Full name Sarfaraz Naushad Khan
Born October 27, 1997, Mumbai
Current age 19 years 42 days
Major teams India Under-19s, Mumbai, Mumbai Under-19s, Royal Challengers Bangalore
Playing role Middle-order batsman
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Legbreak
|First-class debut||Bengal v Mumbai at Kolkata, Dec 28-31, 2014 scorecard|
|Last First-class||Punjab v Uttar Pradesh at Hyderabad (Deccan), Nov 5-8, 2016 scorecard|
|List A debut||Mumbai v Saurashtra at Rajkot, Mar 2, 2014 scorecard|
|Last List A||Tamil Nadu v Uttar Pradesh at Bangalore, Dec 24, 2015 scorecard|
|Twenty20 debut||Mumbai v Saurashtra at Mumbai, Apr 2, 2014 scorecard|
|Last Twenty20||Gujarat Lions v Royal Challengers Bangalore at Rajkot, Apr 24, 2016 scorecard|
|Bat & Bowl||Team||Opposition||Ground||Match Date||Scorecard|
|23, 2||U. Pradesh||v Punjab||Hyderabad (Deccan)||5 Nov 2016||FC|
|4, 16||U. Pradesh||v Gujarat||Delhi||27 Oct 2016||FC|
|40||U. Pradesh||v Tamil Nadu||Dharamsala||20 Oct 2016||FC|
|85, 0/8||U. Pradesh||v Bengal||Jaipur||13 Oct 2016||FC|
|17, 49||U. Pradesh||v M. Pradesh||Hyderabad (Deccan)||6 Oct 2016||FC|
|-||RCB||v Guj Lions||Rajkot||24 Apr 2016||T20|
|2*||RCB||v Supergiants||Pune||22 Apr 2016||T20|
|28||RCB||v Mum Indians||Mumbai||20 Apr 2016||T20|
|1||RCB||v Daredevils||Bangalore||17 Apr 2016||T20|
|35*||RCB||v Sunrisers||Bangalore||12 Apr 2016||T20|
Sarfaraz Khan rose to prominence when, aged 12, he broke the record for the highest score in the Harris Shield inter-school tournament, making 439 for Rizvi Springfield in an innings that featured 56 fours and 12 sixes. However, prior to his introduction to the global scene, Sarfaraz was suspended on charges of fudging his age by the Mumbai Cricket Association, before the board eventually accepted the results of an advanced test.
After an exceptional season for the Mumbai Under-19 team, Sarfaraz, who trains under the tutelage of father and coach Naushad Khan, earned a call-up for the India Under-19 quadrangular series in 2013. He responded with a match-winning 66-ball 101 while chasing against South Africa.
Sarfaraz was then rewarded with a spot in the India squad for the Under-19 World Cup in UAE in 2014. Having scored 211 runs in six games at an average of 70.33, Sarfaraz was set for his transformation to the next level. In 2015, Royal Challengers Bangalore bought him for INR 50 lakhs, and he soon became the youngest player to play in the IPL. A year later, Sarfaraz finished as the second-highest run-scorer in the Under-19 World Cup in Bangladesh, with 355 runs from six matches, often rescuing India from faltering starts. Sarfaraz left Mumbai for Uttar Pradesh in the 2015-16 domestic season.
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