Wriddhiman Saha returns to Indian squad, fans praise BCCI
New Delhi : BCCI on Sunday announced Indian squad for the upcoming series against the West Indies. The biggest applause came for Wriddhiman Saha, whose name has been added to the Test squad of the Indian team.
Saha was not in the Test squad after he had picked up an injury last year during the South Africa tour.
Fans and his supporters hailed the BCCI decision as they felt it is only fair he gets back in the side as he was not dropped on the basis of form.
"I hope the selectors make it clear who the no 1 keeper for the tests is. Saha is clearly the better keeper, was the incumbent when injured. But if Pant is the keeper they want to go with, there is little to be gained by having Saha hanging around," read ace commentator Harsha Bhogle’s post.
I hope the selectors make it clear who the no 1 keeper for the tests is. Saha is clearly the better keeper, was the incumbent when injured. But if Pant is the keeper they want to go with, there is little to be gained by having Saha hanging around.— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) July 21, 2019
Saha shud play the 1st test. With pandya not there, I guess Ind will go with both ash and jaddu and that will solve the problem of no7 batsman. Karun Nair did nothing wrong to b left out but he was left out so it's better to stick to tat policy n play Saha.— student (@Kshitij29328053) July 21, 2019
“We have taken India A performances into consideration. In the longer format, KS Bharat was very, very close to get selected. We have an unwritten norm when a senior cricketer is injured, he should get a comeback opportunity. That’s what we have given to Saha,” chief selector MSK Prasad said.
Wriddhiman had last played cricket for India in January 2018 against South Africa, he had suffered a hamstring injury during the series.
After being cleared by the National Cricket Academy (NCA) in March last year, he played the Indian Premier League for Sunrisers Hyderabad where a shoulder injury followed.