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Jadeja may get a look-in as selection panel meets

cricket Updated: Jan 17, 2009 23:28 IST
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After a thumping 5-0 victory over England in the seven-match ODI series, there is unlikely to be much change in the squad for the tour of Sri Lanka.

However, it was learnt that the name of Saurashtra allrounder Ravindra Jadeja is likely to come up for discussion when the selectors meet in Mumbai on Sunday to pick the squad for the five-match ODI series in Sri Lanka.

Jadeja, who was part of the India U-19 World Cup winning squad last year, scored 739 runs in nine Ranji matches this season and picked up 42 wickets with his left-arm spin. But with almost every one delivering when given a chance against England, it would be difficult for the selectors to fit the allrounder. Only spinner Pragyan Ojha did not get a chance to play in that series and dropping him would be slightly unfair.

Other than that, excellent performances in the Ranji Trophy by batsmen like Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane and Abhinav Mukund and with the ball by Dhawal Kulkarni and comeback man Laxmipathy Balaji are likely to go unnoticed for now.