India’s Test wicketkeeper Wriddhiman Saha got fracture on a right-hand finger during day/Night Test against Bangladesh has undergone a surgery, he is expected to regain full fitness for two match series in New Zealand in February.
The 35 year-old wicketkeeper-batsman underwent surgery in Mumbai on Tuesday. He was part of team India during the historic Day/night test match in Kolkata last week.
According to BCCI report through press conference, “The BCCI Medical Team consulted a hand and wrist specialist and it was suggested that Saha got surgical fixation of the fracture” further in statement they inform “subsequently, he (Saha) underwent a successful surgery in Tuesday and very soon he will resume his service for Nation , before that he is in rehabilitation at the National Cricket Academy, Bengaluru”
Some sources close to Team management told PTI that Saha is expected to gain his fitness before the two test match series which will start on February 21 at New Zealand.
Before the test Indian Team have been scheduled to play a three-day practice game at Seddon Park in Hamilton.
There will be series of 5 twenty20 and three-ODIs before the beginning of test, which will start in January 24.
Saha had sustained a similar injury in the October Test series against South Africa but eventually he made himself fit for Bangladesh series, we witnessed Saha amazingly fit during whole Bangladesh series,.
Relation of injury with Saha is old, during the 2018IPL, he got injury on his shoulder, Saha’s injury could be proven carrier-threatening for him, heundergoes a surgery in England, leading to a long injury lay-off.
Beacuse of his absence Rishab Pant became number one choice in test, but soon after he gets recovered he got selected for South Africa and Bangladesh home series, where he impressed everyone with his kippering skills, making it amply clear that he is the preferred choice at home.
Wriddhiman Saha recently completed 100 dismissals in test cricker format, becoming fifth Indian keeper to do so.
He played 37 Tests for India in his full of injury carrier.