No place for Pragyan Ojha in Hyderabad too?
It is almost certain that local boy Pragyan Ojha will not get a look in for the second Test too when India clash with Australia in the second Test at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad from March 2
India skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni will look to go in with a winning combination of R Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja and Harbhajan Singh.
Left-arm spinner Ojha will have a chance only if Dhoni opts for four spinners, which is very unlikely unless the Hyderabad track will be a rank turner.
Dhoni indicated that Harbhajan Singh deserves to play the second Test. “Bhajji was a bit tentative in first innings, but in second innings, he came out very strongly. He was very consistent with his length,” Dhoni said.
Ojha finished with a match-haul of 6-92 in his last Test in Hyderabad against New Zealand in August 2012. He was also the highest wicket-taker against England — 20 wickets in four Tests, while Ashwin scalped 14.