Apart from Wriddhiman Saha, spinner Ravichandran Ashwin will also be part of India’s Playing Eleven in the first Test against South Africa.
- Virat said – Saha is the best wicketkeeper in the world
- Saha has 3 centuries and 5 half-centuries
- Ashwin also returns
- Team India’s Playing Eleven has been announced for the first Test match against South Africa.
The first match of the three-match Test series between India and South Africa will be played tomorrow i.e. from October 2. For this, both the teams are busy making their own strategies. This test series will be part of the World Test Championship. India has started its campaign by playing two tests against West Indies, it is currently on the top of the list, with 120 points. At the same time, the South African team will begin their campaign in this test championship. Jasprit Bumrah is no longer playing for India in this series. On the other hand, Rohit Sharma will be seen opening for the first time in a Test match. Apart from this, who will play for India as a wicket-keeper batsman, all eyes will also be on this.
Big news has come from Team India before the first Test against South Africa. Team India’s Playing Eleven has been announced for the first Test of the series starting in Visakhapatnam from 2 October. Rishabh Pant has been discharged from the team, playing the first Test. He has been replaced by wicketkeeper batsman Wriddhiman Saha. Pant was constantly under attack from critics for his performance in recent times. Wriddhiman Saha, who was included in the team in place of Pant, will play an international match after about 22 months. Apart from this, Ravichandran Ashwin has also come back after a long time. The names of these two players were announced by Captain Virat Kohli himself.
Announcing the name of Wriddhiman Saha in place of Rishabh Pant, Team India captain Virat Kohli said in the press conference that everyone has seen the wicketkeeping of Saha. Whenever he have got opportunities, he has shown good game for the team. It is unfortunate that he stayed out of the team for a long time due to injury. According to me, he is the best wicketkeeper in the world. In these circumstances and in terms of what he has done for the team so far, Saha will enter the field in the first Test.
After a long time in Team India, spinner Ravichandran Ashwin has also returned. He played his last Test against Australia in Adelaide in December. Ashwin also performed satisfactorily while playing for Nottinghamshire in the recently concluded county season. During this time he made useful contributions both from ball and bat.
Team India’s Playing Eleven
Virat Kohli, Ajinkya Rahane, Rohit Sharma, Mayank Agarwal, Cheteshwar Pujara, Hanuma Vihari, Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Riddhiman Saha, Ishant Sharma, Mohammed Shami.