India tour of South Africa: The series between India and South Africa is about to begin. The first T20 match will be played on December 10. The series is considered important as two Test matches will be played alongside three T20s and three ODIs. The team was announced by BCCI for this series. The T20 team led by Suryakumar Yadav has arrived there and is completing its preparations. Meanwhile, another player has boarded a flight to South Africa. We are talking about Sarfaraz Khan. Who has consistently shown excellent performances in the Ranji Trophy but hasn’t had a chance to play for Team India yet.
Sarfaraz Khan will also be seen in South Africa
Not only will the Indian team play T20, ODI and Test series in South Africa, but at the same time an Indian A team will also travel to South Africa to prepare for the Test matches. This was also announced by BCCI. KS Bharat was appointed as the captain of this team. Although there are some experienced players in the team, young players were also given a chance. The special thing is that KS Bharat had joined the Indian Test team in the middle but was dropped from the game due to poor performances. Now he is not in the two-Test series against South Africa but will be seen captaining India A. We will also tell you the complete India A squad but before that, know when this match will be played. The Indian team will play the first four-day game from December 11th to 14th. After that, the second three-day game will be played from December 20th. The third four-day match will be played from December 26th.
All eyes will be on Sarfaraz Khan
The selected Indian A team will keep an eye on all the players but the player who will be the most talked about will be Sarfaraz Khan. Sarfaraz has a distinguished record in first-class cricket. Sarfaraz Khan has scored 3589 runs in 40 first-class matches and his highest score is 301. He has composed 13 centuries and nine half-centuries. However, in List 1, he managed to score 629 runs in 37 matches. Talking about T20, he has 1188 runs to his name in 96 matches. But his numbers in first grade are outstanding. If Sarfaraz Khan plays some good innings while playing for India A, the door to Team India’s Test squad that he has been waiting for a long time can open for him.
India A team for the first four-day match: Sai Sudarshan, Abhimanyu Easwaran, Devdutt Padikkal, Pradosh Ranjan Paul, Sarfaraz Khan, KS Bharat (captain) (wicketkeeper), Dhruv Jurel, Shardul Thakur, Pulkit Narang, Saurabh Kumar, Manav Suthar, Prasidh Krishna, Akash Deep, Vidhwath Kawerappa, Tushar Deshpande.
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