Sarfaraz Khan has been included in the West Zone squad for the Deodhar Trophy. Currently, he is participating in the Duleep Trophy for the West Zone team. Following his commendable performance, Sarfaraz has now been selected for the Deodhar Trophy, where he will showcase his skills in the 50-over format for the same team. Priyank Panchal, who led the West Zone team in the Duleep Trophy, will continue to captain the side in the upcoming Deodhar Trophy.
Sarfaraz Khan’s excellent form in domestic cricket had raised expectations of his inclusion in the Test squad for the West Indies series. However, the selectors overlooked him for the Test team. Despite this setback, Sarfaraz has earned a place in the Deodhar Trophy squad.
This opportunity in the List A competition offers him a chance to stake a claim for the ODI team if he performs admirably well.
Joining Sarfaraz in the West Zone squad are Rahul Tripathi and Shivam Dube. Tripathi, who was surprisingly omitted from the T20I squad for the West Indies series, may make a comeback during the Ireland tour.
Dube, on the other hand, hasn’t represented Team India since 2020 and is eager to make a comeback. His inclusion in the West Zone squad is based on his notable performances in the IPL 2023.
Sarfaraz Khan, along with Rahul Tripathi and Shivam Dube, have all been given opportunities to prove themselves in the Deodhar Trophy. These players will be aiming to make an impact and revive their chances of representing the national team soon.