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Sourav Ganguly: Wriddhiman Saha has the choice as No.1 Test wicket keeper

Sourav Ganguly had high praises future for Wriddhiman Saha, who posted a scored a double ton within the Irani Trophy match against Gujarat.


Kolkata: Reechoing national selection committee chairman MSK Prasad’s words, former India captain Sourav Ganguly on Tuesday aforesaid Bengal wicketkeeper Wriddhiman Saha is prior to Parthiv Patel in the race to play test cricket.

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Wriddhiman struck a career-best first-class score of 203 not out in an unbroken 316-run partnership with Cheteshwar Pujara (123*) to assist rest of India to defeat Gujarat by six wickets and win the Irani Cup.

“This is domestic cricket, however, Wriddhi has been successful at the test level, therefore, he is an automatic selection. Parthiv is nice however he can need to wait,” Ganguly said.

He earlier felicitated Cooch Behar’s Bengal U-19 players, underlining the importance of the Vision 2020 program in grooming them.

“This association belongs to the players. Today Wriddhi scored a double century. Kanishk (Seth) and (Ishan) Portal were within the Vision 2020 for the entire season. While not system nothing can happen. That is the most vital issue. that is the reason we’ve roped within the likes (Muttiah) Muralitharan and (VVS) Laxman and (TA) Sekar. You have got to offer them time. We tend to already see lots of distinction. Look at Wriddhi’s 1st double hundred,” Ganguly said.

The Board reportedly has place Kolkata on stand-by for the one-off India-Bangladesh test from February nine, however, the Cricket Association of Bengal president said he is not awake to any development.

“I’ve got no plan. There are a whole ticket printing and alternative stuff. If it goes until the moment, we cannot host it. There is a ton of work must be done like printing tickets. We’ll see,” he said.

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