Parthiv Patel has been called back to India Test Team in place of Injured Wriddhiman Saha. It’s been over an eight years he had played his previous Test match, and four years after his last international matches.
He was joined Indian side at his 18th age in the year of 2002, he became Test cricket’s youngest wicketkeeper in 2002; now he will be the second-oldest member in the Squad if no other change is made to the side that took field in Visakhapatnam.
Wriddhiman Saha, who been a wicket-keeper for Present Indian Test Side and now strained his left thigh during the second Test against England in Visakhapatnam. He will not play the third Test to avoid aggravating the injury. In order to that, Parthiv Patel back into the side. Yesterday, the BCCI has announced the squad for remaining three Test matches which comes with only one change . Gautam Gambhir had been dropped with Bhuvneshwar Kumar’s return bolstering the pace department.
According to the report, the BCCI said: “As a precautionary measure, Saha has been advised rest and will not play in the next Test match of the series. Parthiv Patel will replace Saha in the Indian team for the third Test.” The match is set to be held on November 26 in Mohali.
“Parthiv was considered going by form and also the wicketkeeping aspect. More importantly, being a left-hand bat – England have a legspinner and a left-arm spinner in Adil Rashid and Zafar Ansari. So, a left-hander will add more to the team,” a BCCI official said.
“Naman had some injuries; he didn’t play in the first three-four matches of the Ranji Trophy this year. As far as keeping is concerned as well, Parthiv stands ahead of Dinesh Karthik. Overall, as a package, he fits the team’s requirements. There is no doubt that Parthiv’s glove work has improved considerably in the last few years. Not sure which position he will bat in; it is up to the team now.”