Ashok Bhimchandra Dinda is a professional Indian cricket player, who plays for teams like the Bengal cricket team and the Pune Warriors India team. Recently, he was bought by the Pune Warriors India team to play at the IPL 5 season 2012.
He was initially advised by Atal Dev Burman, a coach, to sharpen his talents. Thereafter, Dinda spent some time with Kalighat Club and the Australian Institute of Sport. In the 2005-06 season, he made his first class debut for Bengal. In the next season when Bengal reached the final of the Ranji Trophy, Dinda was a consistent member of the team. He played 8 matches and took 16 wickets at a bowling average of 54.58. During the inaugural season of the Indian Premier League in 2008, he was a late addition in the Kolkata Knight Riders team.
Dinda debuted in Twenty20 cricket on 18th April 2008 at Bangalore (M Chinnaswamy Stadium) and the opponent was Bangalore Royal Challengers. He bowled impressively in this match. In the 3 overs that he bowled, he took 2 wickets while conceding 9 runs. Kolkata Knight Riders won this match by 140 runs.
Ashok has appeared in 56 Twenty20 matches in which he has bowled 1064 deliveries and has given away 1205 runs while making 58 dismissals. His economy rate was 6.79, bowling average was 20.77 and bowling strike rate was 18.3. He picked up 175 wickets in the 46 First class matches that he played in.
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