Saha relishes the challenge of turning tracks

India wicketkeeper Wriddhiman Saha says he really enjoys the challenge of keeping wicket to Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja on turning wickets.

The keeper was rock solid behind the stumps as India sealed a series win over Sri Lanka with an emphatic victory at the Sinhalese club on Sunday.

The stopper said after the match: “I enjoy wicket-keeping on turning tracks because on such wickets more balls are coming towards you and as a result, as a wicketkeeper you have to remain focused all the time. I really enjoy wicket-keeping against Ashwin and Jadeja.”

Saha has established himself as India’s first choice wicketkeeper since the retirement of MS Dhoni.

His ability behind the stumps coupled with a handy contributions with the bat have ensured there is little debate about the position of India Test wicketkeeper.

His judgement is trusted by skipper Virat Kohli who often consults with Saha ahead of DRS reviews.

He added: “Virat always asks me and Rahane about our views on a particular decision. He asks whether we are 100 percent sure or not. Only then, he (Kohli) takes his decision whether to go for DRS or not.”

The skipper was full of praise for Saha’s effort against Sri Lanka in Colombo.

Kohli said: “Four byes on that sort of pitch speaks volumes of the kind of ability he (Saha) has.He’s right up there in world cricket among the very best. He’s the best keeper in this format right now, I’d say.”