Parthiv Patel sure of extended Indian outing as Wriddhiman Saha is deemed unfit for Mumbai Test
Ishant Sharma, who has been part of the squad for the first three Tests, was also released for his wedding on December 9.
New Delhi: With Indian wicket-keeper Wriddhiman Saha still not fully fit after sustaining strain in his left thigh, Parthiv Patel is set to get extended outing in Indian shirt against England in Mumbai on October 8.
Patel, who was impressive as an opener in Mohali with scores of 42 and 67 in the two innings, made his comeback into the side after eight years, and left an impressive remark on the team management.
"Parthiv Patel will continue to be part of the Indian Test team for the 4th Test of the five-match Paytm Test Series to be held in Mumbai from December 8, 2016," BCCI secretary Ajay Shirke said in a release.
Saha, who had suffered the niggle during the 2nd Test at Visakhapatnam, has been given extended rest. KL Rahul is also set to make his comeback after persistent injury troubles.
"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," the release stated.
"As a precautionary measure, Saha has been advised rest. The BCCI medical team is monitoring the wicketkeeper-batsman's progress."
Meanwhile, speedster Ishant Sharma, who has been part of the squad for the first three Tests, was also released for his wedding on December 9.
India presently leads the five-Test series against England 2-0 after winning the second and third Test by 246 runs and eight wickets respectively.
(With PTI inputs)