Ind vs Eng Second Test: Sarfaraz Khan & Saurabh Kumar In

BCCI Called Up Two Uncapped Players Sarfaraz Khan & Saurabh Kumar For The Second Test Against England

Sarfaraz’s Mumbai teammate Suryakumar Yadav took to Instagram to wish Sarfaraz his best saying, “Maiden India call-up. Utsav ki taiyaarri karo

Ind vs Eng 2nd Test: In addition to being a household name thanks to his remarkable retention by Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in 2018 alongside Ab de Villiers and Virat Kohli, Sarfaraz has also demonstrated his ability in domestic cricket, as evidenced by his nearly Bradman-like record over the last three years.

But it’s Saurabh, the 30-year-old spinner from Uttar Pradesh, who has been called up to replace famous all-rounder Jadeja, that has sparked interest. Remarkably, Saurabh got included in the Indian Test team for the 2022 home series against Bangladesh and the away series against Sri Lanka.

Ind vs Eng Second Test: Sarfaraz Khan &  Saurabh Kumar In

Who is Saurabh Kumar?

Domestic cricket veteran Saurabh Kumar from Uttar Pradesh is a left-arm spinner with a solid batsmanship. Throughout his career, Saurabh has participated in 68 first-class matches and amassed 290 wickets at a remarkable average of 24.41. He has scored 2061 runs at an average of 27.11 while using the bat.

Hard Work Paid Off  for  Sarfaraz Khan : 

For the second Test match against England, the BCCI made a few changes to the Indian team, leaving out two of its best players, Ravindra Jadeja and KL Rahul, because of their injuries. This ultimately provided Sarfaraz Khan, the Indian team’s domestic Bradman, with the opportunity to join. Saurabh Kumar is who?

Saurabh Kumar Average : 

Domestic cricket veteran Saurabh Kumar is a left-arm spinner with a solid batsmanship. Throughout his career, Saurabh has participated in 68 first-class matches and amassed 290 wickets at a remarkable average of 24.41. He has scored 2061 runs at an average of 27.11 while using the bat.

With the second Test against England scheduled to begin in Vizag on Friday, February 2, Sarfaraz Khan, 26, received his first-ever India call-up as a result of his tenacity and reliable first-class cricket performances. 

In red-ball cricket, Sarfaraz averages 69.85, and no one else deserved a call-up more than him. He has been hammering home runs in the Ranji Trophy, India A, and other first-class matches in recent years.

Second test on Feb 2: In Visakhapatnam, the second test match between India and England will begin on February 2. 

The team included Sarfaraz Khan, who has been playing good domestic cricket for the past few years.

There was a strong demand for him to play for Team India because of his form. He eventually secured a spot in the Indian squad. Social media users have reacted favorably to his joining the squad.

Big Blow For India :

With Virat Kohli already unavailable for the first two Tests due to personal reasons, the injuries to allrounder Jadeja and Kl Rahul injuries made even worse after the loss at Hyderabad, dragged into even much more pressure who hasn’t lost only 4th match since 2013.

Well, this is a very rare sight for an Indian team, This squad stands as one of the inexperienced sides after missing the likes of so many stars like Kohli, Rahul, Jadeja, Shami, Ajinkya & pujara.

This is quite uncommon for the Indian team and despite the loss of numerous players like Kohli, Rahul, Jadeja, Shami, Ajinkya, and Pujara,

According to BCCI

“Ravindra Jadeja and KL Rahul have been ruled out of the second Test against England, which starts on February 02, 2024, in Vizag,” the BCCI stated in a media release. The medical staff at BCCI is keeping an eye on both of their developments. The left-arm spinner Saurabh Kumar, the all-rounder Washington Sundar, and Mumbai batsman Sarfaraz Khan have been selected by the selection committee for the second test team. After making a lot of runs in his home cricket league and most recently in the India A series against the England Lions, Sarfaraz is taking on his first national duty.

The selection committee has added domestic run-machine Sarfaraz Khan, the hard work of Sarfaraz Khan in domestic cricket rewarded with his selection today, and left-arm spinner Sourabh Kumar from Uttarpradesh off-spinning all-rounder Washington Sundar to the squad. This will be the inexperienced squad for India since 2011, Rajat Patidar who replaced Virat Kohli for the first two tests is likely to make the test debut at Vizag vs England. 

This is the ideal situation for two RCB players to make their debut in the same test match; 

Here we look at the Ind vs Eng 2nd Test team

India Squad for Second test : Rohit Sharma (C), Gill, Jaiswal, iyer, ashwin. Kuldeep, sourabh kumar, rajat patidar, axarpatel,ks bharat, sarfaraz ahmed, siraj, bumrah.sundar,mukesh

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