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Armaan Jaffer (Image: DNA)

Armaan Jaffer is expecting his unbeaten triple-century in a CK Nayudu Trophy match for Mumbai will open the path for his return to the Ranji Trophy team.

Armaan, nephew of former India Test opener and domestic titan Wasim Jaffer, made 300 not out off 367 balls with 26 fours and 10 sixes as Mumbai – in reply to Saurashtra’s 175 all out – stormed to a mammoth 610/5 declared in 139.4 at the Wankhede Stadium.

“This was a special knock because I want to make a come-back in the Ranji Trophy (team) and needed a big one,” Jaffer was quoted as saying by PTI. “In the last match, I was going good but fell for 80. This match was on the home ground, so it was important that I score big to make a comeback.”

This was Armaan’s first competitive match in 15 months after being out of action due to a knee injury. The 20-year-old has also played three first-class matches for Mumbai in the Ranji Trophy.

“Last year there was an U-23 match at Bandra-Kurla Complex and the injury happened on the previous day of the match during warm-up. Surgery was avoided and hence I went to the NCA for rehab …Come-back was a little late, but it was ok, as we avoided surgery,” Armaan said.

Armaan was part of India’s Under-19 team at the 2016 junior World Cup and been on IPL franchise Kings XI Punjab’s roster.