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Ashutosh Aman

India | All-Rounder (Spin)

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Ashutosh Aman
Born19/05/1986
Country India
Player Status Available
Player Type All-Rounder (Spin)
Player RoleRH Top-Order Bat | SLA Orthodox Spin
Player Level Professional
Entry Route Tier 5 (Creative & Sporting)
Major TeamsBihar, Services

 

Ashutosh Aman (32) recently hit the headlines after a quite spectacular Ranji Trophy season. The left-arm spinner broke the legendary Bishan Singh Bedi’s tally for the most Ranji Trophy wickets in a single season.

In 1974/75, Bedi took his 64 wickets at the ludicrous average of 8.53. Aman's numbers this season are even more extraordinary, taking 68 wickets at an average of 6.48, including 9 five wicket bags and 5 ten wicket match hauls.

Hailing from Bihar's Gaya, Aman started playing cricket as a teenager for his district. And within three years, he had made his way to Delhi in a bid to further his cricketing ambitions. He joined the Indian Air Force's accounts department under their sports-quota scheme and began playing for Services.

"I used to earlier play in Gaya itself, from the age of 14, but there was no Ranji Trophy in Bihar back then, so at 17 I joined the Air Force," Aman says. "After that, whatever cricket I've played and learnt is under the Air Force's aegis. But the competition was high in Services, so I wasn't getting the opportunity to play Ranji cricket there. My dream was to play days (first-class) cricket, and that's why I made the switch".

"I have a job at the Air Force, so there I wasn't getting much opportunities with Services, and therefore I came to Bihar since I live in Gaya anyway. I did well in the districts, so then they called me for the one-dayers. I had the best economy in Vijay Hazare Trophy (2.10 in eight games) so then they asked me to play Ranji Trophy. Then I did a camp with Subroto Banerjee, our coach. He liked me, so together with our captain Pragyan Ojha - who is another left-arm spinner like me - they chose me."

As they say, the rest is history and Aman is now atop of the Ranji Trophy record books courtesy of his season’s exploits. Given his success, he is now seeking opportunities abroad in 2019. Whilst he’s received accolades for his bowling achievements, Aman is actually a genuine all-rounder who struck a century (111) amongst 337 runs at 48.14 during the 2018/19 Ranji season. An incredible effort and top notch cricketer seeking UK league cricket in 2019.

 

Last Updated

10/01/2019

Statistics

Match Type Mts Inns NO Runs HS Ave Balls Runs Wkts BB Ave
First-class 8 10 3 337 111 48.14 1389 441 68 8-51 6.48
List A 12 8 1 164 34 23.42 478 269 16 3-2 16.81
Twenty20 6 5 0 37 24 7.4 138 129 7 4-15 18.42

Statistical record last updated 21st May, 2019
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