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Fans Disheartened as Sarfaraz Khan Misses Playing 11 Slot

The second match of the 5-match Test series between India and England is underway in Visakhapatnam with significant changes in the Indian team lineup. Among the notable alterations, either Rajat Patidar or Sarfaraz Khan had the chance to make it to the playing 11. Ultimately, Rajat Patidar secured his spot, leaving Sarfaraz disappointed. Fans had eagerly anticipated Sarfaraz’s inclusion but were let down by the team’s decision.

Unfair Treatment Towards Sarfaraz Khan?

Sarfaraz Khan

26-year-old Sarfaraz Khan has consistently performed well in domestic cricket, yet his selection for Team India has remained elusive. Despite being included in the squad against England, he found himself sidelined from the playing 11. Khan’s presence adds depth and strength to India’s batting lineup, making him a valuable asset.

Throughout his career, Sarfaraz has amassed 3912 runs in first-class matches at an average of 69, including 14 centuries and 11 half-centuries. His impressive record had raised hopes of witnessing his performance in the series. However, the decision-makers opted for Rajat Patidar instead.

The Reaction from Fans

Fans expressed disappointment over Sarfaraz Khan’s exclusion, especially considering his remarkable track record. Many had eagerly awaited his participation in the series, only to be left disheartened by his absence from the playing 11.

Playing 11 for the Second Test


  • Rohit Sharma (Captain)
  • Yashasvi Jaiswal
  • Shubman Gill
  • Shreyas Iyer
  • Rajat Patidar
  • KS Bharat (Wicketkeeper)
  • Axar Patel
  • R Ashwin
  • Kuldeep Yadav
  • Mukesh Kumar
  • Jasprit Bumrah


  • Jack Crawley
  • Ben Duckett
  • Ollie Pope
  • Joe Root
  • Jonny Bairstow
  • Ben Stokes (Captain)
  • Ben Foakes (Wicketkeeper)
  • Rehan Ahmed
  • Tom Hartley
  • Shoaib Bashir
  • James Anderson

As the series progresses, fans hope to see Sarfaraz Khan receive the opportunity he deserves to showcase his talent and contribute to Team India’s success on the field.

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