalighat club and the Australian Institute of Sport, he made his first-class debut for Bengal in the 2005-06 season. He was a regular member of the side that reached the final of the Ranji Trophy the next season, although his performance with the ball wasn't that impressive, with 16 wickets in eight matches at 54.56. He was a late addition to the Kolkata Knight Riders' squad for the inaugural season of the Indian Premier League in 2008, and shone in the league opener in Bangalore. In September he was awarded a place in the Rest of India squad for the Irani Trophy - a match meant to include Test probables for the Australia series, the following month.

Ashok Dinda was named in the Israel bound India A Squad which will play three limited overs match against the Israel, players made the side on the basis of his impressive performance in the Indian Premier League.


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