Wriddhiman Saha Replaces Parthiv Patel for Bangladesh Test
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Wriddhiman Saha replaces Parthiv Patel for Bangladesh Test: Announcing India's Test squad for the one off clash against Bangladesh, BCCI called in Wriddhiman Saha in place of Parthiv Patel. After recovering from injury that he suffered during the second Test against England, Saha again made him available for the selection in the Test squad. While many were expecting the BCCI to retain Parthiv Patel who contributed a good part to India's Test-series win over England, the selection committee took a dim view of their expectations calling in Wriddhiman Saha. The key reason that made the selection committee to go with Saha instead of Patel is Saha's double century in the Irani trophy. The selection committee has got the reason to justify their decision, but Wriddhiman Saha's comeback to the Test squad for Bangladesh Test doesn't go down well with many.
With BCCI announcing the Test squad for the Bangladesh Test, fit-again Saha is again set to take the charge with gloves behind the wicket. Wondering why Wriddhiman Saha replaces Parthiv Patel for Bangladesh Test? Well, let's have a look at how both the wicketkeepers have fared in the domestic and international cricket so far:
As both the players are 32-year old, age is not a matter of discussion. Patel comes with an experience of 23 international Tests and Saha shares an experience of 20 Tests, wherein both have scored 878 and 733 runs respectively. On experience count as well, Saha hovers nowhere with Patel in the first class cricket. Patel has played 169 first class matches, while Saha has played just 92. For the first time, Patel led his team (Gujarat) to the Ranaji Trophy title. Also, Patel's contribution with bat in the just concluded Test series against England, wherein he scored 195 runs including 2 half-centuries, is worth pondering. Given the states above, Wriddhiman Saha's comeback to the Test squad for Bangladesh Test doesn't sound to be a square deal. Does it? Leave a comment.
Is this a fair decision to call in Wriddiman Saha in place of Parthiv Patel for the Bangladesh Test?