Saha more 'confident' after keeping for Rashid

Wriddhiman Saha is relishing every bit of wicket-keeping against wily Afghanistani leg-spinner Rashid Khan in the Indian Premier League, something that has boosted his confidence. The Afghanistan wrist spinner Khan is currently ranked world number one in T20 format, number 2 in ODIs. He recently became the fastest to take 100 ODI wickets. The Sunrisers Hyderabad wicket-keeper Saha praised team-mate Rashid after his sides facile five-wicket win over Kolkata Knight Riders here on Saturday.

"After a long time, Im getting an opportunity to keep against a bowler like Rashid. Its a good experience, he has got pace and turn," Saha told reporters. "In recent times, Ive been keeping against the likes of Ashwin, Jadeja, Mishra or Kuldeep. Now after keeping against Rashid, Im more confident," he said about Rashid, who was retained by SRH at this years auctions for Rs nine crore.

Brilliant at death as well as in the Powerplay, the 19-year-old Rashid is a hot property in the T20 franchise leagues around the world and has been hugely influential in his nations rise from an ICC Associate level team to a full member. "He bowls consistently well. In T20s you dont get to keep much against a particular bowler but those are all vital. Im trying my best to do well," Saha said.

"Its mostly about his pace variations. He bowls leg spin and mixes it up with a lot of googlies. With such a quick arm a...

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