No place for Pragyan Ojha in Hyderabad too?

Feb 27, 2013, 07:50 IST | Debasish Datta

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.

Pragyan Ojha

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. 

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