Sarfaraz Khan

Personal details 

Full NameSarfaraz Naushad Khan
Date of birthOctober 22, 1997
Age26 years old 
Height5 ft 5 in (1.65 m)
Current teamIndian Cricket Team 
PositionMiddle Order 
Batting styleRight hand Bat
Bowling styleLegbreak
Jersey number97
Started playingFebruary 15 – 18, 2024
Family membersFather – Naushad KhanMother – Tabassum Khan Brother – Musheer Khan Wife – Romana Zahoor

Sarfaraz Khan Recent Matches 

India vs England5607-Mar-2024DharamsalaTest 
India vs England14 & 023-Feb-2024RanchiTest 
India vs England62 & 68*15-Feb-2024RajkotTest 
India A vs Eng Lions16124-Jan-2024AhmedabadFC
India A vs Eng Lions4 & 5517-Jan-2024AhmedabadFC

Batting Stats 

List A3762911734.9494.1620

Bowling stats 

List A3711/17566.220



Delhi Capitals

India Under-19s

Kings XI Punjab


Mumbai Under-19s

Rest of India

Royal Challengers Bangalore

West Zone

About Sarfaraz Khan 

Sarfaraz Khan is an Indian cricketer known for his exceptional batting talent and ability to play unconventional shots. Born on October 27, 1997, in Mumbai, Maharashtra, Sarfaraz began making waves in the cricketing circles at a young age.

Sarfaraz Khan’s journey in cricket started in the streets of Mumbai, where he honed his skills playing gully cricket. His talent was quickly recognized, and he made his mark in age-group cricket for Mumbai. He rose through the ranks, representing Mumbai at various levels of junior cricket.

Sarfaraz Khan’s breakthrough came in domestic cricket when he made his debut for Mumbai in the Ranji Trophy during the 2013-2014 season. In his very first match against Orissa, he announced his arrival with a fluent half-century, showcasing his ability to bat with composure even at the highest level of domestic cricket.

Over the years, Sarfaraz continued to impress in domestic cricket, representing Mumbai in various formats including Ranji Trophy, Vijay Hazare Trophy, and Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy. He established himself as a reliable middle-order batsman known for his ability to accelerate the run-rate and play unorthodox strokes.

Sarfaraz Khan’s talent caught the attention of IPL franchises, and he was picked up by Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in the 2015 IPL auction. He made an immediate impact in the tournament, showcasing his batting prowess and finishing abilities. His fearless approach to batting and innovative strokeplay made him a fan favorite.

In subsequent IPL seasons, Sarfaraz represented various franchises including Kings XI Punjab (now Punjab Kings) and Rajasthan Royals. Although he faced challenges with consistency, his ability to play impactful innings in the middle and lower order remained evident.

Sarfaraz Khan’s career witnessed its share of ups and downs, including injuries and fluctuations in form. However, his resilience and determination saw him making comebacks, often with notable performances in domestic cricket and the IPL. He debut for India in India vs England Test on February 15 – 18, 2024. 

Sarfaraz Khan Career Highlights 

  – Made his international debut during the 3rd Test between England and India at Rajkot on February 15, 2024.

  – Became the fourth Indian cricketer to score twin-fifties on test debut.

  – Plays for Mumbai in domestic cricket.

  – Made his IPL debut for RCB in 2015, becoming the youngest player (17 years and 177 days old) to play an IPL match.

  – Represented India in the ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup in 2014 and 2016.

  – Mentioned in the prestigious Wisden Cricketers’ Almanack in 2012 along with his younger brother Musheer Khan.

Sarfaraz Khan Awards 

-Wisden Cricketers’ Almanack in 2012


Domestic career 

Sarfaraz Khan’s domestic cricket journey mirrors the tale of a prodigious talent blossoming amidst the rigors of Indian cricket. Born on October 22, 1997, in Mumbai, Sarfaraz embarked on his domestic career with Mumbai, a team renowned for nurturing cricketing stalwarts. His entry into the Mumbai Ranji Trophy squad during the 2013-2014 season marked the beginning of an illustrious journey. With his flair for strokeplay and a penchant for playing unconventional shots, Sarfaraz quickly established himself as a vital cog in Mumbai’s batting lineup. His consistent performances in domestic cricket, spanning across formats like Ranji Trophy, Vijay Hazare Trophy, and Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy, earned him widespread acclaim. Sarfaraz’s ability to anchor innings and accelerate the run-rate at crucial junctures showcased his maturity beyond his years. 

Despite facing stiff competition from seasoned campaigners, Sarfaraz’s hunger for success and dedication to his craft propelled him to the forefront of Mumbai cricket. His domestic exploits not only earned him accolades but also caught the attention of IPL franchises, leading to lucrative stints with teams like Delhi Capitals, Punjab Kings, and Royal Challengers Bangalore in the Indian Premier League. As Sarfaraz continues to evolve as a cricketer, his domestic career serves as a testament to his immense talent and unwavering determination.

IPL Career 

Sarfaraz Khan’s journey in the Indian Premier League (IPL) began with Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in 2015, where, at the age of 17, he became the youngest player to feature in an IPL match. Despite a modest start, he quickly caught the attention of cricket enthusiasts with his explosive batting. In his debut season, he played 13 matches, scoring 111 runs at a remarkable strike rate of 156.33. His standout performance came against Rajasthan Royals, where he scored 45 runs off 21 balls, earning accolades from the likes of Virat Kohli.

The following season in 2016 saw Sarfaraz continuing to impress with his aggressive batting style. However, his journey with RCB was marred by fitness concerns, leading to his eventual exclusion from the team. Despite a setback, he managed to play five matches, scoring 66 runs at an astonishing strike rate of 212.90.

In 2018, RCB retained Sarfaraz, showing faith in his potential. However, he struggled to replicate his earlier performances, scoring only 51 runs from six innings. Subsequently, he was released by RCB and picked up by Punjab Kings for the 2019 season.

Under Punjab Kings, Sarfaraz found his rhythm, scoring 180 runs from eight matches at an average of 45. His consistent performances earned him a spot in the Delhi Capitals squad for the 2022 IPL season.

Despite limited opportunities, Sarfaraz’s potential as a future Team India batsman has been widely recognized, making him a player to watch out for in the coming years.

International career 

In 2024, Sarfaraz Khan received his first Indian call-up due to injuries to Ravindra Jadeja and KL Rahul for the first Test against England in Hyderabad. Making his international debut on February 15, 2024, in the third Test in Rajkot, Khan showcased remarkable prowess. In his debut innings, he scored 62 runs off 66 balls, with nine fours and a six, earning praise despite a mix-up with Jadeja that led to his run-out. In the second innings, he scored an unbeaten 68 off 72 balls, becoming the fourth Indian to score twin fifties on Test debut. His strike rate of 94.2 is the highest among debutants with two fifty-plus scores in men’s Tests. His 158-run partnership with Yashasvi Jaiswal set a record for India’s highest run-rate in a 150-plus run partnership in Tests. This performance propelled India to a resounding 434-run victory, the biggest win by runs for India in Test cricket and the second-largest against England by any team.

Test Career 

Sarfaraz Khan has had a promising start to his Test career, featuring in three matches so far. In these matches, he has batted in five innings, remaining not out once. He has scored a total of 200 runs, with an impressive highest score of 68 not out, averaging 50.00. Sarfaraz has faced 252 deliveries, maintaining a strike rate of 79.36. Although he is yet to register a century, he has showcased his consistency with three half-centuries. His innings have included a total of 24 boundaries and 5 sixes. In the field, Sarfaraz has taken three catches. While he is yet to register a stumping, his contributions with the bat have already established him as a promising prospect in Test cricket.


Cricketer Sarfaraz Khan was born on 27 October 1997 in Mumbai, the capital of Maharashtra. Sarfaraz’s father Naushad Khan was also a cricketer. He has played in Ranji Trophy for Mumbai. Sarfaraz’s mother Tabassum Khan is a housewife. Sarfaraz’s two brothers, Musheer Khan and Moeen Khan are also excellent cricketers. Musheer has been the captain of Mumbai Under-16 team. On August 6, 2023, Sarfaraz Khan married Romana Zahoor from Kashmir.

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