Indian former cricketer Parthiv Patel picks Saha as the best wicket keeper for Australia vs India Test series. Since Dhoni’s retirement from international cricket, the race for his replacement gets intended.
KL Rahul satisfied the need and locks his position in limited over format as wicket keeper batsman. When it comes to test matches Saha and Pant are the names widely spoken for MSD’s replacement.
Parthiv Patel picks Saha as the best wicket-keeper batsman
Parthiv Patel, who announced his retirement on Wednesday, picked India’s first-choice wicket-keeper for the upcoming Test series against Australia.
Patel put his weight firmly behind Saha and termed him the best keeper of India.
“I still believe in Test matches, your best keeper should play like Wriddhiman Saha for India. Yes, the skills change as per formats but I believe now, you have to be equally good keeper and batsman to play for India,” Parthiv said.
Saha scored an unbeaten 54 in the first warm-up game against Australia A. His gritty knock helped India A salvage a draw from a tricky situation in the three-day affair.
If the first warm-up is anything to go by then it does like Saha will get the nod ahead of Pant, who did not feature in that practice game.
However, things could change quickly if India decides to field Pant in the second practice pink-ball practice game ahead of their first day-night Test on foreign soil in Adelaide.
Warner ruled out of 1st Test match
Australia’s aggressive opening batsman David Warner has ruled out of 1st Test against India. Owing to his groin injury happened in the second ODI match Warner has restricted to play in the first Test match.
In India’s tour of Australia, the hosts lift the trophy for ODI series by beating India in 2-1 format. India with T Natarajan and Hardik’s best performance lifts the trophy for T20I series by beating Australia in 2-1 format.
Both the team lock their horns to play 4 match test series from December 17, 2020. Indian skipper Virat Kohli has granted paternity leave after the completion 1st Test match.