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Wriddhiman Saha is Replaced by WC 2003 Player for 3rd Test Match Against England

Indian Wicket Keeper Wriddhiman Saha is not playing the 3rd Test Match against England from 26th November 2016. And a player who was a member of 2003 World Cup Squad.

Yes, Parthiv Patel is all set to make comeback in the India vs England Test Series. Parthiv Patel is coming in as a Wicketkeeper in place of Wriddhiman Saha who is injured after developing a strain in his left thigh.

Parthiv Patel is returning to the Test team after more than eight years and four years after his last international match. Parthiv, 31, had made his Test debut against England as a 17-year-old during the 2002 tour and last played against Sri Lanka at Colombo in August 2008.

Parthiv was selected in the Indian squad for the 2003 Cricket World Cup but did not play any games because Rahul Dravid being used as a makeshift wicket-keeper to give his team a strength.

Parthiv Patel Select for 3rd Test Match Against England

Parthiv led Gujarat team to victory in Vijay Hazare Trophy 2015-16. Parthiv was the captain of Gujarat side and he scored a brilliant ton in the finals.

The Selectors were in the choice because after Dhoni’s retirement, no another perfect keeper is looking who will stay in the team for a long time. Wriddhiman Saha shows some consistency but he is injured now.

So, the choices were Dinesh Karthik, Naman Ojha and, Parthiv Patel. But Parthiv Patel’s Performance in the Vijay Hazare Trophy gives him the opportunity after a long time.

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