Saha, Mukund recalled for lone Bangladesh Test

Mumbai [India], Jan.31 : Wicketkeeper-batsman Wriddhiman Saha, who has fully recovered from a hamstring tendon injury he suffered during the England series, has been recalled in the 15-member Indian Test squad for the one-off match against Bangladesh beginning February 9 in Hyderabad.

Saha was ruled out of the last three matches against England after sustaining the injury during the second match in Visakhapatnam.

He, however, made a strong comeback in domestic cricket with an unbeaten double century to guide Rest of India to Irani Cup triumph against Gujarat.

Despite two half-centuries against England and his 90 and 143 in the Ranji Trophy final, 31-year-old Parthiv Patel has been left out of the squad for the one-off Test match.

Meanwhile, top-order batsman Abhinav Mukund, who played his last Test against England in 2011, has also been brought in the squad after a gap of almost six years.

All-rounder Jayant Yadav and opener Murali Vijay, who both have recovered from their respective injuries, have also got a recall.

The Test squad is as follows: Virat Kohli (captain), Murali Vijay, KL Rahul, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane, Karun Nair, Wriddhiman Saha (wk) , Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Jayant Yadav, Umesh Yadav, Ishant Sharma, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Amit Mishra, Abhinav Mukund and Hardik Pandya.

Source: ANI