Sourav Ganguly Praises Sarfaraz Khan's Five-Day Format Potential

Sourav Ganguly Praises Sarfaraz Khan’s Five-Day Format Potential

Sourav Ganguly, the former Indian cricket captain, has lauded young batter Sarfaraz Khan’s potential in the five-day format. Sarfaraz, a right-handed batter, has been a consistent performer in domestic cricket for the past three years. He recently made his Test debut against England in Rajkot, where he impressed with scores of 62 and 68 not out.

Ganguly believes that Sarfaraz’s game is well-suited to the longer format. “I think he’s more of a five-day player. His game is suited for that. T20 is a different format,” Ganguly said. “The amount of runs he scored in domestic cricket, in the Ranji trophy and in first-class cricket has been phenomenal.”

Sarfaraz’s rise to international cricket has been a long-awaited one. He has been a prolific run-scorer in first-class cricket, particularly in the Ranji Trophy. In the 2021-22 season, he topped the run-scoring charts with 982 runs in six matches. He also finished fifth in the 2019-20 season with 928 runs in six matches.

In the unofficial Test series against England Lions, Sarfaraz performed well for India A, scoring 96 in a Tour match and 161 in an unofficial Test.

Overall, Sarfaraz has scored 4056 runs in 47 first-class matches at an average of 68.74. He has scored 14 centuries and 13 fifties, with a best score of 301 not out.

Ganguly’s praise for Sarfaraz is a testament to the young batter’s talent and potential. Sarfaraz has shown that he has the ability to score runs consistently at the highest level. With his impressive record in domestic cricket, he is likely to be a key player for India in the future.