India will look to dominate West Indies in Test series says Wriddhiman Saha


New Delhi: Ahead of the West Indies tour, wicket-keeper Wriddhiman Saha addressed the media in Bengaluru. He says India will dominate in the four-match Test series in West Indies.  "Our aim will be to dominate every over, ball and session. We have done it in the past. We will try doing it again," he said.

He spoke about the need to score more runs to cement his place, saying, "I made two 50s in Sri Lanka but could not go beyond 20s in the last one. My aim is to individually help the team as much as I can and make at least 70s."  Saha who replaced MS Dhoni as India’s No. 1 wicketkeeper in the Tests spoke about his role in the team. He said, “Keeping is a thankless job. You are always blamed if I miss a catch or stumping. I felt bad to when I got injured in Sri Lanka, but happy we won the series.” Saha’s injury had given Naman Ojha his Test debut, who claimed four catches behind the wickets and a stumping and did a decent job too.

Dhoni, who made his Test debut for India in 2005, retired from the Tests at the end of 2014 played 90 Tests for India. He had 256 catches and 38 stumpings to his name in that span. “I always have a chat with Dhoni as he gives me me tips about keeping and batting,” Saha added. India and West Indies will lock horns in the first Test, starting from July 21 at North Sound.  After the West Indies tour, India are set to host the likes of New Zealand, Bangladesh, England and Australia and will play a total of 17 Tests at home.