Ashwin-Ojha fine show set to shut the door on Bhajji

Updated: Nov 09, 2011, 21:14 PM IST

New Delhi: Harbhajan Singh, till recently a regular in the national team, appears destined to remain in the cold with debutant R Ashwin and Pragyan Ojha doing exceedingly well in the opening cricket Test against the West Indies.

Man-of-the-Match Ashwin took nine wickets in the game and Ojha claimed seven wickets to bowl India to an excellent five-wicket win at the Feroz Shah Kotla stadium.

Harbhajan, with over 400 Test wickets, was left out of the team for the first Test due to indifferent performances in recent months. The team for the second Test starting in Kolkata on November 14 is yet to be announced but the veteran offie is unlikely to figure in it.

Skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni, a known supporter of Harbhajan, indicated as much in the post-match press conference here.

"Let`s see. Ojha did well and Ashwin won man of match in his debut match," Dhoni said about chances of Harbhajan coming back into the team.

PTI