BCCI President and former India captain Sourav Ganguly has heaped praise on England batsman Zak Crawley, who hit 267 against Pakistan in the third Test in Southampton, calling the youngster a class player.
Playing in only his eighth Test, the 22-year-old Crawley hit 267 in a record-setting partnership with fellow century-maker Jos Buttler (152) on Saturday, taking England closer to a Test series victory over Pakistan.
The 393-ball knock put him in 10th place in the all-time list of top scores by an English player.
“England have found a very good no 3 in Crawley,” Ganguly tweeted
“Looks a class player .. hope to see him in all formats regularly.”
England have found a very good no 3 in Crawley.. looks a class player .. hope to see him in all formats regularly @nassercricket @ECB_cricket
— Sourav Ganguly (@SGanguly99) August 22, 2020
Only playing the third and final Test because Ben Stokes has returned to his native New Zealand for family reasons, Crawley staked a claim to become a regular No. 3 batsman in the England team with his double century.
His 359-run partnership with Buttler is a record for the fifth wicket for England in Tests and it is joint-sixth highest ever.