India vs West Indies: Hosts unchanged for 2nd Test

Updated: 10 November 2011 13:44 IST

India named an unchanged Indian squad for the second Test against the West Indies in New Delhi on Thursday, once again leaving out senior off-spinner Harbhajan Singh from the side.

New Delhi:

India named an unchanged Indian squad for the second Test against the West Indies in New Delhi on Thursday, once again leaving out senior off-spinner Harbhajan Singh from the side.

The selection committee decided to retain the side which won the first Test by five wickets, which finished inside four days on Wednesday with their two spinners R Ashwin and Pragyan Ojha doing exceedingly well.

Ashwin, who is going to get married in Chennai on November 13, has been picked for the Test starting a day after his wedding at Kolkata's Eden Gardens stadium.

The 25-year-old off-spinner became only the third cricketer to get the Man of the Match award on debut with his nine-wicket haul, which included a six-for in the second innings.

Ojha too was a success, claiming seven wickets, six of them coming in the first innings.

The fine performance by the two effectively shut the door on Harbhajan, who hasn't done anything noteworthy in the Ranji Trophy as well.

Harbhajan was initially axed from the ODI series against England last month before shown the door from the Test team as well.

The Squad: M S Dhoni (C), Virender Sehwag, Gautam Gambhir, Rahul Dravid, Sachin Tendulkar, V V S Laxman, Yuvraj Singh, Ishant Sharma, R Ashwin, Pragyan Ojha, Umesh Yadav, Virat Kohli, Ajinkya Rahane, Rahul Sharma, Varun Aaron.

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