Aakash Chopra says Ravindra Jadeja won’t do well in the T20 World Cup 2022
By SMCS - Aug 14, 2022 12:19 pm
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Former India player turned veteran commentator Aakash Chopra said that Ravindra Jadeja will not be a potent bowler for Team India at the upcoming T20 World Cup 2022. Jadeja, who played just two games in the recently concluded T20I series against the West Indies, will play in the Asia Cup 2022 to be played in the UAE from August 27. And, he is likely to be in the Indian squad for the T20 World Cup to be staged in Australia later this year.

ravindra jadeja
Ravindra Jadeja

In a video shared on his YouTube channel, Chopra said: “The second name on this list is interesting – Ravindra Jadeja. Jaddu will definitely play, this both you and I know, but he will not give you too many wickets, be ready for that. The mirror does not lie. If we see his numbers, he has played seven matches since the T20 World Cup, picked up just four wickets, average is above 43 and the economy is also close to 8.5 – it’s not great.”

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However, Ravindra Jadeja has not picked up more than one wicket in any of the seven T20Is he has played this year so far as well. He, however, picked up a couple of wickets while conceding just 42 runs in the seven overs he bowled. Aakash Chopra also added that the Chennai Super Kings all-rounder’s IPL 2022 bowling numbers are not too good as well. Meanwhile, the veteran doesn’t expect him to do well.

Ravindra Jadeja
Ravindra Jadeja

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“The wicket-taking ability has not been seen in the T20 internationals he has played or he has not picked up wickets. The IPL also tells the same story – played 10 matches in the last IPL – five wickets at an average of nearly 50, an economy of 7.50 and a strike rate close to 40. Ravindra Jadeja, as good as he is, he will also bat and field, he is a package and is definitely seen playing in the XI, but he is not your wicket-taker. So don’t expect that he will suddenly start picking up a lot of wickets. The conditions are not going to be favorable to his bowling in any case,” Aakash Chopra concluded.