Wriddhiman Saha hopeful for a place in World Cup 2019 squad

Wicketkeeper batsman Wriddhiman Saha has been a permanent member of the Indian test squad, but the swashbuckling batsman has been given limited opportunity in the shorter format thanks to the presence of Mahendra Singh Dhoni in the team. Not giving up on the chances of him playing the World Cup , the Indian glovesman says that he is trying hard to be the part of the multi team event in 2019. "My wife badly wants me to play in the World Cup. She insists that I must push harder to achieve that. I am also trying, but ultimately the decision lies with the selectors."

Saha also feels that Indian team, who is fresh from a 9-0 drubbing over Sri Lanka will be an tough to beat for the Australia.

"Beating India in India will always be tough. Australia has done well last time but I will put India ahead," Saha, who is currently enjoying a break, said at a promotional event here.

"India's bench strength is very strong. The team is preparing for the 2019 World Cup. That's why the rotation of players is happening. India has been performing well with all sets of players which is a good sign.

"Axar (Patel), (Yuzvendra) Chahal and Kuldeep (Yadav) playing in place of (Ravichandran) Ashwin and (Ravindra) Jadeja. They are being prepared to strengthen the bench. If the need be, they can chip in," he added.

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