He can play a whirlwind knock; he can score a gritty half-century in testing conditions; he can of-course keep wickets with perfection against both pace and spin, and Wriddhiman Saha, on Friday, showed that he can pull off stunning catches in the outfield.
With Rishabh Pant donning the wicketkeeping gloves in the second practice-game against Australia A at the Sydney Cricket Ground, Wriddhiman Saha found himself in the outfield on day 01, and boy didn’t he enjoy it to the hilt?
Saha pulled off a stunning catch to show just how effective he can be in the outfield. The moment arrived in the 16th over of Australia A innings when Nic Maddinson, in an attempt to pull Mohammed Siraj, failed to connect it as he would have liked.
And, to make matters worse, he had to see Wriddhiman Saha, who was fielding at mid-wicket, run behind and take a brilliant diving catch, leading to his demise.
Maddinson’s wicket was a part of the Australian A collapse that saw the home side lose 4 wickets for ten runs after Marcus Harris and the latter had stitched a 40-run-stand for the 2nd wicket.
Mohammed Shami was the wrecker-in-chief, claiming three wickets in his second spell.
Earlier, the Indians were knocked over for 194, which was largely due to Jasprit Bumrah’s maiden First-Class half-century.
Watch the catch here-
That's Saha at mid wicket!
What a catch by the keeper ?
— cricket.com.au (@cricketcomau) December 11, 2020