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Jacob Oram
Personal information
Full name Jacob David Philip Oram
Born 28 July 1978 (1978-07-28) (age 31)
Palmerston North, Manawatu, New Zealand
Nickname Big Jake
Height 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in)
Batting style Left-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm fast-medium
Role All-rounder
International information
National side New Zealand
Test debut (cap 222) 12 December 2002 v India
Last Test 26 August 2009 v Sri Lanka
ODI debut (cap 120) 4 January 2001 v Zimbabwe
Last ODI 9 November 2009 v Pakistan
ODI shirt no. 24
Domestic team information
Years Team
1997–present Central Districts
2008- Chennai Super Kings
Career statistics
Competition Test ODI FC List A
Matches 33 135 85 208
Runs scored 1,780 2,094 3,992 3,814
Batting average 36.32 24.34 33.83 26.30
100s/50s 5/6 1/11 8/18 3/20
Top score 133 101* 155 127
Balls bowled 4,964 5,735 10,682 7,651
Wickets 60 136 155 175
Bowling average 33.05 30.76 26.91 31.31
5 wickets in innings 0 2 3 2
10 wickets in match 0 n/a 0 n/a
Best bowling 4/41 5/26 6/45 5/26
Catches/stumpings 15/– 41/– 36/– 62/–
Source: CricketArchive, 14 November 2009

Jacob David Philip Oram (born 28 July 1978, Palmerston North, Manawatu, New Zealand) is a New Zealand cricketer. He is a left-handed batsman and a right-arm fast-medium bowler. His abilities with both bat and ball has made him a regular fixture in the current New Zealand International sides. Usually batting in the middle to lower order, Oram's bowling has been more successful in the shorter format—reaching as high as 5 in the ICC ODI Player Rankings. Standing at 1.98m (6ft 6 in), he was a schoolboy representative as a soccer goalkeeper. He played for the Manawatu cricket team in the Hawke Cup. He plays for the Chennai Super Kings in the Indian Premier League.

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Career Highlights

He is one of 36 New Zealand Test cricketers to have scored 1,000 runs and one of just six New Zealanders to have reached the double of 1,000 ODI runs and 100 wickets.

In 2003–04, he fell just short of a maiden Test hundred, with 97 against Pakistan, brought up his first Test hundred in his next Test match, against South Africa, with 119 not out,and scored 90 in the following Test. His second Test hundred was 126 not out against Australia in Brisbane, against both Shane Warne and Glenn McGrath. His 3rd Test hundred was again South Africa, with a career highest of 133.

On 28 January 2007, in Perth, Oram smashed an unbeaten 101 off 72 balls in an ODI against Australia. It was at the time the fastest ever ODI century by a New Zealander, and also the fastest ever made against Australia. His 137 run partnership with Brendon McCullum was, at the time, the highest ever for the New Zealand 6th wicket, though this record was broken the following month.[1]

He injured his left ring finger in an ODI prior to the World Cup, and, on February 28, with the tournament just weeks away, he revealed that he would be willing to have it amputated in order to play cricket.[2] However, Oram later clarified his claim as being in a jocular context and the comment intended to convey his strong desire to participate.[3]

Oram is on the Lords Honours Board for his Test century against England in 2008.

On 2 September 2009, Oram took a hat trick against Sri Lanka in a Twenty20 International in Colombo.[4] He took to Angelo Mathews, Malinga Bandara and Nuwan Kulasekara.

On the 13th of October 2009, Oram announced his retirement from test cricket.

Personal life

In March 2008 Jacob married his partner of 8 years, Mara Tait-Jamieson, also of Palmerston North.[5] They currently reside in the Summerhill suburb of Palmerston North with their beloved Labrador, Leo. They are expecting their first child in November 2009.

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