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Wriddhiman Saha averaged above 40 while batting at the seventh and eighth spot in the opening Test against Sri Lanka at Kolkata IANS

Wriddhiman Saha has mentioned that he is most comfortable batting at No. 6. On being asked if the constant rotation of the batting spot troubled him, he was calm enough to say that he had batted everywhere in the middle-order in the past, and is open to batting anywhere to suit the team s requirements. FULL CRICKET SCORECARD: India vs Sri Lanka 2017-18, 1st Test at Eden Gardens

On batting position rotation

“It’s not that I always bat at No. 7 [or No. 8] as I have batted at No. 6 also. We [along with Ashwin and Jadeja] are being rotated as batting position depends on the strength of the opposition bowlers. Favourable conditions determine the slots whether it is No. 6, 7 or 8. It can be any position as per the team management’s call,” said Saha in a press conference. Weather app prevented a washout in the Eden Gardens Test, says curator

On the draw in the opening Test vs Sri Lanka

“The team morale was fantastic even though we couldn’t bat as per expectation in the first innings. But we made a good comeback in the second innings. Shikhar, Rahul and Virat batted well and when you get them seven down for less than 100, it automatically boosts your morale. May be with a bit more time at our disposal, we could have won. We tried hard but initially if we could have got the first few decisions quickly, it could have been different. But time was also a constraint as we first wanted to be safe and set a score that was unattainable and then attack. That was our game plan so that bowlers would go all out.” Kohli moves to 5th spot, goes past Warner in ICC Test Ranking

On India going with five specialist bowlers

“You can only win Test matches by taking 20 wickets so preference is always given to bowlers. Now [if five bowlers are playing], you need contribution from everyone myself, Ashwin and Jadeja along with lower order.”

On the upcoming South Africa tour

“I have always believed in match by match preparation. Yes, SA series is at the back of our minds but when you win a Test match, you take that confidence into the next game and that’s what we are trying to do.”