Sarfaraz Khan to get India Test call-up for first time after Ranji valor: Report
Mumbai Ranji team batsman Sarfaraz Khan has been impressive in the last two seasons playing for the dominant home side. The 24-year-old may soon get his maiden Test call for the Indian team after a stellar performance for 41-time champions Mumbai. Sarfaraz has definitely made his name in the minds of the senior selectors of the Indian team by scoring more than 900 runs in the Ranji Trophy.
According to a Times of India report, a BCCI source has said that the former RCB and PBKS batsmen may get a chance in the Bangladesh Test series to be held after the T20 World Cup later this year. Team India will travel to Bangladesh for a two-match Test series where the Delhi Capitals batsman may get a chance to play with the senior Indian team after his impressive performance in India’s domestic tournament.
Century by Sarfaraz Khan in the final of the Ranji Trophy. The dream patch is on for Sarfaraz, his fourth century this season and it has come at a much-needed time. pic.twitter.com/liDZntpfgy – Mufaddal Vohra (@mufaddal_vohra) June 23, 2022
“It is impossible to ignore him now. His performance is speaking about his immense potential, and is putting pressure on many in the Indian team. He will be certain when the selectors select the Indian team for the Bangladesh Test series. Well done for South Erica last year and he is an excellent fielder,” Times of India quoted a BCCI source as saying.
Coming into the Ranji final, Yash Dubey, Shubham Sharma and Rajat Patidar led Madhya Pradesh’s batting dominance on the third day of the Ranji Trophy final against Mumbai, helping the team travel the distance to take the first innings lead of the day. The end happened on 368/3. In 125 overs, only six runs were needed to overtake Mumbai’s 374 runs and take a crucial first innings lead. Friday was a day that truly belonged to Madhya Pradesh. Overnight batsmen Dubey and Sharma put on 133 and 116 respectively, putting on a massive 222-run partnership for the second wicket. Once both fell, Patidar remained unbeaten on 67 with some catchy shots.
For Mumbai, it was a day of hard work, with little help from the pitch and leaving Sharma on 55 as well as Patidar’s dismissal for 52 on a no-ball added to their troubles.
With IANS inputs