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Saha better than other wicket-keepers: Kiran More

Published: Thursday, January 19, 2012, 17:56 [IST]
 
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Saha can replace Dhoni in Tests: More

New Delhi, Jan 19: Replacing the Indian captain in a Test match is not an easy job but former wicketkeepers feel that Wriddhiman Saha's calm demeanour could be an advantage when he dons the big gloves during the final Test against Australia in Adelaide, starting on January 24.

"I believe this is a make-or-break chance for Wriddhiman Saha. Replacing someone like Mahendra Singh Dhoni, though for a match, is not an easy job. But if he can manage a decent performance like keep well and bat for about two and half hours and score a 50, his place as second 'keeper will be sealed,"former India stumper and chairman of selectors Kiran More told reporters.

For More, it's Wriddhiman's good work with the gloves that makes him more of a 'keeper-batsman and if Dhoni retires from Tests after 2013, he would be an ideal choice in longer version.

"Wriddhiman is a technically correct 'keeper. But Test cricket is a different ball game. He has been on a number of Test tours and must have adjusted to dressing room environment by now. A good show in Adelaide will mean that India will have an ideal replacement, if Dhoni calls time on Test cricket in 2013," More added.

PTI

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