Personal Information

Full Name Wriddhiman Prasanta Saha
Born October 24, 1984 Shaktigarh
Age 39 Years, 7 Months, -1 Days
National Side India
Batting Style Right Handed
Bowling -
Sport Cricket

Ranking

Test ODI T20
Batting - - -
Bowling - - -

Man of the Match

Test ODI T20 World Cup CL
1 0 - - 0

Career Information

Teams Played India, East Zone, India A, India Blue, Indian Board Presidents XI, India Red, Rest of India, Kolkata Knight Riders, Punjab Kings, Chennai Super Kings, Bengal, Tripura, Sunrisers Hyderabad, Indians, Gujarat Titans
Career Span

Wriddhiman Prasanta Saha Overall Stats

Batting & Fielding Performance

M I N/O R HS 100s 50s 4s 6s AVG S/R CT ST Ducks R/O
Test
40 56 10 1353 117 v AUS 3 6 129 14 29.41 45.50 92 12 6 0
ODI
9 5 2 41 16 v BAN 0 0 5 0 13.66 73.21 17 1 0 0
CL
12 11 4 95 42* v CC 0 0 6 1 13.57 101.06 7 3 2 1
IPL
170 145 24 2934 115* v KKR 1 13 296 87 24.24 127.56 93 26 9 9

Bowling Performance

I O M R W Best 3s 5s AVG E/R S/R Mtc

Wriddhiman Prasanta Saha Profile

Just as a reserve goalkeeper in any sport has to await his chance till the established one gives way, the scenario has become the same for modern day wicketkeepers.


Drafted into the Bengal side after regular glove-man Deep Dasgupta opted for the rebel league, Wriddhiman Saha’s century on his Ranji debut was instrumental in propelling him to the Indian T20 league stage where Kolkata signed him in 2008. Despite having McCullum and Taibu as specialist keepers in the team, the former’s reluctance to don the keeping gloves and the four-foreign player rule resulted in him playing a major chunk of the tournament and he displayed his batting talents with a half century. He was later bought by Chennai in 2011. Saha couldn’t get many chances with Dhoni taking the gloves and other prominent batsmen edging him easily into the playing XI. However, the 2014 season provides him with a new dawn as he was picked by Mohali in the auction, with no other specialist keeper in the squad. He managed to impress not only with his glove work but also with his bat where is scored 362 runs at an average of 32.90 and a strike-rate of 145.28. He also scored the century, which was first ever century in Indian t20 League final. His knock came in a losing cause but he did impress many with his knock. In 2018 he was picked up by Hyderabad.


A few fine performances for India A later helped Saha earn his maiden Test call-up in early 2010 as the team’s reserve wicket keeper with his chances of debuting next to impossible. However India’s bizarre decision to go into the series with just seven specialist batsmen backfired as Laxman and Rohit Sharma injured themselves before the game and with little time left, Saha was quickly drafted in as a specialist batsman. The nerves showed as he got out on a duck in the first innings but was more watchful in his second scoring 36. Dropped thereafter, he returned to the ODI version in late 2010, debuting against New Zealand after MS Dhoni was rested for the series. In 2011, he earned a surprise call-up to India’s ODI squad for the series in the West Indies, in the absence of most of the senior players. But he didn't any game as he was picked as reserves for first choice wicket keeper Parthiv Patel.


He was then part of the squad touring Australia in 2011/12. Saha got his chance to play when Dhoni for suspended for a game due to slow over rate. He did some decent scoring as he scored 25 in the first inning and 13 in the second inning. As Dhoni retired from Test cricket in 2014 it opened gates for Saha to become Indian Test teams' first choice keeper. In 2016, Saha was picked for the squad touring West Indies. In first Test itself, Saha made record books as he became the third wicketkeeper in Indian Cricket history to be featured in six dismissals in an innings. He notched his maiden Test century when he scored 104 against the hosts in the third Test match.


In 2018 against South Africa, Saha again made in record books when he became first Indian wicketkeeper to take 10 catches in a single Test. In 2019, Saha played in the 3-match Test series against South Africa in India and became the fifth wicket-keeper for India to affect 100 dismissals in Test cricket in November 2019. In January 2020, he was selected for 2 Test Series in New Zealand but did not play any matches. In December 2020, he was selected for 4 Test Match series in Australia and played only in the first Test. In November 2021, Saha was selected as the first-choice wicketkeeper in the two-match test series between India and New Zealand. Despite suffering a neck injury during the first test, he scored an unbeaten 61 runs during the second innings of the match.

He amassed 214 runs in 2020 at an average of over 70, including two half-centuries. With a strike rate of 93.57 and an average of 14.55, he scored 131 runs in 2021. Sunrisers Hyderabad released him prior to the 2022 Indian Premier League auction after which he was picked up by the then newly formed Gujarat franchise and he went on to win the title with them in their maiden 2022 season. Saha has continued to be an integral part of the Gujarat franchise.