Mumbai: Indian cricket team senior wicket-keeper and batsman Parthiv Patel was today retained for the fourth cricket Test against England starting at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai from Thursday.
Parthiv made impressive comeback in both the category as wicket-keeper and batsman along with Murali Vijay, he has replaced injured Bengal stumper Wriddhiman Saha in the third Test at Mohali.
He scored 42 in the first innings before hitting the winning runs (54-ball 67) after being drafted into the Test side after a 12-year long wait.
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) said in a statement, “Parthiv Patel will continue to be part of the Indian Test team for the 4th Test of the five-match Test Series to be held in Mumbai from December 8.”
The board further said, “The BCCI medical team has confirmed that wicketkeeper Wriddhiman Saha is still recuperating from the strain in his left thigh, which he sustained during the second Test match at Vizag.”
“As a precautionary measure, Saha has been advised rest. The BCCI medical team is monitoring the wicketkeeper-batsman’s progress,” the board statement added.
On other hand, Pacer Ishant Sharma has also been released from the Test squad by the team management.
The BCCI statement read, “Meanwhile, fast bowler Ishant Sharma has also been released from the Test team.”
The Delhi seamer, who was included in the squad for the England series after recovering from Chikkungunya, failed to get a game in the three Tests.