Srikar Bharat (Photo/ BCCI Twitter)
Srikar Bharat (Photo/ BCCI Twitter)

Ind vs NZ, 1st Test: Bharat to keep wickets after Saha suffers stiff neck

ANI | Updated: Nov 29, 2021 10:04 IST


Kanpur (Uttar Pradesh) [India], November 29 (ANI): Wriddhiman Saha felt stiffness in his neck while keeping wickets in the ongoing New Zealand second innings and as a result, he will not be taking the field on Day 5.
In Saha's absence, Srikar Bharat will don the wicketkeeping gloves.
"Wriddhiman Saha felt stiffness in his neck while keeping in the second innings. It was affecting his movement while wicket-keeping. KS Bharat will keep wickets in his absence on Day 5," BCCI tweeted.

Team India found themselves on top after Shreyas Iyer and Wriddhiman Saha showed grit and determination with the bat to help hosts fight back against New Zealand on Day 4 of the ongoing first Test here at Green Park, Kanpur on Sunday.
On the cusp of stumps, Team India declared their second innings at 234/7d, giving the visitors the target of 284 to win the match. For hosts, Wriddhiman Saha and Axar Patel remained unbeaten with innings of 61* and 28* respectively.
At stumps, New Zealand's score read 4/1 with Tom Lathan (2*) and William Somerville (0*) currently unbeaten at the crease. Ravichandran Ashwin scalped the lone wicket of Will Young in the last session of Day 4. (ANI)

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