Ashok Dinda ready for Test cricket: W Raman

Ashok Dinda has a total of 37 wickets from six matches in this Ranji season Getty Images

By CricketCountry Staff

Mumbai: Dec 26, 2011

Bengal coach Woorkeri Raman wants Bengal pacer Ashok Dinda to be selected in the Indian Test squad immediately.

Ashok Dinda who finished with 10 wickets against Baroda in the last group stage match of Ranji Trophy Elite league, has 153 wickets in first class cricket.

“He was really hostile and demonstrated the heart of a champion bowler right through the season. He generally bowled on lifeless tracks,” Raman was quoted in The Hindu.

“He showed tremendous attitude even if he was required to bowl 12 hostile overs straight; that’s a stand out performance and something rare. He showed he’s got the fire in him to bowl fast and to a consistent length. He’s an immediate option for bigger opportunities including Test match cricket.”

In this year s Ranji Trophy, Dinda has a total of 37 wickets from six matches.

Dinda has played only five ODIs but didn t succeed much.