Mumbai, Dec 6: The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) today (December 6) confirmed that wicketkeeper Wriddhiman Saha will miss the 4th India-England Test starting here at Wankhede Stadium on Thursday (December 8).
Saha, who was ruled out of the 3rd Test in Mohali due to left thigh strain, is still recuperating. Stumper Parthiv Patel, who replaced Saha, will play the 4th Test.
"Parthiv Patel will continue to be part of the Indian Test team for the 4th Test of the five-match Paytm Test Series to be held in Mumbai from December 8, 2016," BCCI said in a media advisory on Tuesday.
"The BCCI medical team has confirmed that wicketkeeper Wriddhiman Saha is still recuperating from the strain in his left thigh, which he sustained during the second Test match at Vizag.
"As a precautionary measure, Saha has been advised rest. The BCCI medical team is monitoring the wicketkeeper-batsman's progress," it added.
The 31-year-old Parthiv played a Test after 8 years. He was impressive with the bat as an opener in Mohali, scoring 42 and 67 as India won by 8 wickets.
Meanwhile, fast bowler Ishant Sharma has also been released from the Test team, BCCI said.
India lead the 5-Test rubber 2-0 after winning the 2nd and 3rd Tests in Visakhapatnam and Mohali respectively. The 5th Test is in Chennai from December 16.