Debasis Mohanty: First Odia In Indian Cricket Team

Through this article, I want to provide some information regarding Debasis Mohanty the Medium fast bowler, who is first from Odia to play for Indian national Cricket team. See below to get full information about Debashis Mohanty, his profile and biography

Full name: Debasis Sarbeswar Mohanty
Born on: July 20, 1976, Bhubaneswar, Orissa
Played for : India, Orissa
Style of Batting : Right handed batsman
Style of Bowling : Right arm medium fast

Career Details of Debasis Mohanty

Test debut: Sri Lanka v India Against Sri Lanka at Colombo (SSC), Aug 9, 1997
ODI debut: Against Pakistan at Toronto, Sep 13, 1997
FC debut: 1996/97
List-A debut: 1996/97
T-20 debut: Orissa v Jharkhand at Kolkata, Apr 3, 2007

Debasish Mohanty is a former Indian cricketer who played in 2 Tests and 45 ODIs from 1997 to 2001. He was a right-arm medium-fast bowler supported with natural swing. He has got much of his success in ODIs averaging under 30 and taking more than 1 wicket per game. But he has got a very little chance to prove himself in test cricket for India.

He was the second highest wicket taker for India in 1999 world cup behinds Javagal Srinath. And he was the instrumental in winning one of the Sahara Cup Series against Pakistan in Toronto in the 1990s. However, on return of Ajit Agarkar, his opportunities dwindled and he became in and out of the team for many occasions.In swinging conditions he is always be an obvious choice. However, he is not so good in Indian conditions perhaps because of his bowling styles. He was dropped in 2001 and slipped out of the international reckoning.

Mr. Mohanty represented Orissa in the Ranji Trophy and East Zone in Duleep Trophy. He has played for Colwyn Bay Cricket Club in Wales in 2006. He is presently employed by NALCO, Bhubaneswar.Presently he has been appointed as coach for Orissa ranji team replacing Michael Bevan.

Batting Statistics of Debasis Mohanty

Mat NO Runs HS Avg. 100 50 Ct
Tests 2 1 0 0* - 0 0 0
ODIs 45 6 28 18* 5.60 0 0 10
FC 117 42 1553 97 13.62 0 5 47
List A 129 26 218 22 7.26 0 0 26
T-20 8 0 12 12 4.00 0 0 1

Bowling Statistics of Debasis Mohanty

Mat Balls Wkts Best Ave Econ 5w 10
Tests 2 430 4 4/78 59.75 3.33 0 0
ODIs 45 1996 57 4/56 29.15 4.99 0 0
FC 117 22053 417 10/46 21.05 2.38 19 3
List A 129 6024 160 5/22 26.84 4.27 1 0
T-20 8 163 9 2/24 20.33 6.73 0 0


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