Sarfaraz Khan did not make India’s selection for the first two Tests against Australia despite his recent success scoring runs on the home circuit.
The teams for Team India’s opening two Test matches against Australia and their white-ball series against New Zealand were revealed on Friday. Sarfaraz Khan, who has routinely scored runs on the local circuit over the past few years, was once again passed over while Ishan Kishan earned his first Test call-up. Four Test matches between Australia and India are slated to take place next month. Sarfaraz showed his track record on Instagram stories after once again being left out of India’s Test team.
The first story showed a graphic with Sarfaraz having a first-class average of 80.47, only behind Don Bradman among batters with at least 50 innings.
The second story, on the other hand, showed him having an average of 110.73 for Mumbai in first-class matches.
Fans on social media fumed at the selection committee for leaving out Sarfaraz for the first two Australia Tests and picking up Suryakumar instead.
In the 2021-22 Ranji Trophy, Sarfaraz scored 982 runs at an average of 122.75 with four centuries and two half-centuries. His highest score was 275. Meanwhile, the ongoing edition sees him amass 431 runs at an average of 107.75 and a strike-rate of 70.54 with two centuries, and one half-century.