KL Rahul plays First-Class cricket as a specialist batsman and has kept wickets only in limited overs games © Getty Images
KL Rahul plays First-Class cricket as a specialist batsman and has kept wickets only in limited overs games © Getty Images

KL Rahul is donning the gloves in place of an injured Wriddhiman Saha in the second Test between India and Sri Lanka at Colombo. News has spread that Rahul is a part-time wicketkeeper, but the fact is that his limited experience with the gloves is confined to List-A and Twenty20 cricket. He has never worn the gloves in a First-Class match and this is the very first time he is wearing the gloves to the red ball. He has kept wickets in four List-A matches and equal number of Indian Premier League (IPL) games. ALSO READ: Wriddhiman Saha retires hurt during India vs Sri Lanka 2015, 2nd Test at Colombo

Saha had earlier shown discomfort while batting and had even retired hurt. The discomfort is due to a hamstring strain and India will hope that Saha is fit in time for the next Test. Saha did come back to bat later and there was speculation that he would keep wickets later, but India have decided against it, probably because they don’t want to risk aggravating the niggle. Live cricket updates India vs Sri Lanka 2015, 2nd Test at Colombo, Day 4

India are in a position of dominance in this Test match and will look to seal victory. They admitted a few overs after tea on Day Four setting Sri Lanka a target of 413. Given how difficult it gets to bat on Sri Lankan tracks towards the final days, Sri Lanka’s best bet will be to try and save the game rather than aiming for a win. This is Kumar Sangakkara‘s final Test match.