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Injury scare for Team India ahead of Aus Tour

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Last updated on: November 08, 2020 21:26 IST
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Saha has hamstring tear, confirms Warner.

Wriddhiman Saha had missed SunRisers Hyderabad's last match against Royal Challengers Bangalore

IMAGE: Wriddhiman Saha had missed SunRisers Hyderabad's last match against Royal Challengers Bangalore. Photograph: BCCI

SunRisers Hyderabad skipper David Warner on Sunday confirmed that wicket-keeper batsman Wriddhiman Saha has a hamstring tear due to which he was ruled out from Qualifier 2 against Delhi Capitals.

 

Saha had missed SRH's last match against Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) as well.

During the toss against Delhi Capitals, Warner confirmed that Saha has hamstring tear and that was the main reason behind him not featuring in the side's Qualifier 2 clash.

"Wriddhiman Saha has a hamstring tear, so we're playing the same team as the last game," said Warner during the toss.

The wicket-keeper batsman has also been named in India's squad for the upcoming Test series against Australia.

It is understood that if Saha has a grade 1 tear, which normally takes four weeks of rest and rehabilitation, then he would be boarding the flight to Australia with the first Test starting on December 17.

In case, he has a grade 2 tear, he will have to skip the tour as he would need two months minimum to recover.

However, with two wicketkeepers already in the squad (Rishabh Pant and Sanju Samson), India may not seek for another stumper.

In order to shore up their batting, India prefer Pant in overseas conditions and Saha in home conditions where a better keeper becomes necessity.

Saha has played four matches in this year's IPL, managing to score 214 runs with an average of 71.33

The first Test against Australia is set to commence from December 17 at the Adelaide Oval and this match will be a day-night Test.

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