Former Indian cricketer, Aakash Chopra has stated that Ravindra Jadeja’s selection in the Indian squad for the T20 World Cup 2022 can be a bit concerning for the team management. In one of his recent videos on Youtube, Chopra highlighted Jadeja’s confirmed spot in the T20 World Cup 2022 squad, although he mentioned that the left-arm spinner won’t be picking a lot of wickets. Chopra said that Yuzvendra Chahal would be the first spinner to be selected into the squad, given his wicket-taking abilities.
Aakash Chopra mentioned that Ravindra Jadeja would be the second spinner to be selected. The former cricketer said that it is known to all that Jadeja will be selected into the side and will be playing in the XI despite not taking wickets regularly. He further mentioned the names of Ravichandran Ashwin and Axar Patel, who both, according to him, lie in the same bracket as Jadeja, as all three of them don’t pick a lot of wickets.
Aakash Chopra, while speaking in his Youtube video, said, “If we see his numbers, he has played seven matches since the T20 World Cup, picked up just four wickets, the average is above 43 and the economy is also close to 8.5 – it’s not great.”
Chopra also highlighted that Jadeja has had a below-average outing in IPL 2022 and he scalped just five wickets at an average of nearly 50, an economy of 7.50, and a strike rate close to 40. The former cricketer said that although Jadeja would be selected into the side, him getting a lot of success with the ball should not be expected. The Australian conditions won’t be favorable to Jadeja’s bowling, he said.
Aakash Chopra concluded by saying that Team India would only be able to take a maximum of 3 spinners to Australia, given the fast bowling-friendly conditions down under. Two of these spots would be reserved for Yuzvendra Chahal and Ravindra Jadeja, according to him.