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Sourav Ganguly names the best wicketkeeper in India at the moment

According to India’s former skipper Sourav Ganguly, Wriddhiman Saha has been India’s best wicketkeeper in the last 5-10 years

Former Indian skipper Sourav Ganguly is of the opinion that Wriddhiman Saha has been India’s number one wicketkeeper in the last five to ten years after the retirement of MS Dhoni in test cricket. Saha was last seen in the South African tour in 2018 but was kept on a rest due to his shoulder injury.

Considering the fact that Saha got injured, Rishabh Pant was selected as the wicketkeeper after quite a few options were tried. Pant made his debut on India’s tour of England in July. Pant, after his debut also played against the Windies and has also been picked for the upcoming test series in Australia, following Parthiv Patel as the backup wicketkeeper for the series. 

“He’s been out of the team for about a year now but I think in the last five to ten years, he has been India’s best gloveman. Hope he recovers soon,” Ganguly said as quoted by TOI.

“Injury is not in your hands. Wicket-keeper has to dive and he got injured while diving. It takes a certain time to recover. The faster he recovers, the better it is,” he added.

Saha was included in the Test squad for the first time for the home series against South Africa in 2010. He played as a specialist batsman in his first Test. In spite of having a first-class average of 44, Saha’s place in the playing XI was very controversial.

AUTHOR’S TAKE:

Saha, who has played 32 Tests and has scored 1164 runs including 3 hundreds, last played in the Cape Town Test in South Africa earlier this year. With India not playing any tests after the Australia tour until July 2019, and young talents like Rishabh Pant playing exceptionally well, the Bengal wicketkeeper’s future continues to remain uncertain for the time being.

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