Why Saha Is Preferred To Pant For Test Series Against South Africa
Why Saha is preferred to Pant for Test Series against South Africa?
Pant has become one of the dangerous batsmen in the world who hits the likes of Bumrah, Archer, Bhuvaneshwar out of the park for fun. But his recent performances are bizarre as every single time throws his wickets.
As the reports are circling around that MS Dhoni will retire from International cricket anytime soon. Everyone shifted their eyes to the young talented Rishabh Pant who has become one of the dangerous batsmen in the world who hits the likes of Bumrah, Archer, Bhuvaneshwar out of the park for fun. But his recent performances are bizarre as every single time throws his wickets.
Now, his future is in the quest as Wriddhiman Saha he recovered from injury replaced Pant for Test series against South Africa. On Rishabh Pant's exclusion from Team India's playing XI for the first Test against South Africa, former Australia spinner Brad Hogg said, "He was becoming too comfortable with mediocrity." "Sometimes to make a young talent with huge potential great, one has to be shown a tougher route," he added.
Saha is the regular wicketkeeper for the Test team and he was injured when Pant made his way into the longer format. Saha has some potential to make big runs and has shown some character in tough situations in previous occasions. With Test Championship going, team management thought it is not fair to risk with Pant whose shot selection is bizarre in the recent games. Pant has been falling short of runs in the limited-overs format and has consistently performed bad.
While announcing that Wriddhiman Saha will replace Rishabh Pant in the first Test against South Africa, Team India captain Virat Kohli said, "Saha’s keeping credentials are for everyone to see." "According to me, he is the best keeper in the world. It's the right time for Saha to come back and get into his zone," Kohli added.