Parthiv Patel gets Test call-up after eight years

Parthiv Patel will replace wicketkeeper Wriddhiman Saha who was ruled out of the third Test against England after developing a strain in his left thigh.

Parthiv, 31, had made his Test debut against England as a 17-year-old during the 2002 tour and last played against Sri Lanka in August, 2008.   -  K. R. Deepak

Parthiv Patel is set for international comeback after eight years. He will replace India wicketkeeper Wriddhiman Saha after he was ruled out of the third Test against England after developing a strain in his left thigh.

BCCI medical team has confirmed that Saha suffered a strain in his left thigh during the second Test at Visakhapatanam, which India won by 246 runs to take a 1-0 lead in the five-match series against England.

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As a precautionary measure, Saha has been advised rest and will not play the third Test to avoid aggravating his injury.

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Parthiv is all set to make a comeback to the Test team after more than eight years and four years after his last international match. Parthiv, 31, had made his Test debut against England as a 17-year-old during the 2002 tour and last played against Sri Lanka at Colombo in August, 2008.

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