The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has announced that the wicket-keeper Wriddhiman Saha has been ruled out of the historic test against Afghanistan which is scheduled to play from June 14 in Bengaluru.
The Tamil Nadu wicket-keeper batsman, Dinesh Karthik who has been in tremendous form, replaced injured Wriddhiman Saha for the Afghanistan test. He last played in the test game was in 2010 against Bangladesh.
“Wriddhiman Saha has been ruled out of the one-off Test against Afghanistan to be held in Bengaluru from the 14th of June, 2018. Saha suffered an injury to his right thumb while playing for Sunrisers Hyderabad in the IPL Qualifier 2 against Kolkata Knight Riders on 25th May, 2018 at the Eden Gardens,” the BCCI statement read.
“He was under observation by the medical staff of the BCCI and the management has decided to give him adequate rest before the start of the England Test series. Saha’s recovery period is expected to be around five to six weeks,” the statement added.int
Dinesh Karthik has played 23 tests so far and scored exactly 1000 runs which includes a century and seven fifties. He surprised everyone way back in 2007 when he scored three fifties against England – 60 at Lord’s, 77 at Nottingham and 91 at the Oval. If he performs well with the bat against Afghanistan, he might be included in the test squad for the England tour.