Naman Ojha © Getty Images
Naman Ojha © Getty Images

Naman Ojha, who has had a great Indian Premier League (IPL) 2016 for Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) behind the wickets, has said that he is expecting a Test comeback in India’s upcoming season where the Virat Kohli-led side is scheduled to play 13 Tests. Ojha has played just one Test so far. He was picked for a Test in Sri Lanka where he proved his worth both with the bat and as a wicketkeeper. “Yes, I’m confident of a Test comeback, definitely. I’ve played one Test in Sri Lanka, and I’ve done really well in that. I got a crucial partnership with the bat, and did very good behind the stumps as well. FULL CRICKET SCORECARD: Delhi Daredevils vs Sunrisers Hyderabad, IPL 2016 Match 52 at Delhi

According to an interview with DNAindia.com, Ojha added, “I took some good catches at crucial times. So I’m very confident that with my form in this IPL with the gloves, I’ll get a look in. There are 13 Test matches next year, so my focus is on that.”

Speaking further of that one Test appearance the wicketkeeper-batsman went on to share what that one game had taught him as a new Test cricketer. “You need a lot of focus, lot of discipline, lot of fitness. You need high levels of fitness to play Test cricket. So I did that, but I saw something that I had to improve, so I’m working on that,” Ojha said.

On the other hand, Ojha suggested that the reason behind SRH’s success this season is that the David Warner-led side has been clicking as a unit in the very right time, which did not happen in the previous seasons. Moreover, he has been very consistent with the gloves for a very long time now in domestic cricket across formats.

“I think I’m consistent with my wicketkeeping for last 4-5 years. Even in the last IPL, my wicketkeeping was clinical. Even in domestic cricket, I have been really neat behind the stumps,” he said.