India wicketkeeper Wriddhiman Saha will be fit to face Australia in the upcoming Test series, according to Sourav Ganguly.
Saha suffered a double hamstring injury during the Indian Premier League, forcing him out of the tournament. However, Indian Cricket Board (BCCI) president Ganguly claims that by the time the opening test starts on 17 December, the first-choice wicketkeeper will be recovered and fit.
“The BCCI trainers, physio and Wriddhi himself know that he has two hamstring issues,” Reuters reports Ganguly as saying.
“Wriddhi is travelling to Australia because he will be fit for tests. He is not part of the shorter formats.”
If Saha cannot return to match fitness, his spot will be filled by Rishabh Pant, the other wicketkeeper in the Test squad.
Meanwhile, Ganguly also cleared up the speculation around Rohit Sharma, who injured his hamstring in the IPL but continued to play anyway. The powerful better was initially excluded from the tour Down Under to due the injury, but he has since been added to the squad.
“Rohit is still 70 per cent (fit),” added Ganguly.
“That is why he is still not picked for the ODIs and T20s Down Under. He has been added to the test squad.”
The India v Australia tour gets underway on 27 November with six limited-overs fixtures.
– TEAMtalk media