Early Life of Ashok Dinda
Ashok Dinda was born in a Bengali Hindu family, hails from the village of Noichunpur, near the district headquarters Tamluk of East Midnapore district. The talent of Ashok Dinda was spotted by a coach in Kolkata after bowling a few overs in the nets. The coach of Ashok Dinda, Atal Dev Burman, asked him to stay back and sharpen his talents. Ashok Dinda stayed at Atal Dev Burman 's house for four years and whetted his skills at the Russa United Cricket Coaching Centre (RUCCC) in Tollygunge.
Domestic Career of Ashok Dinda
After a stint with Kalighat club and the Australian Institute of Sport, he made his first-class debut for Bengal in the 2005-06 seasons. Ashok Dinda 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.
IPL Career of Ashok Dinda
Ashok Dinda later joined with Kolkata Knight Riders for the inaugural season of the Indian Premier League in 2008, and shone in the league opener in Bengaluru. In September he was awarded a place in the Rest of India squad for the Irani Trophy - a match meant to include Test probable for the Australia series, the following month. Ashok Dinda was named in the Israel-bound India A squad which played three limited-overs match against the Israel. Ashok Dinda was selected in the side on the basis of his impressive performance in the Indian Premier League (IPL). In the 2012 edition of the Indian Premier League, Ashok Dinda joined the Pune Warriors India franchise.
T20 Career of Ashok Dinda
Ashok Dinda played his first T20 international for India on 9 December 2009 against Sri Lanka at Nagpur. He took the wicket of Sanath Jayasuriya there. He ended up with figures of 1/34 in 3 overs. While batting, he scored 19 runs off 20 deliveries before being bowled by Tillakaratne Dilshan.
ODI Career of Ashok Dinda
Ashok Dinda made his ODI debut against Zimbabwe in June 2010. He bowled 7.4 overs and took 0/49. He was picked for the 2010 Asia Cup squad in Sri Lanka. However he played only one game in that tournament, a group stage match against Sri Lanka, in which he ended up with figures of 0/39 in 5 overs.
Ashok Dinda was selected in the 15-man Indian squad for 2012 Asia Cup. Dinda impressed the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) by his performance in the ODI series against Sri Lanka. In the one and only Twenty-20 match against Sri Lanka this August, Ashok Dinda took 4/19 at Pallekele. His performance clearly indicates his good cricket signs and his talent to remain in Indian team.
(Last Updated on : 12-08-2014)
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