Is Ravindra Jadeja's Injury A Blessing In Disguise For India?
Since January 2021, the Indian team has named two probable replacements, who can fulfill the requirement of Ravindra Jadeja in the squad. Axar Patel in Tests and Krunal Pandya in ODIs.
Axar Patel was a massive success in his debut test series. Against England, he took 27 wickets in just three matches at a strike rate of 28.4 while averaging just 10.6. He took four five-wicket hauls and one four-wicket haul. His skills with the ball and ability to contribute with the bat has given India a perfect replacement for Jadeja, at least in Tests.
In the ODI set-up, Krunal Pandya has been named. He, too, is a slow left-arm spinning all-rounder. Pandya had a fantastic Vijay Hazare Trophy 2021 season where he scored 388 runs in five matches including two centuries and two fifties. He took five wickets as well.
Pandya has been picked in the squad as a replacement for Ravindra Jadeja and will hope to leave the same impact as Axar Patel did in test matches.
While Jadeja will be hoping to completely get fit before the IPL 2021, his injury has been a blessing in disguise for the team to experiment with more players and strengthen the bench.
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