India's Test wicketkeeper Wriddhiman Saha has underwent on a surgery to fix his right-hand finger fracture. He sustained the injury during the Day/Night Test against Bangladesh. Doctor said he is expected to regain full fitness for the two-match series in New Zealand in February.The 35-year-old wicketkeeper-batsman underwent the surgery in Mumbai on Tuesday after the first-ever day-night Test in India was played in Kolkata last week."The BCCI Medical Team consulted a hand and wrist specialist and it was suggested that Saha undergoes a surgical fixation of the fracture," the Board stated in a press release. "Subsequently, he underwent a successful surgery in Mumbai on Tuesday and will soon commence his rehabilitation at the National Cricket Academy, Bengaluru," it added.A source close to the team management told that Saha is expected to be fit in before the New Zealand series which is starting from February 14. Before the Tests in Wellington and Christchurch, Indian team scheduled to play a three-day practice game at Seddon Park in Hamilton. The Tests will be preceded by five T20s and three ODIs, beginning January 24.
Saha had sustained a similar injury in the October Test series against South Africa but recovered for the Bangladesh assignment, which concluded last week with the historic Pink Ball Test in Kolkata. India won that series against Bangladesh (2-0).During the 2018 IPL, he ended up picking a career-threatening shoulder injury for which he had to undergo a surgery in England, leading to a long injury lay-off. During that period Rishabh Panth became the number one choice in Tests cricket. Rishabh was preferred over the swashbuckling southpaw in the home series against South Africa in October.In the Day/Night Test last week, Saha completed 100 dismissals in the longest format, becoming the fifth Indian wicket-keeper to do so. He has played 37 Tests for India so far in his injury-marred career.