Wriddhiman Saha Closes DOOR on India COMEBACK

India Tour of England: IND vs ENG Live Updates: A heartbroken Wriddhiman Saha has closed the door to a potential comeback in India. He was kicked out of the squad after the New Zealand series and Rahul Dravid personally informed him that he will not be Team India’s plans. Saha was not recalled despite a good showing in IPL 2022 and the veteran wicketkeeper says the door to Team India is now closed to him. Follow the All India tour of England LIVE updates and scores on InsideSport.IN.

“I don’t think I will be selected further because the coach and the main selector had already informed me. And if they had to pick me, I would have been included in the roster for the UK tour after my IPL performance,” Wriddhiman Saha told Sports Tak.

India Tour of England: Heartbroken Wriddhiman Saha Closes DOOR on India COMEBACK, Says: ‘Clearly, If They Wanted Me I Would Have Toured England After IPL 2022’

A star name for Gujarat Titans (GT) in the recently concluded Indian Premier League (IPL) Wriddhiman Saha has opened up about his potential future with the Indian team. According to Saha, he is unlikely to make a comeback to the Indian team, having left the doors open for a possible Ranji stint away from Bengal.

India Tour of England: Heartbroken Wriddhiman Saha Closes DOOR on India COMEBACK, Says: 'Clearly, If They Wanted Me I Would Have Toured England After IPL 2022'

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Saha closes door to possible Indian team comeback –

The Bengal-born wicket-keeper has been a regular fixture on the Indian team since the retirement of Test-sized MS Dhoni in 2015. However, with the emergence of two youngsters in Rishabh Pant and KS Bharat, he lost his place in the Playing XI. His string of injuries and inconsistency with the bat didn’t help his case either.

“So that decision made it clear to me that there aren’t too many options at the moment. But for me I’m focused on playing cricket. As long as I like the sport, I will play’ said Saha.

Saha last represented the Indian side in December 2021 against New Zealand and was dropped for the South African tour and home series against Sri Lanka.

But after scoring 311 runs in 11 games for Gujarat Titans, helping the team win their first IPL even at 38, many expected a recall, especially after Dinesh Karthik’s recall.

Wriddhiman Saha in IPL 2022

  • Saha had a great IPL 2022 campaign, scoring 317 runs in 11 matches.
  • The GT opener also scored three fifties, including the best of 68 runs.
  • Saha also praised Captain Hardik Pandya as he played a key role in GT’s winning of the IPL.
  • Hardik will captain the Indian side in the upcoming two-match T20I series against Ireland.
  • Hardik was flexible with the bat as he showed a class act while hitting at four, while Saha praised him for the part.

India Tour of England: Heartbroken Wriddhiman Saha Closes DOOR on India COMEBACK, Says: ‘Clearly, If They Wanted Me I Would Have Toured England After IPL 2022’

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Looking back on his career in the domestic circuit, Saha has opened up to options outside of Bengal. The wicketkeeper was involved in a heated debate with the CAB prior to the start of the Ranji Trophy and chose not to represent the state, where they reached the semi-finals of the Ranji Trophy.

Tripura is a potential destination he will be taunted for representing and will look for other options before deciding.

Saha was also involved in a controversy involving journalist Boria Majumdar, who had asked him for an interview. Saha shared screenshots of the chat on social media.

Meanwhile, India embarks on its adventure for a Test series win with a 2-1 lead. India will play England on July 1 in Edgbaston.

India Tour of England: Heartbroken Wriddhiman Saha Closes DOOR on India COMEBACK, Says: ‘Clearly, If They Wanted Me I Would Have Toured England After IPL 2022’

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