The BCCI has announced India’s squad for the upcoming white-ball series against. New Zealand and the two Tests against Australia, with batsman. Suryakumar Yadav earning the elusive call-up in the longest format. The announcement came as another disappointment for batsman . Sarfraz Khan, who was once again overlooked by the selectors . Despite a blistering run in domestic cricket. In the 2021-22 . Ranji Trophy, the 32-year-old scored 982 runs at an average of 122.75 with four centuries and. Two half-centuries. His highest score was 275.
In a recent interview with The Times of India, Sarfaraz revealed that he met. The selectors during the 2021-22 Ranji Trophy final match, where they asked him to “get ready” for. Team India’s call-up for Bangladesh. series
“During the Ranji Trophy final in Bengaluru, when I scored a century, I met the selectors. I was told that ‘You will get a chance in Bangladesh. Be ready for it.’ Recently, I met Chetan Sharma sir (Chief Selector) when we were checking in at the hotel in Mumbai. He told me not to be disappointed, and my time will come. Good things take time. You are very close (India berth)) You are your will get opportunities. So, when I played another important innings, I had expectations. But it’s okay,” Sarfaraz told The Times of India.
Many fans and cricket experts have come forward and expressed their dismay at. The omission of the Mumbai batsman from the national team. Sarfraz said he felt “sad” and “lonely” after not being in the team.
“When the team was announced and my name was not there, I was very sad. Anyone in my place in this world would be sad, because I expected to be chosen, but was not (chosen). Yesterday, I was sad all day, when we traveled from Guwahati to Delhi. what and why it happened. I felt so alone. I cried too,” he said.
Meanwhile, the ongoing edition of the Ranji Trophy saw him score 431 runs at an average of 107.75 and a strike rate of 70.54. With two centuries and a half-century. Omitf his average in first-class cricket (80.47), he stands behind. The legendary Don Bradman (95.14).
India’s squad for the first two Tests against Australia
Rohit Sharma (captain), KL Rahul (vice-captain), Shubman Gill, Cheteshwar Pujara. Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, KS Bharath (wicketkeeper). Ishan Kishan (wicketkeeper), R Ashwin, Akshar Patel, Kuldeep Yadav, Ravindra Jadeja, Md. Shami, Md. Siraj, Umesh Yadav, Jaydev Unadkat, Suryakumar Yadav.