Parthiv Patel Replaces Injured Wriddhiman Saha For 3rd India-England Test at Mohali

Parthiv Patel Replaces Injured Wriddhiman Saha For 3rd India-England Test during Mohali


The Board of Cricket for Control in India (BCCI) on Wednesday announced that Parthiv Patel will reinstate Wriddhiman Saha as India’s wicketkeeper for a third Test opposite England during Mohali.

Saha, India’s first-choice wicketkeeper-batsman in a longest format of a game, grown a aria in his left thigh during a second Test during Visakhapatnam.

As a precautionary measure, Saha has been suggested rest by a Indian team’s medical team.

Patel’s final Test coming for India was opposite Sri Lanka in 2008. In fact, a left-hander hasn’t played general cricket given his T20I tour opposite England in 2011.

In 20 Tests, a 31-year-old has amassed 683 runs during an normal of 29.69. Patel has 4 fifties to his credit in whites.

Parthiv has enjoyed a smashing start to his 2016-17 Ranji Trophy with Gujarat. He has scored 415 runs so distant an normal of 59.28, with 3 fifties and a hundred.

For Delhi’s immature wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant, it is not logistically probable to strech Mohali from Wayanad, where he is now personification a Ranji Trophy match, before 25th late dusk after completing a compare on 24th.

Pant, who is now commanding a run charts in a Ranji Trophy with 874 runs, would have to transport to possibly Kochi or Thiruvananthapuram by highway from Wayanad, and afterwards take a moody to Delhi followed by another joining moody to Chandigarh in sequence to strech Mohali.

The BCCI on Tuesday named a 16-man patrol for a remaining 3 Tests opposite Alastair Cook’s side.

Fit-again Bhuvneshwar Kumar was brought behind in place of maestro opening batsman Gautam Gambhir, who was expelled from a squad.

The Mohali Test is set to be played from Nov 26. India lead a five-match array 1-0.

(With inputs from PTI)

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