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Wriddhiman Saha Hopeful of Making the Team in the Australia Series

Wriddhiman Saha Hopeful of Making the Team in the Australia Series

Ever since former wicketkeeper and captain of India MS Dhoni decided to retire from Test cricket back in 2014 against Australia, Wriddhiman Saha has efficiently become his successor in whites.

Cricket news: Saha has not been told a ‘no’ yet from the management

Since Dhoni was an indispensable member of the team, Saha has got limited opportunities when Dhoni was playing for the team.

However the current year has been the worst for Saha’s career since he last played for his country in India’s tour of South Africa. The 33-year-old player has since then missed the series against Afghanistan, England and the Windies.

Now it seems that he fit miss the series against Australia as well. This all has happened because he underwent a shoulder surgery in Manchester back in August. However he is still optimistic about playing in the Australia series.

“There is still a lot of time. The West Indies series has just started. See, I haven’t been told a ‘no’ yet. This is how I would like to think about it.  The idea is to get fitter as soon as I can,” Saha was quoted as saying in Sportstar.

Saha did not play the second Test during India’s matches in the Rainbow Nation since he sustained a hamstring injury. Moreover he also complained about injuring his shoulder.

He injured his thumb while playing for Sunrisers Hyderabad in the IPL. Since then he has been undergoing rehabilitation at the National Cricket Academy (NCA) in Bangalore.

He has last played his competitive game at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata against the Kolkata Knight Riders and since then his career has come into the doldrums.

Rakesh Rakshit

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TEST

RankTeam MatchesPoints Rating
1 India 35 4016 115
2 South Africa 33 3712 106
3 Australia 33 3499 106
4 England 45 4722 105
5 New Zealand 23 2354 102
6 Sri Lanka 38 3668 97
7 Pakistan 21 1853 88
8 West Indies 29 2235 77
9 Bangladesh 19 1268 67
10 Zimbabwe 8 12 2

ODI

RankTeam MatchesPoints Rating
1 England 51 6470 127
2 India 49 5973 122
3 New Zealand 41 4602 112
4 South Africa 39 4275 110
5 Pakistan 38 3915 103
6 Australia 37 3699 100
7 Bangladesh 28 2607 93
8 Sri Lanka 50 3872 77
9 West Indies 32 2217 69
10 Afghanistan 32 2053 64
11 Zimbabwe 37 2021 55

T20

RankTeam MatchesPoints Rating
1 Pakistan 30 3972 132
2 India 37 4601 124
2 Australia 21 2570 122
4 England 21 2448 117
5 New Zealand 22 2542 116
6 South Africa 19 2093 110
7 West Indies 21 2219 106
8 Afghanistan 27 2490 92
9 Sri Lanka 28 2451 88
10 Bangladesh 27 2066 77