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India wicketkeeper Saha undergoes finger surgery

Last updated on: November 27, 2019 13:39 IST
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Wriddhiman Saha

IMAGE: Wicketkeeper Wriddhiman Saha fractured a finger on his right hand during the Kolkata Test against Bangladesh. Photograph: BCCI

India's Test wicketkeeper Wriddhiman Saha has had surgery on his finger after suffering a fracture during the day-night match against Bangladesh in Kolkata, the Board of Control for Cricket in India said on Wednesday.


Saha fractured his right ring finger during India's inaugural pink ball Test at Eden Gardens, which the hosts won by an innings and 46 runs to win the two-Test series 2-0.

"The BCCI medical team consulted a hand and wrist specialist and it was suggested that Saha undergoes a surgical fixation of the fracture," BCCI said in a statement.

"Subsequently, he underwent a successful surgery in Mumbai on Tuesday and will soon commence his rehabilitation at the National Cricket Academy, Bengaluru."

Saha, 35, cemented his place in the longest format of the game in early 2015 after serving as incumbent to captain and wicketkeeper Mahendra Singh Dhoni.

However, India's first-choice glovesman suffered a hamstring injury during a Cape Town test in January last year and then found himself out of the side for 18 months after going through shoulder and finger problems.

He returned for India's home series against South Africa earlier this year and will hope to be fit by the time Virat Kohli's top-ranked team play their next Test series in New Zealand from February 21.

Injury also forced opening batsman Shikhar Dhawan out of the Twenty20 series against West Indies, which starts next week, with the player suffering a deep cut on his left knee during a domestic game.

Selectors named Sanju Samson as his replacement.

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