Pant dropped, Saha in for first Test

Wriddhiman Saha will take over the wicketkeeping gloves from Rishabh Pant in the first Test of the 3-match series against South Africa starting October 2 in Vizag.

Saha had played the last of his 32 Test matches against South Africa in Cape Town before he was sidelined due to an injury. Rishabh Pant, the 21-year-old daredevil batsman from Delhi, played 11 Test matches as Saha's replacement and gave a good account of himself with the bat in England and Australia.

In England, Rishabh Pant scored an entertaining hundred before he played some gutsy knock in Australia including his Test best of 159 not out.