new Delhi: A possible Indian playing XI remains the subject of discussion for the first day-night Test match between India and Australia starting in Adelaide from December 17 and it is yet to be decided whether the 36-year-old is better as Wriddhiman Saha Who among the better batsman to be given a place in the team as wicketkeeper or 23-year-old Rishabh Pant.
The Indian team management has not opened its cards yet and when asked about this, Hanuma Vihari also said that ‘healthy competition’ is good for the team.
Saha may get a chance
It is believed that Saha’s better wicketkeeping and defensive batting can be preferred. Rishabh Pant’s batting is on the offensive, Saha (Wriddhiman Saha) has a very good performance, so he can be given a chance of wicketkeeping.
Coach Ravi Shastri, captain Virat Kohli, assistant coach Vikram Rathore, Bharat Arun and selector Harvinder Singh will assess the performance of these two based on the circumstances of the match.
Saha missed important innings in practice match
Saha (Wriddhiman Saha) saved India from defeat against Australia A by playing a crucial innings of 54 runs in the first practice match. He then faced bowlers like James Pattinson, Michael Naser and Cameron Green.
Pant scored a century in a practice match
In contrast, when Rishabh Pant scored a century in the second practice match, the Indian team was in a better position and had to face leg-spinner Mitchell Swapson and improvisational bowler Nick Madinson. Former Australia captain Alan Border described this bowling performance of Australia A as shameful.
Saha has experience
Saha (Wriddhiman Saha) has scored 1238 runs in 37 Tests, including three centuries. He has taken 92 catches and 11 stumps out. Even if he makes a place in the first Test match, Pant’s chances are not lost. Saha will have to perform well not only behind the wicket but also in front of the wicket to stay in the team.