The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has released the team that will represent India in the next white-ball series against New Zealand and the two Tests that will be played against Australia. Batsman Suryakumar Yadav received the coveted call-up in the longest format of the game.
The news came as yet another blow to batter Sarafaraz Khan, who despite having a scorching run in domestic cricket was missed by the selectors. The announcement came as a result of the fact that the selectors made the announcement.
The cricket player, who was 32 years old at the time, had a remarkable performance in the Ranji Trophy, scoring 982 runs at an average of 122.75 with four hundreds and two half-centuries. The highest score he ever received was 275.
In a recent interview with the Times of India, Sarfaraz disclosed that he had met with the selectors during the 2021-22 final match of the Ranji Trophy, and that they had told him to “be ready” for a call-up to Team India for the Bangladesh series. The selectors had asked him to participate in the series against Bangladesh.
“After scoring a century in the Ranji Trophy final in Bangalore, I had the opportunity to meet with the selectors. I was advised that “you’ll receive your opportunity in Bangladesh,” and I believe it to be true.
Prepare yourself for it.’ Recently, while we were checking in at the hotel in Mumbai, I had the opportunity to meet Chetan Sharma sir, who is the head selector. He encouraged me to keep a positive attitude and assured me that everything will work out in the end.
It takes some time for good things to happen. You’re not far off at all (to an India berth). You’ll get your chance. Consequently, when I played another key knock, I went into it with certain expectations. It’s not a big deal though, “According to Sarfaraz, the Times of India reported.
The omission of the Mumbai hitter from the national team was met with disapproval and sadness from a large number of cricket enthusiasts and knowledgeable commentators. After learning that he would not be included in the team, Sarfaraz expressed that he was feeling “sad” and “lonely.”
I felt a great deal of disappointment when the team was revealed and my name was not included. I was disappointed because I thought I would be selected, but I wasn’t, and anyone else in my position in this world would have been as well (chosen).
Yesterday, while we were travelling from Guwahati to Delhi, I was miserable for the entirety of the day. I was considering what had occurred and why it had taken place. I had a strong sense of isolation. “I sobbed as well,” he admitted.
In the meantime, he has amassed 431 runs while competing in the current iteration of the Ranji Trophy. His batting average is 107.75, and his strike rate is 70.54. He has scored two centuries and one half-century.
First-class cricket is the highest level of the game, and his batting average of 80.47 places him just second to the legendary Don Bradman (95.14).
The India team that will compete against Australia in the first two Tests
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.