"I don’t think I will be included in the squad for England tour" - Wriddhiman Saha
The veteran Indian wicket-keeper batsman Wriddhiman Saha has come up with a bold statement ahead of the upcoming series against England. The right-handed batter has claimed that he would have been flown to England if his IPL form has been seen by the selectors.
However, the likes of Dinesh Karthik who is in fabulous form with the bat have been in the scheme for the upcoming T20 World Cup which is going to be played in the Australian backyard.
He played a crucial knock for India in the 4th T20I against South Africa and become the oldest cricketer for India to smash a fifty in the shortest format of the game.
Besides, if we have a look at Wriddhiman Saha's recent interaction with the Indian team, it seems that he is not the first choice for the selectors as a wicket-keeper batsman. Moreover, players like Rishabh Pant and KS Bharath have been looking well in this format and will be considered the first-choice batters.
There aren't too many options: Wriddhiman Saha
Keeping that in mind, Wriddhiman Saha has already mentioned that he has spoken with the head coach, Rahul Dravid and with the selection committee as well.
Moreover, he is clear that he would not be included in the squad if the selection committee would have seen his performance in the recently concluded Indian Premier League.
In that case, the 37-year-old shared a few words with Sports Tak, saying, "I don’t think I will be selected going further because already the coach and the chief selector had informed me.
And if they had to pick me, after my IPL performance, I would have been included in the squad for England tour. So that decision has been made clear to me that right now, there aren’t too many options.
But for me, I am focussed towards playing cricket. As long as I love the sport, I will play. What matters to me is to play cricket and as long as I feel good, I will keep playing."