India middle-order batsman Hanuma Vihari, feels that both Wriddhiman Saha and Rishabh Pant are in sensational form and it will be a tough decision for the team management to pick one wicket-keeper batsman for the upcoming first Test against the hosts in Adelaide.
Vihari’s comments came after India’s three-day day-night practice game against Australia A ended in a draw at Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) on Sunday.
“Healthy competition is always good for the team and I feel, for every spot, we have good competition. It all depends on team management as to whom they decide to pick. I feel both of them are looking in good form so it will be a tough call and a good headache,” Hanuma Vihari said during the virtual post-match press conference.
Pant and Vihari played unbeaten knocks of 103 and 104 respectively during the second innings as India put up a total of 386/4 before declaring the innings. Saha did not bat in the second innings and was dismissed on a duck in the first innings. However, in the previous practice game at the Drummoyne Oval, he had scored unbeaten 54 runs in the second innings.
The second warm-up match between India and Australia A concluded in a draw on Sunday as both the sides decided to bring an early end to the 3-day match. After scoring 194 in their first innings, the visitors bounced back quite remarkably by bundling out Australia A for 108.
Team India then posted a 473 runs target for Alex Carey and Co. in the 2nd practice match but Ben McDermott and Jack Wildermuth helped the hosts recover from 25/3 to 307/4 before play was called off for the day.
Hanuma Vihari’s comments came after India’s three-day day-night practice game against Australia A ended in a draw here at Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) on Sunday.