Wriddhiman Saha, India
Wriddhiman Saha (Photo by Tharaka Basnayaka/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

India’s wicketkeeper-batsman Wriddhiman Saha is eyeing a return to action in December through the ongoing Ranji Trophy. Saha is recuperating from the shoulder injury and had undergone surgery in England. Saha had missed the last two Test matches against South Africa due to a hamstring injury. Subsequently, he suffered a thumb injury in the IPL.

Meanwhile, there was confusion over Saha’s injury as he aggravated his shoulder injury while training at National Cricket Academy in Bangalore. Thus, Saha had to miss out on the action for the England tour. In fact, he won’t be fit for the forthcoming Australia tour.

Wriddhiman Saha, India vs Australia
Wriddhiman Saha. Credit: BCCI

It has been a tough year for Saha.

“I am feeling much better now. In fact,  I hope to be back in action by mid-December. I am preparing and training accordingly. Hope my body recovers in time and I’m fit to play (Ranji Trophy). I’ve started net sessions but I am yet to get match-fit,” Saha said during the launch of sports fiction ‘Wiki‘ by noted journalist Gautam Bhattacharya at the East Bengal Tent.

Therefore, it has been a tough year for Saha as he is mostly out of action due to injuries. Subsequently, Saha will aim to make a solid return for his state team Bengal in the domestic circuit.

“Everyone goes through the same cycle — of performing well at the domestic level. You have to be match-fit there and then wait for selection,” Saha said eyeing a return for Bengal in the ongoing Ranji Trophy.

England vs India 2018, Wriddhiman Saha
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Meanwhile, Rishabh Pant and Parthiv Patel will take up the wicketkeeping role on the Australian tour. Wriddhiman Saha said he is motivated to do well in the coming matches.

“I always count the positives from childhood. Rehab obviously is a boring affair,” he admitted.

“If you are dedicated, you don’t get bored. The training schedule is the same, but it’s about breaking it and keeping yourself motivated,” Saha said.

It hasn’t been an easy time for Saha. Thus, he would aim to hit the ground running in the domestic season to once again get back into the team.

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