IPL 2018-Saha Ready To Bat At Any Position For Sunrisers Hyderabad

Sunrisers Hyderabad bagged Wriddhiman Saha in this season’s IPL auction for INR 5 crores. A confident Saha, who is one of the best Test wicketkeeper-batsman for India has said he is ready to play at any position in the eleventh edition of Indian Premier League. Sunrisers has some of the best opening batsmen with likes of David Warner and Shikhar Dhawan.wriddhiman-sahaSpeaking to the reported during the J.C Mukherjee Trophy, he said, “I prefer batting at the top but I have kept rotating in terms of my batting position. With SRH, I will probably bat in the lower middle order.”

“We have great openers (Shikhar Dhawan and David Warner) so they will do well. I am ready to bat anywhere for the team.”

Formerly Saha has played for Kings XI Punjab and he has a little adjustment to do for the Hyderabad. Speaking of the same he said, “I was playing in Mohali (for Kings XI Punjab) and I know the wicket there. Now I will be playing for Hyderabad, so I will have to adjust to the wicket. As far as gelling with the players is concerned, it won’t be a problem. Everybody is familiar at this level.”

During India’s tour to South Africa, Saha got injured with a back injury and has to return midway only participating in the first Test at Cape Town. He is fit now and has started playing a few matches. When asked about facing the Afghanistan spinner Rashid Khan, he said,“I will practice with him at the nets. I have played his bowling and got out too.”

Chennai Super Kings which is making a comeback after a two years ban is one of the toughest opponents. Saha said, “I would like my team to win but Chennai have a good team and have bench strength.”

Later this year Saha is expected to travel to England and he admits that wicket-keeping can be difficult in such swinging conditions. He added, “England will be tough. We have to play well. It will help if we can go there early. In England first is T20 and one-dayers. We are ready to go one month in advance as well for the Tests. I have never played in England for India. I have played with the India A team there. It is challenging to keep wickets there as the ball moves quite a lot. There is dampness also.”