Australia’s former legendary finisher, Michael Bevan has opened up on the Indian wicketkeeping conundrum. Michael Bevan opined on who should keep for India in Test between Wriddhiman Saha and Rishabh Pant. Team India has been facing the problem of having a permanent wicketkeeper-batsman for a very long time now.
Wriddhiman Saha rightly took over MS Dhoni’s place in the Test side since Dhoni retired in 2014. In recent times, Rishabh Pant and KL Rahul have also shown great potential. A lot of questions were raised when India chose Saha over Pant in the first eleven for the first Test of the Border-Gavaskar trophy.
Michael Bevan Believes Wriddhiman Saha Has An Edge Over Rishabh Pant
Michael Bevan spoke to CricketAddictor exclusively and said, “I haven’t seen both (Pant and Saha) but from what I understand is that Saha is a better wicketkeeper. I think that when you are looking a batting line up, you don’t want to pick a keeper-batsman just because your batting line up isn’t performing.”
“If your batting line up isn’t performing, you just want to try and ensure that you are making the right changes that will enhance the batting line up,” Michael Bevan further said.
Saha Failed To Leave A Mark In The First Test
Wriddhiman Saha came out to bat in a critical situation in both the innings in both the innings and failed to make a mark in both the innings. Saha could score only 9 runs in 26 balls in the first innings. he departed playing a loose shot to Mitchell Starc.
In the 2nd innings, he could score only 4 runs in the 15 balls and once again, he was caught by Marnus Labuschagne off Josh Hazlewood. Team India registered their lowest-ever score in Test cricket.