Revealed: Will Wriddhiman Saha be able to play the Test match against Afghanistan?


XtraTime Web Desk:
Wriddhiman Saha has been ruled out of the one-off Paytm Test against Afghanistan to be held in Bengaluru from the 14th of June, 2018. Saha suffered an injury to his right thumb while playing for Sunrisers Hyderabad in the VIVO IPL Qualifier 2 against Kolkata Knight Riders on 25th May, 2018 at the Eden Gardens, Kolkata




 

He was under observation by the medical staff of the BCCI and the management has decided to give him adequate rest before the start of the England Test series. Saha’s recovery period is expected to be around five to six weeks.

 

The All-India Senior Selection Committee has named Dinesh Karthik as the replacement for injured Saha.

Saha did not have the best of IPL this year, scoring just 234 runs in 14 games.




Karthik, on the other hand, had a splendid IPL while leading Kolkata Knight Riders. He scored a mammoth 498 runs in 16 matches to guide KKR to a third-place finish.

In 23 Tests he has played so far for India, Karthik has scored 1000 runs with a hundred and seven half-centuries.

 

 

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