Sarfaraz Khan
Sarfaraz Khan. Image: Twitter

Last Update on: October 2nd, 2022 at 10:32 am

Sarfaraz Khan has been in brilliant form for the last couple of years. The 24-year-old batsman has scored a lot of runs in domestic cricket. He has scored three centuries and two half-centuries in five of the last 10 innings in first-class cricket. Stopping Sarfaraz from making the national team is now not only difficult but impossible!

With his excellent performances in domestic cricket for Mumbai, Sarfaraz was selected in the Rest of India squad for the 2022 Irani Cup against the 2020 Ranji Trophy champions Saurashtra.

Sarfaraz Khan scored 125 runs with 19 fours and 2 sixes on the first day of the Irani Trophy against the Ranji Trophy 2020 champions, Saurashtra. The rest of India made 205 for 3 at the end of the day’s play with a lead of 107 runs. The right-handed batsman saved his team from a difficult situation by scoring a century.

Sarfaraz Khan
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Get This Kid A Test Match Gig – Robin Uthappa

Former India batsman Robin Uthappa wants selectors to focus on in-form Mumbai batsman Sarfaraz Khan and “give him a Test match gig”.

Robin Uthappa tweeted: “Get this kid a test match gig!! #sarfarazkhan #IraniTrophy@BCCIdomestic.”

Robin Uthappa
Robin Uthappa (Image Credit: Twitter)

Sarfaraz Khan has the highest average after Sir Don Bradman among batsmen who have scored more than 2000 runs in first-class cricket. In first-class cricket, Sarfaraz has an average of 82.63, Sir Don Bradman 95.14, and the late Indian player Vijay Merchant 71.64. He scored an unbeaten 127 in the recent Duleep Trophy final. It was the 10th century in his first-class career. Sarfaraz has four centuries and two half-centuries in his last six matches.

Rest of India bowled out Saurashtra for 98 runs in 24.5 overs in the Irani Cup. The pace trio of Mukesh Kumar (4/23), Umran Malik (3/25) and Kuldeep Sen (3/41) bowled well with the new ball, while Dharmendra Singh Jadeja (28) and Arpit Vasavada (22) also performed well. Sarfaraz and Hanuma Vihari put on an unbeaten 187-run partnership to help the rest of India reach 205/3 on the first day.

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