Wednesday, February 8, 2023

Sarfaraz Khan Indian Test Team: Suryakumar Yadav and Ishaan Kishan preferred, ‘run machine’ Sarfaraz Khan ignored, what kind of test selection?

Sarfaraz Khan Indian Test Team: Star batsman Sarfaraz Khan, who has been consistently performing brilliantly in domestic cricket, seems to be constantly being ignored by the BCCI’s selection committee. Sarfaraz scored 2441 runs in the last three domestic seasons, but till now he has not got a chance to debut in Team India.

While the big thing is that T20’s number-1 batsman Suryakumar Yadav and Ishaan Kishan have got a place in the Indian Test team. In such a situation, many veterans including the fans are also surprised that the player who is performing brilliantly in Ranji Trophy, why is he not getting a place in the Test? What kind of selection scale has been made in which Sarfaraz is not able to fit?

Gavaskar supported Sarfaraz

Questions were being raised about Sarfaraz’s physical fitness for not being selected. So former Indian captain Sunil Gavaskar has supported him on this. He lashed out at the selection committee and said that they should do the selection after seeing whether the person is fit for cricket or not.

Gavaskar said that selection should not be done by looking at someone’s body or stature. He lashed out at the BCCI and said that if the selection committee wanted slim and trim boys in the team, they should go to the fashion show.

Scored 4 centuries in last 10 matches

Sarfaraz Khan has scored 4 centuries in the last 10 first class matches. During this, he scored 694 runs in 12 innings of these 10 matches. Not only this, Sarfaraz specializes in showing power in bowling as well. He bowls leg-spinner and has bowled on three occasions in these last 10 matches and taken one wicket.

Suryakumar was weak in ODIs

On the other hand, Suryakumar Yadav and Ishaan Kishan have not made their Test debut yet. While he has represented Team India in ODIs and T20s. Ishaan has done well in both formats, while Surya has proved to be weak in ODIs.

Suryakumar, the number-1 batsman in the T20 rankings, has so far got a chance in 17 ODIs, in which he has not been able to show anything special. In these matches, Surya has scored only 388 runs at an average of 29.84. But seeing the excellent performance in T20, he has been given a chance again in ODIs.

Team India for the first two Tests

Rohit Sharma (captain), KL Rahul, Shubman Gill, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Shreyas Iyer, KS Bharat (wk), Ishan Kishan (wk), R Ashwin, Akshar Patel, Kuldeep Yadav, Ravindra Jadeja, Mohammed Shami , Mohammad Siraj, Umesh Yadav, Jaydev Unadkat.

Test series against Australia (full schedule):

First Test – February 9 to 13, Nagpur
Second Test – February 17 to 21, Delhi
Third Test – March 1 to 5, Dharamshala
Fourth Test – March 9 to 13, Ahmedabad

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