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July 26, 2012
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 ESPNcricinfoFeeds: Abhishek Purohit
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