The Indian team has to play against New Zealand in the second and last Test match at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai from Friday, 3 December. Earlier it has been confirmed that Wriddhiman Saha, who was injured during the first Test match played at the Green Park Stadium in Kanpur, is fully fit and is available for selection in the Mumbai Test match. Virat Kohli has also given this information.
Captain Virat Kohli, who joined Team India for the second Test match, has said in a virtual press conference held a day before the match that Wriddhiman Saha has fully recovered from injury and is ready for wicketkeeping. Although Virat Kohli has not confirmed whether he will make it to the second Test or not, his innings in Kanpur may give him a chance in the playing XI of the second Test as well.
Significantly, on the third day of the Kanpur Test match, Wriddhiman Saha did not come for wicketkeeping because of a stiffness in his neck. In such a situation, KS Bharat took over the gloves. However, Wriddhiman Saha batted on the fourth day of the match, but at that time also he was troubled by injury and took treatment during drinks and on the fourth day he kept the last four overs, but on the last day again Sreekar Bharat was given gloves. Had to handle
Wriddhiman Saha played an unbeaten innings of 61 runs in 126 balls with the help of 4 fours and 1 six in the second innings of the Kanpur Test match. Captain Ajinkya Rahane then declared the innings. That’s why he can get a chance in the second Test and can provide depth in the batting. However, Sreekar Bharat has staked claim for this position with his good wicketkeeping.