Ranji Trophy 2022: 5 Players who deserve a chance in India’s Test team
Several players are constantly knocking on the doors of the selectors with their performances in the 2022 Ranji Trophy.
Updated - Jun 26, 2022 10:17 pm
The 87th edition of the Ranji Trophy concluded in full swing with Madhya Pradesh creating history to clinch their maiden Ranji Trophy title after defeating 41-time champions Mumbai by six wickets at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium. Meanwhile, some young cricketers have impressed everyone with their brilliant performances and will be aiming to get a chance to play Test cricket for India.
Every Ranji Trophy season comes as an opportunity for young talents to make a strong case for the selectors with their performances. This year as well, several players knocked on the doors of the selectors with their performances in the 2022 Ranji Trophy. Some of them might get an oppurtunity to serve the nationa team in whites.
Let’s look at five Ranji Trophy stars who deserve a place in Indian Test team:
1. Sarfaraz Khan
Sarfaraz Khan has shown tremendous form in the last two Ranji Trophy seasons while playing for Mumbai as he scored 900-plus runs in two consecutive seasons. Sarfaraz’s tally in the successive seasons read 928 and 982 runs, making him the first Ranji cricketer to cross the 900-run mark in back-to-back seasons.
The 24-year-old currently has the second-highest batting average in first-class cricket after Don Bradman, who has scored 28067 runs at an average of 95.14. In the 2022 season, the Mumbai cricketer smashed 982 runs in six matches at an average of 122.75 which makes him the batter with the fourth-highest average in a Ranji season. He scored four centuries and two half-centuries this season. This even includes a fine century in the final against Madhya Pradesh.
Sarfaraz is generally known for his aggressive and unorthodox style of batting, but over the last three years, he has established himself as a batter who can also play the longer form of the game. He ended the 2022 Ranji season as a highest run-scorer and could get his maiden test call up for the Indian Test team after his stellar performances in first-class cricket.