Biography

Ashoke Dinda is an Indian National Cricketer. He plays for Bengal in the Domestic circuit and the Delhi Daredevils in the Indian Premier League (IPL). Earlier he used to play for Kolkata Knight Riders in the IPL. He has been one of the most economical bowlers in the Indian Premier League with the economy rate of 6.94. Hailing from the village of Noichunpur, about two hours from Kolkata, Ashoke Dinda's talent was spotted by a coach in Kolkata after bowling a few overs in the nets. 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. He shined for the Kolkata Knight Riders' squad in the inaugural season of the Indian Premier League in 2008, especially 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.