Wriddhiman Saha is counted among the top wicketkeepers in the world and he once again proved it in the Sydney Test. Saha was not part of the playing XI against Australia (Australia vs India) in Sydney Test but was dropped as a Substitute after Rishabh Pant’s injury. On the fourth day of the match, he jumped on the leg side and caught Marnus Labuschagne. It also ended the 103-run partnership between Steve Smith and Labushen.
Labushen tried to push the ball on the leg side but the ball hit his glove. Saha Diving Catch then leaped to his left and dismissed Labushen on a personal score of 73.
Saha played in the first match of the series played in Adelaide but after that, Pant was preferred in his place. Pant suffered an elbow injury while batting on the third day of the Sydney Test, after which Saha was fielded for wicketkeeping.
Pant was sent for a scan but there has been no official update on it. Ravindra Jadeja was also injured during the batting and did not even come down to fielding. Mayank Agarwal came in his place.
Australia had scored 338 runs in their first innings, in response to which the Indian team was reduced to 244. Australia had a 94-run lead in the first innings.