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Despite being the highest run-scorer for Mumbai this season, Sarfaraz Khan unlikely to be selected for the Indian Team

Sarfaraz Khan played a sensational knock of 153 runs in 205 balls in the quarter-final match of the Ranji Trophy against Uttarakhand.

Sarfaraz Khan
Sarfaraz Khan: (Image Source: Twitter)

Indian cricketer, Sarfaraz Khan is in the form of his life. He is wreaking havoc in the ongoing Ranji Trophy series. In the ongoing quarter-final 2 match between Mumbai and Uttarakhand, Sarfaraz Khan notched his seventh century for Mumbai. He played a sensational knock of 153 runs in 205 balls, including 14 fours and 4 sixes. Notably, it was his third three-figure score for him in the last 4 first-class games.

It is pertinent to note that, Sarfaraz Khan has scored 704 runs at an incredible average of 140.80, which included three centuries and a half-century. His knock of 275 runs was his highest score this season and has played a vital role in taking Mumbai to the quarter-finals of the trophy.

After scoring the century against Uttarakhand in the quarter-final, Khan spoke to journalists and dedicated his knock to his father.

“All credit goes to my father, I couldn’t sleep the entire night. A century kept playing on in my mind the entire night yesterday,” Sarfaraz said.

The Indian cricketer is certainly knocking on the doors of the Indian team selectors. However, scoring runs only won’t help him earn an India call-up. As per a report by inside sport, a selection committee member told that Khan needs to work on his fitness along with batting numbers to find a place in the Indian squad.

“He is an excellent player and in superb form. But he has a lot of competition in the team. He is definitely being monitored but at the same time, there are others ahead of him in the queue,” a member of the selection committee told InsideSport.

“That is the reason he was picked for India A. But he will have to improve his fitness. Once he improves on his fitness and continues with the form, it will be difficult to stop him,” the selection committee member told InsideSport.

 

 

 

 

 

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