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IND vs ENG: Sarfaraz Khan can make test debut in Rajkot, path open due to KL Rahul’s exclusion

Team India suffered a big setback on Monday before the third Test against England. KL Rahul Failed to recover from his injury and was ruled out of the third Test. In such a situation, Mumbai’s young strong batsman Sarfaraz Khan May get a chance to make his test debut. However, BCCI has included Devdutt Padikkal in the team in place of Rahul. Sarfaraz, who scored an average of more than 100 in three consecutive domestic seasons, was included in the team during the second Test itself, but he did not get a place in the playing eleven. Now both Rahul and Shreyas Iyer are not in the team, so to strengthen the middle order, they can get a place in the playing eleven.

Sarfaraz Khan’s debut is almost certain

In a report of Indian Express, BCCI source has been quoted as saying that Sarfaraz Khan will definitely make his debut. Rahul has been dropped from this test, so Sarfaraz will get a chance to play his first game. Sarfaraz has been working hard for the last few years. Nevertheless, after Virat Kohli withdrew from the first two Test matches, the selectors chose Rajat Patidar. Patidar made his Test debut in this series.

161 runs were scored against England Lions

Sarfaraz was also a part of India A team against England Lions and there he played a brilliant inning of 161 runs. After being included in the Test team, Sarfaraz said on BCCI TV that the game is all about patience. If we want to play Test cricket, we will have to be patient. Many times in life we ​​hurry. My father always told me to keep working hard and you will be invincible. It is very important to have confidence and patience.

Want to fulfill father’s dream

Regarding being selected in the Test team, he said that my father is more happy about this than me. It is a matter of pride to be a part of the Indian team in a country with such a large population. He said that I wanted to tell my father first about my selection. My father wants to see me play for the country and I will feel very happy to fulfill his dream. My entire family is very emotional with this call.

India’s updated team for the third test

Rohit Sharma (captain), Jasprit Bumrah (vice-captain), Yashasvi Jaiswal, Shubman Gill, Rajat Patidar, Sarfaraz Khan, Dhruv Jurel (wicketkeeper), KS Bharat (wicketkeeper), Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Axar Patel, Washington Sundar, Kuldeep Yadav. , Mohammed Siraj, Mukesh Kumar, Akash Deep, Devdutt Padikkal.


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