Ravindra Jadeja, a gun fielder, an economical bowler, a useful bat down the order and a calm head in the field, even if all these traits fail to buy a place in the XI than you must be the unluckiest person on the earth. Jadeja had gone through that phase also between Champions Trophy 2017 and CWC 2019 where Kul-Cha (Kuldeep – Chahal) were preferred over him in the limited overs cricket.
However, the Saurashtra all-rounder roared back with his heroics in CWC 2019’s semi-final albeit in a losing cause. Since then Jadeja has been phenomenal for team India across the format. In T20Is, he’s been India’s most economical bowler since the end of the ODI World Cup, his economy rate of 6.34 putting to shade that of Chahal, who’s gone at 8.83 in the same number of games (eight). In the ongoing series against New Zealand, the left arm spinner is again proving his worth leaving his footprints in all of the matches.
Former England off-spinner Graeme Swann praised India all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja for his good show in the ongoing series. Jadeja’s has been excellent in the series picking five wickets at an economy of 5.88 in the shortest format of the game.
Speaking at the press conference after the forth T20I, former England Off-spinner said, “He’s doing well in New Zealand conditions on smaller grounds, in Australia, it’ll be the exact opposite, those are big grounds. If you as a spinner can bowl well on smaller grounds then you can do better on the big one,”
Graeme Swann added that no opposition would like to play against a player like Jadejabecause of his ability to contribute in facet of the game with his all-round skill set. “All the other teams in the world do not want Jadeja to be playing in that India team. He’s very very important player. From an English point of view, we’d very happy (if he doesn’t play),” added Swann.