The former Indian coach Ravi Shastri says that Sarfaraz Khan has scored loads of runs in the first-class cricket. He added that he should come into the team easily. However, Sarfaraz Khan has not named in the squad and also not in the standby list for the World Test Championship Final
Ravi Shastri on Sarfaraz Khan
“You need a second guy like Rahul in the side who can bat and keep,” Shastri said.
Ravi Shastri further added that
“I don’t know how well Sarfaraz Khan keeps. If he can keep it, just in case there’s a concussion injury, then why not. He’s got loads of runs in first-class cricket and just on them, he should walk in the side,” he further added.
“Bharat has to play as a keeper now because now, by chance, on current form, if you are looking to play your best five bowlers on current form and two happen to be spinners then you need him, which eventually is a headache for the captain and team management,” the veteran Indian all-rounder was recorded as saying by ESPNcricinfo.
“In England, it all depends on the weather. You reach there, there’s bright sunshine a week before the Test and the forecast during the game suggests it’s going to be good, two spinners will have to play. If it’s going to be overcast and cloudy like we found out in Southampton, then you got to think otherwise. So whichever case, with the time period so short, you would need your best wicketkeeper. He’s (Bharat) already in the side,” Shastri said.