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'Amazed Ojha not in Test team'

IANS
Sep 15, 2011 at 08:30pm IST

London: Surrey manager Chris Adams is surprised that Pragyan Ojha has been left out of the Indian cricket Test squad and predicts that the left-arm spinner will play 100 Tests for the country.

Ojha took six for 42 in Surrey's innings-and-126-run victory over Derbyshire in three days at The Oval.

The win promoted the County to LV County Championship Division One.

Amazed Ojha not in Test team: Surrey manager

Ojha took 10 wickets to spearhead Surrey's drive towards their fourth successive championship win.

Ojha finished with match figures of 10 for 90 to spearhead Surrey's drive towards their fourth successive championship win.

Surrey were surprised when they were able to secure Ojha's services following a call-up to India's squad for The Oval Test.

"It's not for me to comment on India's selections but I'm amazed he's not playing Test cricket," Adams told a website.

"I strongly believe he will play 100 Tests for India, from what I've seen. I may be hitting high, but he's a wonderful bowler with wonderful skills. I expect him in the next six months to break into the India team and be a permanent fixture."

Ojha has proved to be the signing of the season, taking 24 wickets at 12.95 runs each as Surrey have wrested a top-two spot with four successive championship victories.

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