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Sarfaraz Khan Set To Receive Maiden India Call Up For Test Series Against Bangladesh

Sarfaraz Khan
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Mumbai batter Sarfaraz Khan is all set to receive his maiden India call-up for the Test series against Bangladesh in November. He has been a prolific run-scorer in domestic cricket for Mumbai in the last couple of years.

On Thursday, Sarfaraz Khan slammed his fourth hundred of the Ranji Trophy 2021-22 season in the finals against Madhya Pradesh. He came into bat at a crunch situation and scored a fighting 134 off 243 balls. Overall, Sarfaraz Khan has smashed 937 runs in six matches this season, at an average of 133.85. He is the leading run-scorer in the tournament.

This was Sarafaz Khan’s second consecutive Ranji Trophy season with 900+ runs. As per a report in the TOI, the Mumbai batter is set to reap rewards for his performance. He is likely to receive his maiden Indian team call-up for the Bangladesh Test series later this year.

“It’s impossible to overlook him now. 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 Africa and he’s an excellent fielder,” said a source to TOI.

It will happen if it is written in my destiny: Sarfaraz Khan on Team India debut

Team India selector and former cricketer Sunil Joshi had a long chat with Sarfaraz Khan post the day’s play on Thursday. Along with him was another India selector, Harvinder Singh. Sarfaraz revealed that the selectors praised his innings. He stated, as quoted by the TOI,

“This is the first time I spoke to the selectors. I felt good after speaking to Joshi and Harvinder sir. They were saying that despite Chandu sir having blocked by sweep shot, I showed patience and didn’t play that shot, was taking singles, and didn’t come under pressure. They praised my knock.”

Speaking about his India debut, Sarfaraz Khan expressed that his focus is to score runs. He stated,

“As far as Team India’s selection is concerned, I’m working hard. My focus is to only score runs. Every person has dreams. It will happen if it is written in my destiny.”

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