Ajay Jadeja comments on Team India’s changes for 3rd ODI
By SMCS - Aug 21, 2022 2:30 pm
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Former India player turned commentator Ajay Jadeja is unsure of the changes Team India will likely make for the third and final ODI against Zimbabwe. They already took an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match series by winning the second match at the Harare Sports Club in Harare on Saturday, August 20, by five wickets. The final ODI will be played at the same venue on Monday, August 22 as well.

Suryakumar Yadav
Rohit Sharma and Suryakumar Yadav

During a discussion on Sony Sports, Jadeja said: “To pick an Indian team at the moment is difficult because you actually don’t know how they are thinking. Avesh Khan, I thought, wanted a game as well. KL Rahul had gone there to get some batting practice, like he said, he didn’t win the toss and bat.”

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However, Ajay Jadeja shared that the visitors are unlikely to make a lot of changes. Meanwhile, this team is mostly comprised of youngsters who are fighting for a place on the national side. He also opened up on whether Deepak Chahar and Avesh Khan should play the final game as well.

Deepak Chahar
Deepak Chahar will be making a comeback against Zimbabwe

He added: “It’s difficult to decide who is going to play. I doubt that there will be many changes. Everybody expects a lot of changes, I don’t think there will be many. One change there (Chahar coming back) – yes, could be possible. I am surprised if Avesh is fit enough or he is not being rested, then you should have got game time like everyone else. Maybe there is a niggle or something that we don’t know. Maybe Chahar and Avesh Khan starting off together and resting both these guys (presumably Siraj and Krishna).”

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“I doubt the batters would want to rest. Imaging Shubman Gill, 21-year-old boy, I rarely get to play for India, I am scoring runs, and you ask me to rest. I don’t want to rest. I am thinking from his point of view. I guess he doesn’t have a choice and neither do the rest. So it will all depend on VVS Laxman, who doesn’t like too many changes,” Ajay Jadeja concluded.