Indian captain Virat Kohli said that batman Wriddhiman Saha is completely fit and has recovered from a spasm in his throat. Therefore, he will be available for selection for the second Test match of the two-match Test series against New Zealand, which will start at the iconic Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai, on December 3.
Wriddhiman Saha had some neck problems in the first test against New Zealand at Green Park, Kanpur, and KS Bharat was seen taking on the role of wicketkeeper-batsman. He did an amazing job for the team, and with Saha’s poor performance in the first half, many experts suggested that Bharat should have a chance in Game XI before Saha.
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However, the Saha retaliated strongly in the second half and destroyed a remarkable half century when India had problems and helped the team set a big target for the black caps. However, the New Zealand batsmen showed great intention and avoided defeat even after losing nine wickets and the match ended in a draw.
Addressing the press on the eve of the Second Test, Virat Kohli said: “From now on, he (Saha) is in shape. He has recovered from a neck spasm and is absolutely fine. ”
We need to see which bowling combination should be chosen that can be approached under different conditions – Virat Kohli
The Indian skipper also mentioned that he will play Playing XI considering the weather conditions. In India in particular, the government generally has three front-line spinning mills. However, if the Wankhede Stadium area provides extra help to the peacekeepers, India may drop the team.
“We’ll talk about the combination soon. There is a change of weather and we have to take that into account and we have to choose the combination accordingly.
“At the end of the day, you can’t predict whether the conditions will stay that way for the next five days. So, we have to see which bowling combination should be chosen that can be approached in different conditions “, said Virat Kohli.
Also, Virat Kohli, who was rested for the first Test, will return in the second game and it will be interesting to see which batsman will be given up to replace Kohli.
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