Ravi Shastri Feels Ravindra Jadeja And Axar Patel Give Huge Balance To India
By CricShots - Jul 30, 2022 12:36 pm
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Former India head coach Ravi Shastri has made a prediction that both the spin-bowling all-rounder, Ravindra Jadeja, and Axar Patel will add balance to the Indian team if they continue with their approach to the game. Shastri, who has closely worked with both the all-rounders, said that Jadeja has realized his potential. The former coach added that Axar, too, has understood that he was earlier not doing justice to his batting.

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Axar Patel smashed a match-winning knock

While commentating in the opening T20I between India and West Indies for FanCode, Ravi Shastri said, “Jadeja has improved vastly. He has realized his potential. I think, on this tour, even Axar Patel has realised that he wasn’t doing justice to his potential as a batsman. Both of these players have a lot of talent when it comes to the batting department. They will add a lot of balance to the Indian team if they continue in this fashion.”

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India registered a dominating win by 68 runs over West Indies in the first T20I to extend their win-loss record to 14-6. India have now also won their last five T20Is against the Caribbean side.

Ravi Shastri
Ravi Shastri

Axar Patel played a match-winning knock of 64 not out to help India secure a clean sweep over West Indies during the ODI series. Under the captaincy of Shikhar Dhawan, it happened for the first time that the men in blue had registered a clean sweep ODI series, consisting three or more matches, in the Caribbean in 39 years.

Meanwhile, Ravindra Jadeja, who is considered the first-choice all-rounder, missed the entire ODI series as he was not 100 percent fit. He made a decent comeback, scoring 16 runs and taking one wicket in the first T20I.

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The remaining 4 T20Is between West Indies and India will be played at two different venues. The 2nd and 3rd T2I will be played at Warner Park, Basseterre, St Kitts on 1st and 2nd August while the last couple of T20Is will be played at Central Broward Regional Park Stadium Turf Ground, Lauderhill, Florida on 6th and 7th August.