[caption id="attachment_550250" align="aligncenter" width="628"]<img class="size-full wp-image-550250" alt="Parthiv Patel will represent India in Tests after 8 years Getty Images" src="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/ppgi.jpg" width="628" height="355" /> Parthiv Patel will represent India in Tests after 8 years Getty Images[/caption] <p></p> <p></p>As <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/teams/india" target="_blank">India</a> opt for <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/parthiv-patel" target="_blank">Parthiv Patel</a> for the third Test against <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/teams/england" target="_blank">England</a> <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/news/india-vs-england-3rd-test-parthiv-patel-to-replace-wriddhiman-saha-549922" target="_blank">as a replacement</a> of an injured <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/wriddhiman-saha" target="_blank">Wriddhiman Sah</a>a, the veteran wicketkeeper-batsman says he did not find the decision surprising. Wriddhiman Saha, who has been India's No. 1 choice to keep the wickets since MS Dhoni's exit from the longest format, has been rested following a strain in left thigh and Parthiv has been called in in place. The Gujarat skipper, who last represented India in Tests 8 years ago, said it was an expected decision as he has been in runs and has been performing consistently in the domestic circuit. <p></p> <p></p>In an interview with <em>Cricbuzz</em>, Parthiv revealed, (I knew my chances were coming) since it was going to be a long season with 12-13 Test matches in home conditions and I was always amongst the runs and keeping well in domestic cricket. Though I was not in India A, I always kept speaking to the selectors and they kept saying, 'keep doing what you are doing'. The biggest hope came when I went to Asia Cup as a keeper as MS Dhoni's cover. So, I knew I had to be ready. I was working hard, so this is definitely not a surprise call." <strong>READ: <a title="India vs England, 3rd Test: Parthiv Patel to replace Wriddhiman Saha" href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/news/india-vs-england-3rd-test-parthiv-patel-to-replace-wriddhiman-saha-549922">India vs England, 3rd Test: Parthiv Patel to replace Wriddhiman Saha</a></strong> <p></p> <p></p>While he was quoted saying, A couple of days ago, I had been sounded out about it and asked to be prepared mentally. Obviously you feel for Wriddhiman (Saha) but you can t do anything about injuries. But when the call actually came last night, the immediate reaction was I was quite excited and happy to be part of the Test team again after eight years, by <em>The Hindu</em>.