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After KL Rahul’s departure, a BCCI insider indicates that Sarfaraz Khan will make his debut for India in the third Test match against England: Report

<p>Prior to the third Test match against England, India received a severe blow when former vice-captain KL Rahul was ruled out of the pivotal match in Rajkot on Monday. Even if run machine Virat Kohli is already absent from Team India, seasoned all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja’s comeback for the third Test match against England is sure to help Rohit Sharms’ squad. The second Test between Team India and England in Visakhapatnam was missed by Rahul and Jadeja. The third Test between India and England will take off at the Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium on Thursday.</p>
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<p>The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) disclosed in a media advisory before to the third Test that Rahul has not completely recovered from the quadriceps injury that prevented him from playing in the match in Visakhapatnam. The Indian Cricket Board’s highest body reports that wicketkeeper-battler Rahul is making good progress under the guidance of the BCCI medical staff, having attained 90% match fitness.</p>
<p>Replaced by Devdutt Padikkal is KL Rahul<br />
Rahul will continue his recuperation at Bengaluru’s National Cricket Academy (NCA). For the fourth and fifth Tests against Ben Stokes’ team, the Indian batsman is anticipated to make a comeback to the Indian playing XI. Devdutt Padikkal has been selected by the Selection Committee to take Rahul’s spot in the third England Test. The Indian Express reported that Sarfaraz Khan, a batsman from Mumbai, would make his debut for the team in the third Test match against England.</p>
<p>“Sarfaraz is going to make his debut.”<br />
Sarfaraz is going to make his stage debut. Sarfaraz will play in his debut match since KL is not expected to play in this Test, according to a source. To get entry for the Test series against England, Sarfaraz topped the home circuit. He was selected for the Indian team to play England in the second Test. With an average of 69.85, the uncapped Indian batsman has scored 3,912 runs in 45 First-Class matches. In the home sphere, he has also broken 14 centuries and 11 half-centuries. Sarfaraz has a red-ball format strike rate of 70.48.</p>

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