IND against NZ | Ravindra Jadeja is a three-dimensional player, India will miss her services in Mumbai, says Aakash Chopra
Aakash Chopra called Ravindra Jadeja a three-dimensional player, adding that India will miss his services in the ongoing second test against New Zealand in Mumbai. Chopra felt that Jayant Yadav, who replaced Jadeja, would be a good bowling option against the New Zealand side’s lefties.
India are playing their second test of the two-game series against New Zealand in Mumbai, and the hosts have made few changes to their game XI from the last game. Ishant Sharma, Ravindra Jadeja and Ajinkya Rahne, who took part in the Kanpur test, were excluded from the second game due to injuries. Ishant reportedly dislocated her left little finger, while Jadeja was reportedly injured in her right forearm. Indian vice-captain Rahane had suffered a slight strain on his left hamstring at Kanpur, and has yet to fully recover.
Virat Kohli, Mohammed Siraj and Jayant Yadav have replaced Rahane, Ishant and Jadeja for the series decider respectively. Jayant Yadav, who replaced Jadeja, won his first test cap in 2016 and has 11 wickets and a hundred to his name in four matches.
Aakash Chopra called Jadeja a “three-dimensional player” and said it would be a big challenge for Jayant to replace the all-rounder. Chopra added that Jayant can be used effectively against lefties in opposition.
“When you talk about Ravindra Jadeja, there is no one like him in the world. You can’t replace him. He’s a three-dimensional player. A field player too, so you’ll have to make do with whatever. you want. Jayant has the goods, he can pick up a lot of wickets, especially with the lefties in the opposition. But Jadeja will be missed, “Chopra told Star Sports.
“Kohli comes in, Rahane comes out. You have Iyer left, the openers haven’t been disturbed, which is actually a good thing. We will definitely miss Jadeja, maybe the only guy we will miss. I know that India had three injuries. Ishant Sharma, I thought he was still an uncertain starter for this test match. Siraj is coming, it was easy. “
The toss was delayed due to a wet outfield and took place at 11:30 a.m., and play began 30 minutes later. The revised conditions mean that 78 overs will be played on Day 1. In addition, the game can be extended up to 6 pm provided the light permits.
Mayank Agarwal held a strong end for the hosts and was approaching their fourth test 100, as India stood at 165/4 at the time of writing. Ajaz Patel pocketed each of the four wickets of the Indian rounds, including that of skipper Virat Kohli for a duck, which happened in a rather controversial way.