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Wriddhiman Saha Undergoes Shoulder Surgery in England

Cricketnext Staff |August 1, 2018, 9:06 PM IST
Wriddhiman Saha Undergoes Shoulder Surgery in England

Indian wicket-keeper Wriddhiman Saha underwent a surgery on his shoulder in Manchester on Wednesday. The BCCI posted a photo on social media saying, "Here's wishing @Wriddhipops a speedy recovery. He underwent a laberal repair surgery in Manchester today under the supervision of BCCI Medical Team."

Saha has been facing injury problems since the tour of South Africa, and had returned early to nurse his hamstring. During the IPL, Saha suffered a thumb injury that kept him out of the one-off Test against Afghanistan in June.

It was later discovered that Saha was carrying a shoulder injury that ruled him out of contention for the tour of England. It was reliably learnt that Saha’s injury was thought to be a minor one during the South African tour, but the rehabilitation process at the NCA was botched up.

A senior BCCI official, speaking to Cricketnext, had said Saha could require anything between six to eight months before he is can return to action. It is unlikely he will be fit in time for the tour to Australia that starts later in the year.

In Saha’s absence, Dinesh Karthik is keeping wickets for India with 20-year old Rishabh Pant selected as his back-up. Saha has played 32 Tests so far, scoring 1164 runs with three centuries. He has taken 75 catches and effected 10 stumpings.

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Cricket World Cup Points Table

Pos Team P W L T/NR PTS NRR
1
AUS
5 4 1 0 8 +0.81
2
NZ
4 3 0 1 7 +2.16
3
IND
4 3 0 1 7 +1.02
4
ENG
4 3 1 0 6 +1.55
5
SL
5 1 2 2 4 -1.77
6
WI
4 1 2 1 3 +0.66
7
SA
5 1 3 1 3 -0.20
8
BAN
4 1 2 1 3 -0.71
9
PAK
5 1 3 1 3 -1.93
10
AFG
4 0 4 0 0 -1.63

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Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 3631 113
2 New Zealand 2547 111
3 South Africa 2917 108
4 England 3663 105
5 Australia 2640 98
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Rank Team Points Rating
1 England 5720 124
2 India 5990 122
3 New Zealand 4121 114
4 South Africa 4647 111
5 Australia 4805 109
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Rank Team Points Rating
1 Pakistan 7365 283
2 England 4253 266
3 South Africa 4196 262
4 Australia 5471 261
5 India 7273 260
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