Saha on recovery after finger surgery


India's Test wicketkeeper Wriddhiman Saha underwent a “successful” surgery for a fracture he sustained on his right-hand finger during the Day/Night Test against Bangladesh in Kolkata last week, the Board of Control for Cricket (BCCI) said on Wednesday.

35-year-old Saha underwent the surgery in Mumbai on Tuesday, it said.

"The BCCI Medical Team consulted a hand and wrist specialist and it was suggested that Saha undergo a surgical fixation of the fracture," the Board stated in a statement.

"Subsequently, he underwent a successful surgery in Mumbai on Tuesday and will soon commence his rehabilitation at the National Cricket Academy in Bengaluru," said the statement.

Saha had sustained a similar injury in the Test series against South Africa in October but recovered for the Bangladesh series which concluded last week with the Pink Ball Test in Kolkata where he completed 100 dismissals behind the stumps. India won the series 2-0.

During the 2018 IPL, he had sustained what looked like a career-threatening shoulder injury for which he had to undergo a surgery in England, leading to a long lay-off.

Saha has played 37 Tests for India so far.

India’s next Test series is post-February next year when the team travels to New Zealand for two matches in the longest format and a limited overs series.