Southampton: Wicket-keeper batsman Naman Ojha will replace an injured Wriddhiman Saha in the India squad for remainder of the five-match Test series in England, the BCCI said today.
"The All-India Senior Selection Committee has picked Naman Ojha as his (Saha's) replacement. Ojha will join the squad at the earliest," said BCCI secretary Sanjay Patel in a statement.
Naman Ojha celebrates after scoring his double century against Australia 'A' during the Quadrangular Series match at Allan Border Field on July 7, 2014 in Brisbane, Australia. Pic/Getty Images
Ojha has been rewarded for scoring three centuries including a double hundred
Ojha, 31, has been in great nick with the India 'A' side in the recently concluded four-day matches against Australia 'A'. He struck three centuries, including a maiden double-ton in two first-class matches -- an unbeaten 219 off 250 balls.
He has 6877 runs from 101 first-class matches at an average at 42.71. and has also had a productive season for Madhya Pradesh in the last Ranji Trophy season, scoring 835 runs from seven matches.
The series is tied at 1-1 after England won the third Test by 266 runs here today.