Sri Lanka v India, 3rd ODI, Colombo July 26, 2012

Ojha undergoes scan after injury


Pragyan Ojha, the India left-arm spinner, has had a precautionary scan after hurting his neck during batting practice at the Premadasa Stadium in Colombo. Ojha was hit while trying to pull a ball during throwdowns in the indoor nets at the ground. The extent of the injury was unclear but it is understood to not be serious. Ojha seemed to be in some pain as he walked out of the indoor facility feeling his neck.

Ojha has two days to recover ahead of the third ODI against Sri Lanka on Saturday. He played as the second spinner alongside R Ashwin in the first two games of the series in Hambantota, taking a combined 1 for 51 in 6.5 overs. Legspinner Rahul Sharma is the third specialist spinner in the India squad.

The five-ODI series is level at 1-1 after India won the first game in Hambantota and Sri Lanka won the second.

Abhishek Purohit is an editorial assistant at ESPNcricinfo

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  • Dummy4 on July 27, 2012, 14:38 GMT

    i agree with udit gupta.......................................................

  • Andrew on July 27, 2012, 12:35 GMT

    Bit unlucky to get hit in the neck!

  • Dummy4 on July 27, 2012, 11:00 GMT

    Yes, Ojha is better. Maybe not so much in limited overs, but definitely in Tests.

  • subhash on July 27, 2012, 6:16 GMT

    @anant shah ---- ohja better than ashwin??? u serious??? funniest comment:)

  • Dummy4 on July 26, 2012, 22:07 GMT

    Hope Ojha plays. He is India's best spinner. Better than Ashwin, better than Sharma, and currently better than Harbhajan. He can flight the ball, gets good spin and has great variations.

  • sidh on July 26, 2012, 18:39 GMT

    rahul should play.he new for it is good for team india.

  • Apurv on July 26, 2012, 16:24 GMT

    Get rahul sarma in for the X factor. He is an excellent spinner and is gonna be a legend just like Kumble in future.

  • Dummy4 on July 26, 2012, 15:41 GMT

    Its good if Ojha doesn't play. His work can easily be done by somebody like raina or Kohli or both.

  • swaroop on July 26, 2012, 13:10 GMT

    but how can rahul sharma play with obligations......................................................

  • bikash on July 26, 2012, 10:29 GMT

    can ojha play the next???????????????????????????????

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