Thursday 31 July 2014 

India Call Up Naman Ojha

Naman Ojha playing for the Rajasthan Royals
Naman Ojha, pictured here playing in the 2009 Indian Premier League, has been called up to India's Test squad
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India have called up wicket-keeper Naman Ojha ahead of the fourth Test against England after Wriddhiman Saha suffered an injury.

Saha, who has played two Tests, travelled to England as back-up wicket-keeper to MS Dhoni as well as batting cover.

Ojha will now serve both roles and will arrive fresh from an outstanding run of form for India 'A' in Australia.

He has scored three centuries in as many innings against Australia 'A', hitting 219 not out, 101 not out and 110 in a pair of high-scoring draws.

He has yet to play a Test but did play a single One-Day International for India against Sri Lanka in Zimbabwe, scoring one run, in 2010.

He also played two Twenty20 Internationals against Zimbabwe on the same tour, scoring two in the first match and then 10 in the second.

In first-class cricket, he has scored 6,877 runs in 101 matches at an average of 42.71 with 16 centuries and 40 half-centuries.

After a draw in the opening Test at Trent Bridge, India won the second Test at Lord's by 95 runs and lost the third Test at The Ageas Bowl by 266 runs.

The fourth Test at Old Trafford begins on 7th August and the final match is at The Oval, beginning on 15th August.

India Test squad: MS Dhoni (captain), Varun Aaron, Ravichandran Ashwin, Stuart Binny, Shikhar Dhawan, Gautam Gambhir, Ravindra Jadeja, Virat Kohli, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Naman Ojha, Ishwar Pandey, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane, Mohammad Shami, Ishant Sharma, Rohit Sharma, Pankaj Singh, Murali Vijay

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Fixtures & Results

9th-13th July: 1st Test, Trent Bridge, Nottingham
India 457 & 391-9 dec. (Binny 78) drew with
England 496 (Root 154no, Anderson 81)
17th-21st July: 2nd Test, Lord's, London
India 295 & 342 (Vijay 95, Jadeja 68) beat
England 319 & 223 (Sharma 7-74) by 95 runs
27th-31st July: 3rd Test, The Ageas Bowl, Southampton
England 569-7 dec. & 205-4 dec. beat
India 330 & 178 (Ali 6-67) by 266 runs
7th-11th August: 4th Test, Emirates Old Trafford, Manchester
England 367 (Root 77, Buttler 70) beat
India 152 & 166 by an innings & 54 runs
15th-19th August: 5th Test, The Kia Oval, London
England 486 (Root 149no, Cook 79) beat
India 148 & 94 by an innings & 244 runs
25th August: 1st ODI, Bristol
Match abandoned without a ball being bowled due to rain
27th August: 2nd ODI, SWALEC Stadium, Cardiff
India 304-6 (Raina 100, Woakes 4-52) beat
England 161 (Jadeja 4-28) by 133 runs (D/L)
30th August: 3rd ODI, Trent Bridge, Nottingham
India 228-4 (Rayudu 64no) beat
England 227 (Cook 44) by six wickets
2nd September: 4th ODI, Edgbaston, Birmingham
India 212-1 (Rahane 106, Dhawan 97no) beat
England 206 (Moeen Ali 67) by nine wickets
5th September: 5th ODI, Headingley, Leeds
England 294-7 (Root 113, Buttler 49) beat
India 253 (Jadeja 87) by 41 runs
7th September: T20I, Edgbaston, Birmingham
England 180-7 (Morgan 71, Hales 40)
India 177-5 (Kohli 66) by three runs