Parthiv Patel is set to retain the wicketkeeping gloves for India's fourth Test against England, which begins on Thursday in Mumbai. Wriddhiman Saha, who strained his left thigh during the second Test in Visakhapatnam, missed the third Test in Mohali, and is still recovering from the injury. According to a BCCI release, Saha has been advised rest.
Fast bowler Ishant Sharma, whose wedding coincides with the Mumbai Test, has been released from the squad. Ishant, who was recovering from a bout of the mosquito-borne disease chikungunya, was not part of the squad for the first Test, but returned for the second and third Tests, though he could not edge either Mohammed Shami or Umesh Yadav out of the XI.
Returning to the Test team after a gap of eight years, Parthiv opened the batting in Mohali, in place of the injured KL Rahul, and enjoyed a fruitful match, scoring 42 in the first innings and an unbeaten 67 in the second, to help India chase down their target of 103.