India vs New Zealand: Wriddhiman Saha out with stiff neck issue, Srikar Bharat keeping wickets on Day 3

'Wriddhiman Saha has stiffness in his neck. The BCCI medical team is treating him and monitoring his progress. KS Bharat will be keeping wickets in his absence,' BCCI said in a media statement.

Press Trust of India November 27, 2021 14:26:26 IST
India vs New Zealand: Wriddhiman Saha out with stiff neck issue, Srikar Bharat keeping wickets on Day 3

Wriddhiman Saha (wicket-keeper) of India during day one of the 1st Test match between India and New Zealand held at the Green Park International Stadium in Kanpur on the 25th November 2021 Photo by Arjun Singh / Sportzpics for BCCI

Kanpur: Veteran India wicket-keeper and team's oldest player Wriddhiman Saha didn't take the field at the start of day three in the first Test against New Zealand due to a stiff neck.

"Wriddhiman Saha has stiffness in his neck. The BCCI medical team is treating him and monitoring his progress. KS Bharat will be keeping wickets in his absence," BCCI said in a media statement.

Saha, 37, has endured either freak on field injuries or fitness concerns over the years. Playing in place of the rested Rishabh Pant, Saha scored only 1 in the India innings and has not been in best of form for quite some time now.

Srikar Bharat took the field in Saha's absence.

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