Parthiv Patel will retain his place in the playing eleven for the fourth Test against England, which begins on Thursday (December 8) in Mumbai. First-choice wicketkeeper Wriddhiman Saha, who strained his left thigh during the second Test in Visakhapatnam, missed the third Test in Mohali and it seems, he is still recovering from the injury.
The news was confirmed by BCCI’s official Twitter handle:
— BCCI (@BCCI) December 6, 2016
Meanwhile, the Gujarat wicketkeeper-batsman, who returned to the Test side after eight long years, will look to impress once again to stake a claim in the Test team.The southpaw had an impressive outing in Mohali that made India Test skipper Virat Kohli admit he can be an option for the backup opener.
The 31-year-old missed his half-century by eight runs in the first innings but made amends in the second innings by remaining unbeaten on 67 off 54 deliveries to anchor India’s chase of the 103-run target set by England.
On the other hand, India will look to wrap up the series in Mumbai. The hosts are leading 2-0 in the five-match series and a win or draw will see them registering their first series victory over England for the first time after 2008.