Off The Field

Sarfaraz Khan likely to earn maiden India Test call-up against Bangladesh

Written by Vishwas Gupta

Sarfaraz Khan, a young Mumbai batter who has scored numerous runs for his state team in the premier domestic tournament, the Ranji Trophy, could soon play for India in the traditional format of the game. For the second consecutive season, the right-handed batter has scored more than 900 runs in the Ranji Trophy. Because of his sensational performances for the 41-time champion this year, he has made a strong case for selection for the senior Indian team as well.

“It’s impossible to overlook him now,” The Times of India quoted a BCCI source as saying. “His performances are speaking about his huge ability, and putting pressure on many in the Indian team. He will be a certainty when the selectors pick the Indian team for the Bangladesh Test series. He did well for India A last year in South Arica and he’s an excellent fielder.”

Sarfaraz has been in red-hot form in Ranji this year and has scored four centuries so far. He is the leading run getter in the tournament and has played a major role in helping Mumbai reach the summit clash.

Barring one Test against England, which starts on July 1 in Edgbaston, India is not scheduled to play any red-ball games till the T20 World Cup this year.

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