Hyderabad: It is always frustrating for any player to miss out on cricket action due to injuries. Now, wicketkeeper Wriddhiman Saha is in the same situation as he is out of action due to injury.

Saha was India’s number choice for Test wicketkeeper’s position. Due to his injury, Dinesh Karthik was preferred. And now it is Rishabh Pant.

Pant has grabbed his chances, impressing with his aggressive batting in England and in the just concluded two-Test rubber against the West Indies, which the hosts won 2-0.

With India set to travel to Australia for four Tests starting on December 6 in Adelaide, coach Ravi Shastri has almost confirmed that Pant will again don the big gloves, which means the wait continues for Saha.

“Pant is another such youngster. He’s such a good batsman and is good with the gloves as well. We have to go on according to the present form for team selection (when asked about Pant or Saha) in Australia,” Shastri said after India defeated West Indies by 10 wickets in Hyderabad on Sunday.

The 21-year-old Pant has so far scored 346 runs from five matches with one hundred and two half centuries (both dismissed in the 90s). His batting has been impressive, however, his glovework has not won many plaudits.

Saha was injured during this year’s Indian Premier League (IPL). First, it was reported that he had a finger injury and later it turned out to be shoulder injury too, for which he underwent a successful surgery.

He is undergoing rehabilitation and had last month said he would take at least four months to regain full fitness and play.