IND vs OFF: Indian player Sarfaraz Khan is in a lot of headlines these days. In view of his performance for some time, discussions have started intensifying even on his inclusion in the Indian Test team. If reports are to be believed, there were earlier speculations that Mumbai middle order batsman Sarfaraz Khan might be given a place in the Test series against Australia, but this did not happen.
However, after the injury of the team’s star batsman Shreyas Iyer, it is expected again that Sarfaraz can be included in Team India as a replacement for Iyer.
BCCI forced to include Sarfaraz Khan in the Indian team
In fact, Sarfaraz Khan has been performing brilliantly in the Ranji Trophy for the last three seasons. Seeing his fast batting, BCCI has also been forced to consider its decision once. However, Sarfaraz is not playing in the final league round of Ranji Trophy 2022-23 starting today due to illness. According to media reports, he had fever before the match. Therefore, he has not been given a place in Mumbai’s playing XI. In such a situation, there is a doubt about his selection.
Sarfaraz Khan can become a replacement if Iyer is injured
Let us tell you that seeing the performance of Sarfaraz Khan in Ranji Trophy, many veteran players have given their opinion on his not joining Team India. But now a new hope has arisen due to Shreyas Iyer’s injury. Actually, due to the injury of Iyer (Shreyas Iyer), it is believed that Sarfaraz can become his replacement. However, no official confirmation has been made regarding this so far.
Significantly, the Test series between India and Australia is going to start from 9 February. The first match of the series will be held from February 9 at the Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium in Nagpur. After this, the second match will be played on 17 February, the third match on 1 March and the fourth match on 9 March.
Sarfaraz Khan performed brilliantly in Ranji Trophy
For your information, let us tell you that Sarfaraz Khan has so far performed brilliantly in Ranji Trophy 2022-23, scoring 556 runs at an average of 92.67 in 9 innings of total 6 matches of the season. During this, he has scored a total of three centuries. Due to the stormy batting of Sarfaraz, the demand for his inclusion in the Indian team has started rising. In the earlier two seasons too, runs were scored off his bat.
On the other hand, talking about Sarfaraz’s first class career, he has scored 3505 runs in 37 matches at an average of 80. During this, 13 centuries and 9 half-centuries have come out of his bat.