New Delhi . Former India fast bowler Venkatesh Prasad has criticized the national selectors for ignoring Sarfaraz Khan for the upcoming Test series against Australia, saying that dropping the batsman is not good for domestic cricket. Continuing his fine form, the Mumbai batsman scored 125 off 155 balls against Delhi on Tuesday, his third century of the ongoing Ranji Trophy season.
Quoting a tweet from BCCI Domestic’s Twitter handle, Prasad wrote, “Not only is Sarfaraz Khan being left out of the Test team despite 3 blockbuster domestic seasons, it is a disappointing decision for domestic cricket.” .
In the last two Ranji Trophy seasons, he has scored 1,910 runs in just 12 matches at an average of 136.42. The right-handed batsman has scored 928 runs in 6 matches in the 2019-20 season and 982 runs in the 2021-22 season at an average of 122.75.
In eight innings this season, Sarfaraz has scored 556 runs at an average of 111.20 with three centuries. In the last two Ranji Trophy seasons, he has scored 1,910 runs in just 12 matches at an average of 136.42.
India and Australia will play four Tests for the Border-Gavaskar Trophy, starting on February 9 in Nagpur.
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