Pragyan Ojha made his debut in first class cricket in 2004/05 and represented India at the under-19 level as well. He finished the 2006–07 Ranji Trophy season with 29 wickets with an impressive average of 19.89 in just 6 games. The left arm spinner is known for his ability to flight the ball. He is the only Hyderabadi to have played in all three formats of the game for India.

His earliest pursuit in cricket was at the age of 10, when he went to Sahid Sporting Club for a summer camp in Bhubaneswar under Sasang S Das, while studying at D.A.V Public School in Chandrasekharpur. Three years later, he moved to Bhavan's Sri RamaKrishna Vidyalaya (BSRKV) in Sainikpuri and carried on his cricket coaching under the guidance of T Vijay Paul.

Pragyan Ojha represented Hyderabad Cricket Association in domestic cricket from 2004 till 2015, now plays for Cricket Association of Bengal. He has previously played for Deccan Chargers and currently plays for Mumbai Indians in the Indian Premier League. His high success in the first couple of seasons in domestic cricket and the IPL ensured his selection in the 15-man Indian squad for the Bangladesh tour and Asia Cup in 2008.

He played his first One Day International match against Bangladesh on 28 June 2008 in Karachi and ended up with figures of 2/43.


Pragyan Ojha was awarded Man of the Match for his outstanding figures of 5/40 and 5/49, against West Indies which was Sachin's last and 200th test match, 14-16 Nov 2013. Pragyan Ojha was awarded for IPL Jury's Best Bowler at the Grand Hyatt Hotel, Mumbai on 23 April 2010. Odisha's Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik presented a momentum to Pragyan Ojha for his completion of 100 Test Wickets on 4 August 2013.
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