With Wriddhiman Saha still injured, Parthiv gets opportunity to cement place in side
Parthiv gets a chance as India's number one choice wicket-keeper Wriddhiman Saha still recovering from a strain in his left thigh
Patel, who impressed with scores of 42 and 67 in the two innings at Mohali on his comeback into the side after eight years, has now another chance to impress the team management during the fourth Test at Mumbai starting on December 8. Parthiv gets a chance as India's number one choice wicket-keeper Wriddhiman Saha still recovering from a strain in his left thigh.
“Parthiv Patel will continue to be part of the Indian Test team for the 4th Test of the five-match Paytm Test Series to be held in Mumbai from December 8, 2016,” BCCI secretary Ajay Shirke said in a release. Saha, who had suffered the niggle during the second Test at Visakhapatnam, has been rested for the upcoming Test.
“The BCCI medical team has confirmed that wicket-keeper Wriddhiman Saha is still recuperating from the strain in his left thigh, which he sustained during the second Test match at Vizag,” the release said.
“As a precautionary measure, Saha has been advised rest. The BCCI medical team is monitoring the wicketkeeper batsman’s progress.”
Meanwhile, Delhi seamer Ishant Sharma, who has been part of the squad for the first three Tests, has been released for his wedding.
India leads the five-Test series against England 2-0 after winning the second and third Test by 246 runs and eight wickets respectively. If India clinches the fourth Test Test at Mumbai thy will win the series .
England have a plenty to play for in the Mumbai Test. They need to look at their batting line-up and how they can put pressure on India . They have looked vulnerable against spin. Indian spinners Ravichandran Ashwin and Jayant Yadav have cast their web around the English batsmen and they have themselves in the knot and unable to break free. So a big test for Alastair Cook and his men as they get ready to take on Virat Kohli and his side .