Jacob David Philip Oram

New Zealand Jacob David Philip Oram

Plays for New Zealand
Age 39 years 83 days
Born July 28, 1978, Palmerston North, Manawatu
Batting Style Left-hand bat
Bowling Style Right-arm fast-medium
It is hard to miss Jacob Oram on the pitch, and not just because of his 1.98m height. He has a high degree of agility in the field, where his skills were developed as a schoolboy representative soccer goalkeeper, and he complements that with solid medium-fast bowling skills and a naturally aggressive approach with the bat. Foot problems during the summer of 2001-02 meant he missed a season at a vital stage of his development, but he came back strongly in 2002-03 and sealed a place for himself in both the Test and one-day international sides. In 2003-04, he narrowly missed out on a century, as he struck 97 against Pakistan. But in the first Test against South Africa, he carved 119 not out and then 90 in the second Test, which earned him a touring spot for the England series in 2004. Oram continued to acquit himself well, and maintained his place for the Bangladesh tour in 2004-05. After suffering a stress reaction to a back injury, he missed Australia's tour of New Zealand in 2005 but returned to hit a delightful hundred, his third in Tests, against South Africa at Centurion in April 2006. His one-day game peaked at the CB Series in 2006-07, where his impressive striking rattled both England and Australia. His first ODI century, an amazing 101 from 72 balls against Australia, almost got New Zealand over the line in a huge run-chase at Perth. He broke the ring finger on his left hand taking a catch on the boundary in the Chappell-Hadlee Trophy series soon after but made it to the World Cup. His comment that he would 'chop off his finger' to play sparked frenzied reaction in the media but was meant in jest and he went on to average 33 with the bat and 25 with the ball as New Zealand reached the semi-finals. His ongoing injury problems prompted him to retire from Test cricket in 2009, though he intended to play on in Twenty20 and one-day internationals, as well as for Chennai in the IPL. Lynn McConnell and Cricinfo Staff October 2009
Major Teams Affiliated With
New Zealand Central Districts Chennai Super Kings
Chittagong Kings Gazi Tank Cricketers Mumbai Indians
Rajasthan Royals Uva Next

Batting Performance - as in the API

League 50 100 St Ct 6s 4s Ave HS Runs NO Inns Mat
listA 24 3 0 80 25.43 127 4400 20 193 250
firstClass 18 8 0 36 33.83 155 3992 18 136 85
T20Is 2 0 0 12 22 38 20.60 66* 474 7 30 36
ODIs 13 1 0 51 81 182 24.09 101* 2434 15 116 160
tests 6 5 0 15 21 209 36.32 133 1780 10 59 33

Bowling Performance - as in the API

League 10 5w 4w Econ Ave BBM BBI Wkts Runs Balls Inns Mat
listA 0 2 3 4.36 29.97 5/26 5/26 236 7074 9734 250
firstClass 0 3 2.33 26.82 6/45 155 4158 10670 85
T20Is 0 0 0 8.71 41.73 3/33 3/33 19 793 546 32 36
ODIs 0 2 3 4.38 29.17 5/26 5/26 173 5047 6911 154 160
tests 0 0 1 2.39 33.05 6/63 4/41 60 1983 4964 55 33
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