Less than three years ago, Ravindra Jadeja saw a resurgence of work. Inside and outside the team, this round was the preferred choice for India’s Test XI in home matches and would be left out when the team played overseas. This went on for a year and a half, that is, before Jadeja 2.0 came forward.
When India visited England in 2018 with Jadeja in the squad, he was left out of the XI in the first four matches, in which India had lost three. But as R Ashwin’s form dwindles and Hardik Pandya struggles to cement his place, Jadeja secured the title of the final series in The Oval. Although the series was lost, Jadeja responded with style, picking seven wickets in the match and scoring 82 unbeaten innings in the first innings in India.
That knock was the second return of Jadeja’s work worldwide. And he hasn’t looked back since. The statistics would be consistent. Over the past three years, Jadeja’s average test scores have risen to 55.57 – a total of 36.18. Towards the end of that year, Jadeja stripped her of her first 100 Tests and followed them in the prestigious 2019, where she scored 440 runs from eight Tests. From being just an act of support for Ashwin, Jadeja has transformed into the coordinator of the Indian unit in all formats.
If India tries their best to secure Mohammad Siraj’s place in the team as the fourth pacer of the World Test Championship Final starting on Friday in the Ageas Bowl, Jadeja is likely to get the baton, as Ashwin is the team’s Premier League champion. In fact, a few cricketers have supported this teaching and have chosen Siraj over Jadeja, but former Indian batsman Anshuman Gaekwad is not one of them. After working as the coach of the Indian team and the BCCI’s most preferred BCCI coach, Gaekwad, who is believed to have the sharpest brain in Indian cricket, he is convinced that there is no way Jadeja will not get to XI, only on the basis of what he brings to the table.
“[Ravindra] Jadeja should not be left out in any way. And why should he be a great asset to the team in all three departments. He is a triple person,” Gaekwad told the Hindustan Times. He also said that he don’t think that if three throwers do no harm to English situations, a fourth pacer will help. Three is enough.
“And you need a spinner. Ashwin is a spinner in the class okay but since he has Jadeja on the team, he has to play. How many overseas teams have high-quality arm spinners? And here you have one, not just as a spinner but as a proven batsman and -Light fielder. What else do you want? “
Unlike New Zealand, India will be looking for a World Test Championship final after not playing. Since the IPL was permanently suspended in the first week of May, an all-player game has taken place, with strict segregation rules. Gaekwad is of the opinion that although New Zealand are on the verge of beating England by winning the series, the type of cricket India has played in the last two Test series, has put itself at risk.
“India should have had some games like New Zealand. They have already played two Test matches so they know the conditions. That is the benefit they would have continued. But at the same time, I will not rule out India’s chances because they have played in England before and the players know the conditions. conditions are not everything. They have played enough cricket in England, “said Gaekwad.
“I still feel the record of India’s recent record – the way they have won games without top players in Australia and England in India. They are very confident but hopefully it will not turn into overconfidence. I personally feel the first two days of the WTC final will be very important. “
India on Tuesday announced their 15-man squad for the WTC finals, finally ending doubts about who opened their match. Like the previous two Test series, Rohit Sharma and Shubman Gill will once again be responsible for the commitment.