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India vs West Indies - Many former veteran players are constantly seen criticizing the selectors for Sarfaraz Khan not getting a place in the Indian team for the Test series on the West Indies tour. Sarfaraz Khan, who has been performing well for the last 3 Ranji seasons, is continuously staking a claim for his place in Team India. In such a situation, questions are also bound to arise if the selectors ignore them.
The Mumbai batsman has scored 2566 runs in the last three Ranji seasons. He scored 928 runs in the 2019/20 season, 982 runs in 2022-23, and 656 runs in 2022-23 season. The 25-year-old has a career average of 79.65 after 37 first-class matches. In such a situation, it is surprising to choose Rituraj, who averages 42 in the first class, in place of Sarfaraz, who has played two Under-19 World Cups for India.
know the reason, A source in the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) told PTI in a statement that he himself was the main reason for Sarfaraz's non-selection. One of the major reasons for not getting selected in the team is the fitness of Sarfaraz Khan. Which is not of international standard. Apart from this, he also needs to improve his attitude a lot.
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In his statement to PTI, a BCCI official said that no one liked Sarfaraz Khan when he pointed a finger at chief selector Chetan Sharma while celebrating his century in a Ranji match against Delhi. Sarfaraz's attitude inside and outside the field has not been good. We hope that he will work on it together with his father.
The Indian Test team announced for the Windies tour has seen the entry of Rituraj Gaikwad and Yashasvi Jaiswal as new players. On his selection, many former veterans told the best performance in the 16th season of IPL as a big reason. To this, the BCCI official replied that when Mayank Agarwal made it to the Test team, he scored around 1000 runs in a season. At that time the selectors did not see his IPL record. We have done the same in the selection of other players as well. Why would we do this in Sarfaraz's case. Players make a place in the national team after performing better in domestic cricket.
Why Sarfaraz Khan was not selected in the India team▼
One of the major reasons for not getting selected in the team is the fitness of Sarfaraz Khan. Which is not of international standard. Apart from this, he also needs to improve his attitude a lot