Sarfaraz Khan To Join KKR Ahead Of IPL 2024: Reports

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Sarfaraz Khan’s potential move to Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in the upcoming IPL has certainly stirred up quite a buzz in the cricketing world.

It’s interesting to see how Gautam Gambhir’s influence might shape the composition of Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in the upcoming IPL season, especially with the potential addition of Sarfaraz Khan to their squad.

Sarfaraz Khan, who previously played for Punjab Kings, Royal Challengers Bangalore, and Delhi Capitals, debuted in the IPL back in 2015. However, his performance in the 2023 season was lackluster, managing only 53 runs across four innings at an average of 13.25 and a strike rate of 85.48.

In total, he has accumulated 585 runs in 50 IPL matches, averaging 22.5 with a strike rate of 130.58.

Recently, Sarfaraz gained attention when Anil Kumble handed him his international debut in India’s third Test against England in Rajkot. Despite the pressure, the 26-year-old made an immediate impact, scoring 62 runs off 66 balls before being run out by Ravindra Jadeja.

In the second innings, Sarfaraz showcased his talent once again by scoring an unbeaten 68 off 72 balls, contributing significantly to India’s massive 434-run victory over England.

Considering KKR’s middle-order depth, including players like Shreyas Iyer, Nitish Rana, Venkatesh Iyer, and Rinku Singh, they have a plethora of options. Additionally, with KS Bharat signed for wicket-keeping duties, Sarfaraz’s inclusion might see him take up the role of the wicketkeeper-batsman for the team.

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