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Wriddhiman Saha Unveils India’s Plans For The Sri Lanka Series
By CricShots - Nov 13, 2017 1:00 pm
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India’s Test wicketkeeper Wriddhiman Saha unveiled that Team India’ first target is to win the opening Test at the Eden Gardens against Sri Lanka in order to gain some momentum for the three-match series.

Talking to reporters during a press conference on Monday, Saha said, “We are yet to see the wicket but the first target is to win the first Test and get momentum to win the series.

He further added, “Every match is important and poses a different challenge, there’s nothing like preparation. We will go match by match. If we do better here then we will think of the SA series.”

Rating Ravichandran Ashwin ahead of others, Saha said, “Ashwin is ahead of others. He has got many variations, also the length varies, so it’s tough against him. He has more variation than (Ravindra) Jadeja, Kuldeep (Yadav). We have played many matches in Ranji, India A and during practice. The more you keep, the better idea you develop. It becomes easier after a point. I’ve always played with them in all my 28 Tests.”

Among the pacers, Saha picked Ishant Sharma and Mohammed Shami as the toughest bowlers to keep wickets as they not only swing but seam the bowl as well. He said, “The ball wobbles after it goes past and it becomes tough for the wicketkeepers too. But being swing bowlers, Umesh Yadav and Bhuvneshwar Kumar there’s not much of a problem.”

Saha concluded by talking about the decision of the playing XI, he said: “Ultimately we will decide as per the wicket and see who gets the maximum purchase from the wicket.”

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