Mumbai, First Published Dec 2, 2021, 3:19 PM IST
Mumbai: Virat Kohli says India wicketkeeper Wriddhiman Saha is ready to play in the final Test against New Zealand starting tomorrow in Mumbai (India vs New Zealand 2nd Test). During the first Test in Kanpur, Saha suffered from neck pain. Saha was replaced by KS Bharat (KS Bharat) who wore the wicket-keeper’s glove for two days.
‘Currently Wriddhiman Saha is completely healthy. Relieved from neck problem. She is OK. Team combinations will be discussed. Climate change will take into account the selection of the appropriate team. It is impossible to predict whether the same weather will last for five days. So we need to find a quality bowling combination that can withstand different situations, ”said Virat Kohli ahead of the Mumbai Test.
The second Test between India and New Zealand starts tomorrow in Mumbai. As the Kanpur Test ended in a draw, Team India will go to Wankhede to win the series. The Indian playing XI has been reshuffled following the return of skipper Virat Kohli to the team. But Shreyas Iyer, who scored a century and a half in his debut in Kanpur, is expected to retain his place in the team. Out-of-form Ajinkya Rahane is also likely to miss the XI.
On the third and final day of the first Test against New Zealand, KS Bharat replaced Wriddhiman Sahai with the wicketkeeper’s glove for India. On the second day of the Kanpur Test, Wriddhiman Sahai suffered a neck injury while keeping 55 overs. But despite the injury, Saha stunned everyone on the fourth day with a smashing half-century. Saha scored a crucial 61 off 126 balls in the second innings.
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