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Kohli and Ojha to replace injured duo
Thursday 04 August 2011

The BCCI finally decided to send reinforcements for the injury-hit Indian Test sqaud in England. Virat Kohli and Pragyan Ojha will replace the injured duo of Yuvraj Singh and Harbhajan Singh.

Yuvraj has suffered a fracture to his left index finger after being hit by a Tim Bresnan snorter in the second innings at Nottingham, while Harbhajan has an abdominal strain.

"Harbhajan Singh has a grade I abdominal muscle strain. Yuvraj will take around four weeks to recover and Harbhajan is likely to recover in three weeks. Both Kohli and Ojha will join the Indian team at the earliest," BCCI Secretary, N Srinivasan, said in a statement.

Kohli was in India's Test squad to the West Indies but was overlooked for the Test series in England after a dismal performance in the Caribbean. He has played just three Test matches for the country so far and has scored 76 runs at an average of 15.20.

Ojha, on the other hand, has played 11 Tests and has taken 42 wickets with the best of 4/117.

The Indian team has suffered a number of injuries on their tour of England. Zaheer Khan suffered a hamstring strain on the first morning of the first Test. While Gautam Gambhir picked up an elbow injury after being hit by a full-blooded sweep shot by Matt Prior at Lord's.

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