India wicketkeeper-batsman Wriddhiman Saha. @ AFP
India wicketkeeper-batsman Wriddhiman Saha. @ AFP

Wriddhiman Saha, who has not played a Test after the first match against South Africa in January this year, following a hamstring and shoulder injury, is willing to start from scratch for a possible comeback into the Indian squad.

“I am feeling much better now. I hope to be back in action by mid-December. I am preparing and training accordingly. Hope my body recovers in time and I’m fit to play [Ranji Trophy 2018-19 season]. I’ve started net sessions, but I am yet to get match-fit,” Saha, who has scored 1164 runs in 32 Tests at an average of 30.63, said on Sunday.

India opted for Parthiv Patel and Rishabh Pant for the marquee Test series against Australia and with no Tests on the schedule until July 2019, chances of a return for Saha look glim.

“Everyone goes through the same cycle – of performing well at the domestic level. You have to be match-fit there and then wait for selection,” Saha said on eyeing a comeback first for Bengal in the Ranji Trophy.

Saha is currently undergoing rehab on his shoulder. “I always counting on the positives from childhood. Rehab obviously is a boring affair. If you are dedicated, you don’t get bored. Training schedule is same, but it’s about breaking it and keeping yourself motivated,” he said.