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Sarfaraz Khan: The new ‘don’ of modern cricket

In first class cricket, only Don Bradman has a better average than Sarfaraz Khan’s batting average.


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Sarfaraz Khan, this player has not played international cricket yet. Speculations are being made for his early debut in international test cricket. His identity in international cricket is not much, but he is closest to the biggest player of the game, Don. The Mumbai team’s swashbuckling batsman, Sarfaraz Khan has reached the point on the strength of his batting, only Sir Don Bradman is standing ahead of him.

Sarfaraz closest to Don Bradman

Sarfaraz’s batting average in first class cricket is 82.83. This is the second highest average among batsmen who have scored more than 2000 runs in this format. Playing the 25th first class match of his career, he has scored 2485 runs, which includes eight centuries and seven half-centuries. The only batsman whose average is higher than this is Don Bradman, who has 28067 runs in his account at an average of 95.14. Bradman scored 69 fifties in addition to 117 centuries in this journey of 234 matches. VM Merchant is third in this list, who scored 13470 runs at an average of 71.64 in his first-class career. It is worth noting that there is a difference of 11 between Sarfaraz’s batting average and the third-ranked Merchant’s average. GA Hadlee, who is at number four, scored 9921 runs in his 103-match career at an average of 69.86. The fifth place in this list belongs to Bashir Shah. Shah added 2554 runs in 29 first-class matches at an average of 69.02.

Sarfaraz has a chance to cross 90

Sarfaraz Khan is currently on the field against Madhya Pradesh in the Ranji Trophy final. He scored a century in the first innings. He will get a chance to bat in the second innings as well. He is in terrific form, playing big innings consistently. In such a situation, another century from his bat in the next innings can take his batting average beyond 90. If Sarfaraz gets success in this then it will be a big milestone for him and Indian cricket.

Disclaimer: This story is auto-aggregated by a computer program and has not been created or edited by Prachand.in. Publisher: India News


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