Team India is currently playing ODI and T20 series against New Zealand, but everyone’s eyes are set on the Test series against Australia. A four-Test series is to be held between India and Australia in February and demands are being made that Sarfaraz Khan should be given a chance here. 25-year-old Sarfaraz is scoring runs in domestic cricket, in such a situation, will Sarfaraz Khan be able to fit in Team India and is he the need of Team India at this time.
Series happening at home, Sarfaraz is scoring runs
Sarfaraz Khan, 25, is hitting a flurry of centuries in domestic cricket and everyone’s eyes are on him. Many experts, fans, former cricketers are demanding that Sarfaraz Khan should get a chance in Team India. However, the selectors have not yet given any indication where Sarfaraz Khan is likely to be given a chance.
Looking at Sarfaraz Khan’s record, he has scored more than 3,500 runs in domestic cricket at an average of around 80. Even in this season of Ranji Trophy, Sarfaraz Khan has so far scored 556 runs in 6 matches and is scoring runs at an average of 92.66. In such a situation, the series against Australia is also being held on home grounds, so Sarfaraz can prove to be a Brahmastra for Team India here.
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Where can Sarfaraz fit in Team India?
If we look at the Test series against Australia series, then there is a place for Sarfaraz Khan in the middle order. Because wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant is not in the team. After the car accident, he has been away from cricket for a long time, so his selection is not possible. Here Sarfaraz Khan can join the middle order as a reliable batsman for Team India.
Sarfaraz also plays in the middle order for his team Mumbai, so it would be better for the Indian team to have him in the team. However, the team has been announced for the first two Test matches against Australia and Sarfaraz Khan has not been selected. In such a situation, the question arises whether Sarfaraz Khan will get a chance in the team for the remaining two Tests.
India’s squad for the first two Tests against Australia: Rohit Sharma (Captain), KL Rahul (Vice-Captain), Shubman Gill, Pujara, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, KS Bharat (Wicketkeeper), Ishan Kishan (Wicketkeeper), R.K. Ashwin, Akshar Patel, Kuldeep Yadav, Ravindra Jadeja (depends on fitness), Mohd. Shami, Mohd. Siraj, Umesh Yadav, Jaydev Unadkat, Suryakumar Yadav.