April 18, 2024
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On Sarfaraz Khan’s Absence, BCCI Selector Finally Breaks Silence

Safaraz Khan’s situation has been puzzling given he is currently arguably the most effective batter in domestic cricket. Despite his unrelenting batsmanship, Sarfaraz is still too far away from being included in India’s Test team to be considered for a position. Ishan Kishan and Suryakumar Yadav were chosen for India’s side for the first two Test matches against Australia, but the ‘run-machine’ Sarfaraz was passed over. A Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) selector has spoken out on the topic as the Indian cricketing community continues to speculate as to the cause of the batter’s absence.

National selector Sridharan Sharath discussed Sarfaraz’s absence in an interview with Sportstar while being questioned about the Indian batting lineup.
Sharath praised both the younger talents and veterans in the current squad, including Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, and Cheteshwar Pujara.

“Kohli is still a match-winner. Cheteshwar Pujara brings stability to batting. Rohit Sharma is an excellent leader and a fabulous bat. Shreyas Iyer has been consistent. Shubhman Gill and K.L. Rahul have the genuine ability,” he said.

When questioned about Sarfaraz, Sharat attributed the young batter’s removal to “composition and balance.”

“He is certainly on our radar. In due course, he will get his due. While picking the team, we have to consider things like composition and balance,” he said. The team for the first two Tests against Australia has only been made public by the selection committee. The team for the final two games will be chosen as soon as possible. Sarfaraz may not have been selected for the first two of games, but he may receive a chance in the series’ final games.

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