Former Indian batsman Sanjay Manjrekar has picked between Rishabh Pant and Wriddhiman Saha for the four-match Test series against Australia. Pant and Saha are seen as the two best keepers at the moment in Indian cricket and Manjrekar favours one above the other for the Australia Tests.
The former Indian cricketer took to Twitter to reveal his choice. Meanwhile, both Pant and Saha are part of the Indian squad for Australia Tests. Taking to Twitter, Sanjay Manjrekar picked Saha over Pant purely on wicket-keeping skills.
Sanjay Manjrekar picks between Saha and Pant
“In Tests always keeping skills first. Drop a Steve Smith early and he gets a 200! So Saha. Also, need a better keeper against pace in Australia. Again Saha,” Sanjay Manjrekar wrote on Twitter.
In Tests always keeping skills first. Drop a Steve Smith early and he gets a 200! So Saha. Also need a better keeper against pace in Australia. Again Saha. https://t.co/R0udBBCr04
— Sanjay Manjrekar (@sanjaymanjrekar) December 11, 2020
The team management has not dropped any hint so far. Meanwhile, both Saha and Pant are playing against Australia A in the second warm-up game. Saha scored a defiant fifty in the first warm-up tie to help India get to a draw. Pant has not looked at his best so far in the two matches. However, Pant’s attacking style of play gives him the edge over Saha. While Saha’s efficient Keeping technique is always a help for him in the testing conditions of Australia.
Both batsmen have failed to impress with the bat in the first innings of the second warm-up game. While Saha scored a duck and pant just 5 as India were dismissed for 194 in the first innings.
The Indian bowlers then managed to bowl out Australia A for 108 with Mohammed Shami and Navdeep Saini picking two wickets each. Jasprit Bumrah picked two wickets after hitting an unbeaten fifty with the bat. Mohammed Siraj picked one wicket.
Cheteshwar Pujara was rested for the Test match. Meanwhile, Ajinkya Rahane scored just four before edging a wide delivery to get himself dismissed. Virat Kohli pulled himself out of the second warm-up game after leading India to a T20I series win on Tuesday.