Wridhhiman Saha was rested from Bengal's Ranji Trophy 2017-18  semi-final clash against Delhi    AFP
Wridhhiman Saha was rested from Bengal’s Ranji Trophy 2017-18
semi-final clash against Delhi AFP

One of the mainstays of India s lower-middle-order batting, Wriddhiman Saha, believes that the visitor s have a good chance of winning in the upcoming tour of South Africa. India are scheduled to play a three-Test series starting January 5, 2018.

Speaking on the sidelines of Bengal s Ranji Trophy semi-final clash, Saha said: The way we have been playing the last 2-3 years and if we do our things right like the way we have been doing, I feel we have a very good chance of winning this time.

Saha was rested for the semi-final after he caught fever. Saha, in an interview with Hindustan Times, also clarified on India s lack of preparedness. Since we were in a hurry to go home, we really didn t have any kind of team talk about the South Africa tour after wrapping up the Test series (against Sri Lanka) in Delhi.

There hasn t been any specific preparation. The pitch or conditions in Pune won t be similar to South African pitches so there is no point thinking too much about it.

Indian were guilty of dropping too many catches in the Sri Lanka series, that raised few questions about the sides slip fielding.

Saha explained: Dropping catches is part of the game. The best fielders too drop catches. We don t have any fixed or designated slip fielder as of now. But the slip fielders have an understanding among themselves. We know who is stronger on which side and stand accordingly. It s (finding out the right slip fielders in South Africa) a process since we all practise slip catching.