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I am comfortable batting at any position, says Saha

by Sahir Usman Nov 22, 2017 • 17:04 PM

Nagpur, Nov 22 - India wicketkeeper-batsman Wriddhiman Saha on Wednesday brushed aside talk of frequent changes in his batting position saying the No.6 slot in the Indian batting line-up is a flexible one, depending on the conditions.

"It's not that I always bat at No.7 (or No.8) as I have batted at No 6 also. We (along with Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja) are being rotated as batting position depends on the strength of the opposition bowlers," Saha told reporters ahead of India's second Test against Sri Lanka in Nagpur starting Friday.

In the first rubber against the tourists, Saha came in at No.7 and 8 in both innings.

Saha has played at No.6 but in the Indian second innings at Kolkata, he came as low as No.8, not exactly common among wicketkeeper-batsmen these days.

"Favourable conditions determine the slots whether it is Nos 6, 7 or 8. It can be any position as per the team management's call," Saha said, making it clear that he is not rigid about any slot.

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