India’s Test wicketkeeper Wriddhiman Saha missed yet another important overseas series due to an injury. The veteran is looking suspicious for an upcoming tour of Australia after being diagnosed with a hamstring tear. India has to play three ODIs, three T20Is and four Tests in Australia. The Test series is scheduled to be held in Adelaide on 17 December.
Saha was sidelined with an injury since the game against Mumbai Indians on 3 November. He scored an unbeaten 58 in the game before the Eliminator against Royal Challengers Bangalore on Sunday and the second qualifier against Delhi Capital. His absence was definitely felt by Sunrisers Hyderabad against Delhi as they lost the game by 17 runs and were ruled out of the IPL 2020.
“Wriddhiman Saha Has Hamstring Tears,” SRH Captain David warner Confirmed the nature of the injury during the toss for the game against the Delhi Capitals.
Injury not detected
Although Wriddhiman Saha has been sidelined for almost a week, the extent of his injury is not yet known. The Bengal star tightened up while batting against the Delhi Capitals in the second leg of the IPL, but then played against the Mumbai Indians, where he had taken a tear while fighting the earlier fight.
According to a report in The Hindustan Times, if Saha has a grade 1 tear, which normally takes four weeks of rest and rehabilitation, he will board a flight to Australia. However, he is ready to miss the flight in case of a grade 2 tear because he will need a minimum of two months to recover. The selectors will make a final call on their participation in the series.
The selectors are unlikely to announce a replacement as two wicketkeepers (Rishabh Pant and Sanju Samson) are going to Australia with Team India. Pant has been retained in the Test team while Samson is part of the T20I squad. KL Rahul, Who is keeping wickets in ODIs and T20Is, is also in the Test team. India’s tour of Australia will begin with a one-day series on 27 November.