Tuesday, Jan 31, 2023

Sarfaraz Khan

Royal Challengers Bangalore packed a suprising punch during the IPL Retention in January 2018, when they announced the uncapped Sarfaraz Khan as their third retained player after Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers. The 20-year old first made the mark when he was just 12 years old in 2009, scoring a blistering 439 in his maiden Haris Shield match. The Mumbai batsman continued to perform in Ranji Trophy and was eventually included in India's squad for the Under-19 World Cup in 2014, where he impressed with his batting performances and his wide range of stroke plays. He amassed 211 runs in the tournament at an average of 70.33 at a strike rate of 105. His break in IPL came in 2015 season when he was bought by RCB for Rs 50 lakh, making him the youngest player to play in the T20 league, at 17. In 12 innings in IPL, he has scored 177 runs at an average of 29.5 but his strike rate of 173.53 is his biggest asset.


'Sarfaraz Khan is not just smashing selection doors but burning them as well': R Ashwin

January 29, 2023 3:36 pm

Sarfaraz Khan was not selected for Australia Test series.

How pushy parents gave India their Next Big Batsmen - Shubman Gill, Sarfraz Khan and Prithvi Shaw

January 22, 2023 4:29 pm

Shubman Gill, Sarfaraz Khan and Prithvi Shaw's fathers, all nursing shattered cricketing dreams of their own, would spend most of their waking hours pouring cricket in the mind-spaces of their very young and impressionable sons.

‘If you are looking for only slim and trim guys, go to a fashion show’: Gavaskar lashes out at selectors for ignoring Sarfaraz Khan

January 20, 2023 11:03 am

Meanwhile, 25-year old Sarfaraz has scored the most runs for Mumbai across the previous two Ranji editions, and only sits behind Sir Don Bradman in terms of batting average after 53 first class innings.

'It was not a matter of fitness': Venkatesh Prasad comes out in support of Sarfaraz Khan

January 18, 2023 9:53 am

‘It’s an abuse to domestic cricket’, said former Indian bowler Venkatesh Prasad on Sarfaraz Khan’s selection snub for the four-match Test series against Australia.

‘Whenever I am batting, the mood in the dressing room is relaxed’

January 18, 2023 7:13 am

Sarfaraz Khan responds to Test snub with a cracking century against Delhi

'I wasn’t able to sleep. I kept asking why am I not there? But I won't slip into depression': Sarfaraz on India selection snub

January 16, 2023 10:56 am

Scoring a mountain of runs in domestic cricket has not resulted in Sarfaraz Khan’s India selection, but he won’t give up.

Suryakumar Yadav’s advice to Sarfaraz Khan drives him to another Ranji century

January 05, 2023 8:42 am

Asked to keep playing big knocks despite India snub, Sarfaraz makes 162 vs Tamil Nadu to put Mumbai on top.

Sarfaraz's cameo powers Mumbai to maiden Syed Mushtaq Ali T20 Trophy title

November 05, 2022 9:50 pm

Mumbai bowlers were right on the money as spinner Tanush Kotain (3/15) and medium pacer Mohit Avasthi (3/21) shared six wickets between them to restrict Himachal Pradesh to 143 for eight.

Dinesh Karthik bats for Sarfaraz Khan and Baba Indrajith's selection in India Test squad

October 04, 2022 1:46 pm

Dinesh Karthik says selectors must bring both Sarfaraz Khan and Baba Indrajith into the 'Test scheme of things.'

‘We ran like dogs, didn’t stop during monsoons, storms - we just practised day in and out’

October 03, 2022 5:03 pm

Sarfaraz Khan outlines what it took to score a bucketload of runs, a streak that has seen him leapfrog Bradman’s tally after 43 first-class innings


IPL 2018: Full list of the retained players

April 07, 2018 9:09 am

Here is the full list of the retained players for Indian Premier League 2018.