Jacob David Philip Oram is a New Zealand cricketer. His profile is that of a left-handed batsman and a right-arm fast-medium bowler. His abilities with both bat and ball has made him a regular fixture in the current New Zealand International sides. He is one of 36 New Zealand Test cricketers to have scored 1,000 runs and one of just six New Zealand-ers to have reached the double of 1,000 ODI runs and 100 wickets. On 28 January 2007, in Perth, Oram smashed an unbeaten 101 off 72 balls in an ODI against Australia. It was at the time the fastest ever ODI century by a New Zealand-er. His 137 run partnership with Brendon McCullum was, at the time, the highest ever for the New Zealand 6th wicket. He injured his left ring finger in an ODI prior to the World Cup, and, on 28 February, with the tournament just weeks away. Oram is on the Lord's Honours Boards for his Test century against England in 2008.On 2 September 2009, Oram took a hat trick against Sri Lanka in a Twenty20 International in Colombo. On 13 October 2009, Oram announced his retirement from Test cricket. During the 2011 World Cup he took arguably the best catch of the tournament and helped the Black Caps take a well deserved victory against a favourite South African side. For the 2013 IPL, Jacob Oram was signed by the Mumbai Indians side.
Why New Zealand can be next World Champions in cricket
"For the majority of their long journey in the Gentleman’s Game, they have performed admirably, courageously and with considerable aplomb, only to fall short at the final hurdle. Each defeat has only made them stronger and hungrier, and they keep rising from the ashes."