Faiz is the only third Vidarbha cricketer to achieve the feat of representing India at international level; the other two being: Prashant Vaidya and Umesh Yadav.

Disappointed after not being chosen for India's Under-19 team in 2004, Faiz kept working hard in domestic tournaments and did not give up on his dream of playing for his country some day. His hard work has paid off today as he is all set to open India's batting alongside in-form KL Rahul.

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