Former Indian wicketkeeper-batsman Parthiv Patel has backed Wriddhiman Saha to keep wickets in Test cricket for the Indian team against Australia in the upcoming series. Parthiv announced his retirement from world cricket yesterday.
Notably, the Indian wicketkeeping conundrum has been going on for a very long time ever since MS Dhoni left the Indian colours last year in the 2019 Cricket World Cup. The Indian cricket team has failed to fill the void left by Dhoni and thus, the position has been debatable for more than 1.5 years.
Parthiv Patel Backs Wriddhiman Saha To Keep Wickets For India In Test Cricket
Parthiv Patel, who announced his retirement on Wednesday, picked India’s first-choice wicket-keeper for the upcoming Test series against Australia.
Parthiv put his weight firmly behind Saha and termed him the best keeper of India.
“I still believe in Test matches, your best keeper should play like Wriddhiman Saha for India. Yes, the skills change as per formats but I believe now, you have to be equally good keeper and batsman to play for India,” Parthiv said.
Team India To Take On Australia In The Test Series From December 17
The India team’s Test campaign against Australia will begin from December 17 as the first Test will get underway at the Adelaide Oval. The first Test will be a Day-Night Pink-Ball Test match, which will be the first Day-Night Test match between India and Australia. Ajinkya Rahane will lead the side in Virat’s absence in the last three Test matches.
Indian skipper Virat Kohli will return back to India after the first Test as he has been granted paternity leave by the BCCI. The odds are level in the tour so far as both the teams have gone on to win 3 games each on the tour so far.