Saha: Making good progress

Wriddhiman Saha has been making good progress in his rehab at the National Cricket Academy (NCA), but he is not very sure about his return to competitive cricket.

By A Staff Reporter in Calcutta
  • Published 11.09.18
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Wriddhiman Saha

Calcutta: Wriddhiman Saha has been making good progress in his rehab at the National Cricket Academy (NCA), but he is not very sure about his return to competitive cricket.

The wicketkeeper-batsman, does harbour hopes of being fully fit for the Tests Down Under.

But before such an important tour, he would be better off playing at least one or two matches to get himself into the groove and regain shape. And also some runs with the bat to make himself more confident, being a step ahead of the ones who played the recent Tests versus England.

"See, at present, it's very difficult for me to say when I am going to be fully fit and ready to get back to playing. If I tell you that I will return in, say in a month or so, I would be lying.

"So, it's really difficult to make predictions at this stage. But yes, I can say that I'm making good progress having completed around three months here in my rehab," Saha told The Telegraph from Bangalore on Monday.

Saha underwent a labral repair surgery in Manchester under the supervision of the BCCI medial team on Day 1 of India's first Test against England in Birmingham. There's still some time left for the Australia Tests, though, with the first of the four beginning from December 6 in Adelaide.

Saha, in fact, is even unsure about making it for Bengal's Ranji Trophy opener, from November 1 against Himachal Pradesh, which is an away game.

Asked about it, Saha said: "Obviously, if I am selected (for the tour of Australia), playing one or two matches will matter. They are necessary before a big tour.

"But as I said, I'm just not in a position to say whether I'll be ready (by November). I'm just focusing on the rehab process now. That's what matters at present."