Naman Ojha and Salman Butt

Naman Ojha (left) is an Indian wicket-keeper batsman, who has played an One-Day International (ODI) so far, making his debut against Sri Lanka in 2010 at Harare in the Zimbabwe Triangular series. In the same year after the tri-series, Ojha played two Twenty20 Internationals (T20I) against the host Zimbabwe, but failed to make an impact.


Since then, chances really haven’t come for the wicket-keeper batsman. His successful Ranji Trophy season of 2013-14 for Madhya Pradesh saw him get a call for the Indian Test squad against England as a replacement for wicket-keeper Wriddhiman Saha. Though, he couldn’t play a single match, later impressed with two tons and a double in two first-class games for India A against Australia A.


Ojha was snapped up in the second edition of the Indian Premiere League (IPL) by then defending champions Rajasthan Royals. In 2014, the hard-hitting wicket-keeper was signed by Sunrisers Hyderabad and will feature for them this year too. With Dhoni injured Ojha was also kept as a standby for wicket-keeper Wriddhiman Saha.


Ojha’s doppelganger on the right is Salman Butt, a Pakistani batsman, who made his Test debut against Bangladesh at Multan in 2003 and ODI debut against West Indies in 2004. A stylish left-hander, he has played 33 Tests and 78 ODI’s and has scored 1889 and 2725 runs respectively.


In 2010, Butt was appointed as the captain ahead of Shahid Afridi by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) and led his side to victory against Australia in his first match as Pakistan’s Test captain. In the same year Butt’s name got involved in a spot-fixing case. He was sentenced to imprisonment in 2011 in Britain for match-fixing and is now serving a 10-year ban from international cricket.