Sri Lanka v India, 3rd ODI, Colombo

Ojha undergoes scan after injury

Abhishek Purohit

July 26, 2012

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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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Posted by   on (July 27, 2012, 14:38 GMT)

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

Posted by Meety on (July 27, 2012, 12:35 GMT)

Bit unlucky to get hit in the neck!

Posted by   on (July 27, 2012, 11:00 GMT)

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

Posted by svel on (July 27, 2012, 6:16 GMT)

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

Posted by   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.

Posted by sidh78 on (July 26, 2012, 18:39 GMT)

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

Posted by apurvgupta1 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.

Posted by   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.

Posted by swaroop677 on (July 26, 2012, 13:10 GMT)

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

Posted by Bikashkumarjena9937039837 on (July 26, 2012, 10:29 GMT)

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

Posted by bravetigersmustwin on (July 26, 2012, 10:25 GMT)

There wont be much difference between Rahul sharma and OHJA

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