India vs Off: These days a name is being heard a lot in Indian cricket. This is the name of Mumbai’s middle order batsman Sarfaraz Khan. There are continuous discussions about Sarfaraz Khan that he should be included in the Indian Test team. Earlier it was expected that he would get a place in the Test series against Australia, but this did not happen. Now after the injury of the team’s star batsman Shreyas Iyer, it is being speculated again that Sarfaraz can be included in Team India as a replacement for Iyer.
Sarfaraz has been performing brilliantly in the Ranji Trophy for the last three seasons. However, Sarfaraz Khan is not playing in the final league round of Ranji Trophy 2022-23 starting today. According to the report, he had fever before the match, due to which he was not included in the playing XI of Mumbai. In such a situation, nothing can be said about his selection.
Will Sarfaraz Khan join in place of Iyer?
Not seeing Sarfaraz Khan in the Indian Test team, many cricket experts and former Indian players had presented their opinion. Everyone believed that Sarfaraz should have been given a chance in the team. But now a new hope has arisen for him to get a chance.
After Shreyas Iyer’s injury, it is believed that Sarfaraz Khan can replace him. However, there is no official confirmation regarding this as of now. Let us tell you that the Test series between India and Australia will start from 9 February. The first match of the series will be played from February 9 at the Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium in Nagpur. After this, the second match will be played from 17 February, the third match from 1 March and the fourth match from 9 March.
For this reason, there is a demand to include Sarfaraz Khan in the Test team.
Sarfaraz Khan has so far scored 556 runs in 9 innings of 6 matches at an average of 92.67 in the Ranji Trophy 2022-23 season. During this, a total of three centuries have come out of his bat. Seeing this performance of Sarfaraz, he is being demanded to be included in the Indian Test team. Before this, his bat was good in two seasons as well. 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.
Indian team for the first two Tests against Australia- Rohit Sharma (captain), KL Rahul (vice-captain), Shubman Gill, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, KS Bharat (wk), Ishan Kishan (wk), R Ashwin, Akshar Patel, Kuldeep Yadav, Ravindra Jadeja, Mohammed Shami , Mohammad Siraj, Umesh Yadav, Jaydev Unadkat, Suryakumar Yadav.