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Ojha for injured Wriddhi

Calcutta: Wicket-keeper batsman Naman Ojha will replace an injured Wriddhiman Saha for the remainder of the Test series in England, the BCCI said on Thursday.

According to a team spokesman, Saha fractured his left thumb during practice in Southampton on Wednesday.

“The all-India senior selection committee has picked Naman Ojha as his (Saha’s) replacement. Ojha will join the squad at the earliest,” said BCCI secretary Sanjay Patel in a media release.

Ojha has been rewarded for scoring three centuries including a double hundred in the recently concluded four-day matches against Australia A.

The series is tied at 1-1 after England won the third Test by 266 runs on Thursday.