Saha back in the mix with India A callup Pant in ODI
New Delhi: Wicket-keeper Wriddhiman Saha is back in the scheme of things for India in the longer format after being named in the A squad for the West Indies tour comprising five one-dayers and three four-day games beginning July 11. The 34-year-old was India’s number one Test wicket-keeper until a career-threatening shoulder injury ruled him out of action for almost one year. Saha, who underwent a surgery in August last year, made his Bengal comeback with the Syed Mushtaq Ali and also played five games for Sunrisers Hyderabad in the IPL which ended on Sunday. Also Read – We will push hard for Kabaddi”s inclusion in 2024 Olympics: RijijuWith Rishabh Pant establishing himself in the Test team in his absence, Saha will have to prove himself to the selectors again. The four-day games against West Indies A will be played from July 24 and will be preceded by a five-match one-day series from July 11. The tour has been scheduled ahead of the Test series against the West Indies as part of the inaugural ICC Test Championship which begins right after the 50-over World Cup. The likes of Prithvi Shaw, Mayank Agarwal and Hanuma Vihari have been picked both in the one-day and four-day squad. Both the openers Shaw and Agarwal are expected to be picked in the Test squad for the West Indies series. Also Read – Djokovic to debut against Shapovalov at Shanghai MastersShreyas Iyer will captain India A in the four-day games and Manish Pandey in the one-dayers. Test regulars including R Ashwin, Cheteswar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane and pacer Umesh Yadav have not been picked as they are likely to ply their trade in county cricket. The selectors also announced the squads for the home series against Sri Lanka A beginning May 25. Jharkhand wicketkeeper batsman Ishan Kishan will lead India A in the two four-day games in Belgaum and Hubli while Gujarat’s Priyank Panchal will captain the side in five one-dayers beginning June 6 in Hubli.