Sarfaraz’s luck paid off! Place in Team India for WTC finals, silver for ‘these’ 2 double century players too
Currently the Indian Premier League 2023 is underway. After this tournament, the Indian cricket team will face Australia in the final of the World Test Championship 2023. The final match will be held from 7th to 11th June. BCCI has announced a 15 member squad for this match. Now the BCCI has decided to send 5 more reserve players to England along with the Indian team. Sarfaraz Khan’s name is also included in this. Apart from his brilliant performances in domestic cricket, Sarfraz has also scored three centuries in first-class cricket.
Speaking to the media, a BCCI source said that apart from Sarfaraz Khan, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Ishan Kishan, Navdeep Saini and Mukesh Kumar have been added to the team as reserve players. is Before the final match, the Indian team will play several warm-up matches. For this, the players of the teams who are out of the IPL play-offs will leave for England first.
According to reports, the team management and selectors have given Ajinkya Rahane a place in the 15-man squad for the final after discussions with former captain MS Dhoni. Rahane got a place in the Indian Test team after 15 months. In IPL 2023, he played a great knock against the Chennai Super Kings team. He also scored a 19-ball half-century in one match.
Ruturaj, Sarfaraz Khan, Ishan Kishan, Mukesh Kumar & Saini likely to be the stand-by of the Indian team for the WTC final. [TOI]
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25-year-old Sarfraz Khan has been in demand for the Indian team for some time now. He has scored 3505 runs at an average of 80 in 37 first-class matches. It also includes 13 centuries and 9 fifties. In this, he has also made a big innings of 301 not out. He has been scoring runs in 3 consecutive seasons in Ranji Trophy.
On the other hand, talking about Ishan Kishan, he scored a double century in ODIs a few days ago. He has scored 2985 runs at an average of 39 in 48 first-class cricket matches. He has scored 6 centuries and 16 fifties. 273 is his best score. A few days ago, he got a place in the Test series against Australia. However, he could not get a place in the playing eleven.
On the other hand, if we want to know about the performance of Rituraj Gaikwad, a few days ago he hit 7 sixes in one over in a Vijay Hazare Trophy match. Also, he has also scored a double century in A-class cricket. Talking about his performance in first class cricket, he has scored 1941 runs at an average of 42 in 28 matches. It includes 6 centuries and 9 fifties. 195 is his best score. Also, he is performing brilliantly for Chennai in the IPL 2023 tournament as well. (wtc final cricketer sarfaraz khan ruturaj gaikwad ishan kishan and 2 others standbys team india ind vs aus)
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