Odisha cricket lovers happy over Basant Mohanty's India A selection

Odisha Cricket Association (OCA) congratulated Mohanty on being selected in the India A team and hoped he would follow the footsteps of Debashis Mohanty, who made it into the senior India team in late 90's.

updated: August 07, 2013 21:10 IST
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Cuttack: Cricket lovers, enthusiasts and administrators in Odisha were elated when local seamer Basant Mohanty was picked in the India A team to play the upcoming one-day matches against the visiting New Zealand A team. Mohanty was selected along with 13 other players in the team that would be led by Unmukt Chand.

Born in November 1986 in Cuttack, the 26-year-old right-hand medium fast bowler till date has picked up 170 wickets in the 44 first-class matches he has played with an encouraging economic rate of 2.33.

"My selection in the India A team would encourage me further and I would use this opportunity to stake my claim in the senior team," Mohanty said after getting the news of his selection.

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