Former Indian batter Sanjay Manjrekar has praised all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja for the numerous enchancment in his batting in Take a look at cricket in recent times. In line with Manjrekar, the southpaw’s batting in red-ball cricket for India has gone to a unique stage.
Jadeja top-scored for India on Day 2 of the World Take a look at Championship (WTC) last on Thursday with a 48-run knock off 51 balls. Responding to Australia’s first innings whole of 469, India had been in hassle at 71/4. A fifth-wicket stand of 71 between Jadeja and Ajinkya Rahane (29* off 71) gave the innings a semblance of respectability.
India ended Day 2 at 151/5, with Jadeja being dismissed a couple of overs earlier than the shut of play.
Reflecting on the all-rounder’s batting effort, Manjrekar advised ESPNcricinfo:
“He [Jadeja] was very upset when he received out. [It] reveals the sort of expectations that he has from himself. His batting in Exams has gone to a unique stage. He has this confidence to maintain leaving balls outdoors the off stump. This can be a man who has received the boldness now and it’s superb how a lot it transforms a participant. Consistency is the last word yardstick to evaluate a superb performer and that’s what you see with Jadeja.
“One more important innings towards the percentages in a troublesome scenario, just like the final time he was in England in that one-off Take a look at match with Rishabh Pant. He’s once more given India the runs, possibly not sufficient, however he’s proven his worth. He is batting at No. 6 like a correct batter now.”
Because the begin of 2022, Jadeja has performed eight Exams during which he has scored 511 runs at a mean of 51.10, with two a whole bunch.
“He solely had an attacking mindset” – Brad Haddin critiques Lyon’s dismissal of Jadeja
Jadeja was trying good for a giant rating when he poked at a flighted supply from Nathan Lyon outdoors off stump and nicked the ball to slide.
Whereas analyzing the dismissal, former Aussie keeper-better Brad Haddin hinted that India missed Ravichandran Ashwin and commented:
“The place Nathan Lyon and Ashwin are precisely the identical is that you just’ve received two bowlers in a single. They’ll maintain an find yourself and construct strain if there’s a partnership going or they will assault when the chance arises. That’s precisely what Nathan Lyon did.
“He was introduced on to get the wicket of the left-hander. He solely had an attacking mindset and he did his job rapidly. He was in a position to come on and be used as an attacking weapon and never a holding weapon, which is a giant distinction within the two groups.”
Other than Lyon, all 4 Australian pacers claimed one wicket every as Pat Cummins and co. continued their domination within the WTC last.