Team India’s squad for the upcoming white-ball sequence in opposition to New Zealand was introduced by the BCCI on Friday. To everybody’s delight, younger batter Prithvi Shaw, who shattered many data along with his knock of 379 within the ongoing version of the Ranji Trophy, has been recalled to the nationwide facet for the T20Is. Apart from this, the administration additionally introduced the squad for the primary Two Tests in opposition to Australia, the place Suryakumar Yadav and Ishan Kishan earned name-ups within the longest format.
However, Suryakumar’s inclusion didn’t go properly with many followers and consultants as they expressed their disappointment with the administration for choosing up the 32-yr-previous batter whereas overlooking Sarfaraz Khan.
“He Got Cheated…”: Ex-India Batter Lashes Out At Selectors For Overlooking Sarfaraz Khan In Tests
In the 2021-22 Ranji Trophy, Sarfaraz scored 982 runs at a median of 122.75 with 4 centuries and two half-centuries. His highest rating was 275. Meanwhile, the continued version has seen him amass 431 runs at a median of 107.75 and a strike-charge of 70.54 with two centuries, one half-century. Former India batter Aakash Chopra additionally acknowledged that the selectors ought to have “rewarded” Sarfaraz for his blistering runs within the home cricket by naming him within the workforce.
“Sarfaraz’s name is still not there. He feels he got cheated because his name should probably have come. Bumrah is still not there. That’s another news but I am more concerned that Sarfaraz is not there. When you picked Surya, it means a slot had opened up. In my opinion, Sarfaraz should have gotten that chance because Sarfaraz’s first-class average is 80. Apart from him, only Don Bradman has an average of 80 or more in the number of matches he has played,” mentioned Aakash on his YouTube channel.
“So he has done everything in his powers to be in the Indian team. I am a little disappointed, that if you had a chance to select even one guy, because both Surya and Sarfaraz don’t come in the XI, Sarfaraz had the right in my opinion. If someone’s domestic season is going so good, you should have rewarded him,” he added.
India squad for first two Tests vs Australia
Rohit Sharma (Captain), KL Rahul (vice-captain), Shubman Gill, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, KS Bharat (wk), Ishan Kishan (wk), R. Ashwin, Axar Patel, Kuldeep Yadav, Ravindra Jadeja, Mohd. Shami, Mohd. Siraj, Umesh Yadav, Jaydev Unadkat, Suryakumar Yadav.
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