Mumbai: Chennai Super Kings coach Stephen Fleming today said wicketkeeper-batsman Wriddhiman Saha is carrying injuries and his fitness will be assessed before the Pepsi Indian Premier League game against Mumbai Indians at the Wankhede Stadium here on Sunday. "He is carrying a little bit of an injury, so whether (Murali) Vijay comes back in would depend on Saha`s fitness now," he said at the pre-match media conference.
Fleming, who did not specify the nature of Saha`s injury, explained that Vijay had hurt his finger and that was the reason he was not included in the playing XI in the last three games. "He hurt his finger and we thought it was broken at that time and he played for a game or so with a lot of discomfort. We felt it was better for him to have a period of time out as he did, and give the finger a chance to rest. In the meantime, another good player in Saha took this opportunity, and that is the nature of IPL. Saha was in good form and it is his place at the moment," the New Zealander said.
Vijay was today picked in the 15-member Indian squad for next month`s ICC Champions Trophy, scheduled to be held in England, and Fleming said the IPL has no bearing on a player`s selection. "The IPL selections have no real bearing on internationals. So don`t think that you can look at the form during an IPL as huge bearing on the
10:11 PM, May 04, 2013