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IND vs SA: Did Ravindra Jadeja’s injury hurt Team India in South Africa?

Ravindra Jadeja is an important part of the Indian team in all three formats of cricket. He is the match winner of the team. Sometimes with the bat, sometimes with the ball or sometimes with their fielding, they keep changing the course of the match.

Jadeja has taken 6 wickets in the 1st Test played in South Africa.

Ravindra Jadeja (Ravindra Jadeja) That is, ‘Sarji’ of Team India. All-rounder’s mood to play. Whatever the format, Jadeja seems to be fit in every role. That’s why he was also Dhoni’s favorite and now Virat Kohli (Virat Kohli)He has his own importance even in the era of Rohit Sharma. South Africa (South Africa) Had there not been an injury on the tour, his departure was certain. But, injury became an obstacle in his path. Well, if the player plays, he will get hurt. The player cannot have control over the injury. But it can definitely happen on performance. Seeing the way Team India performed in the Test series played in South Africa, it seemed that somewhere he was in pain due to Sirji’s injury.

Ravindra Jadeja is an important part of the Indian team in all three formats of cricket. He is the match winner of the team. Sometimes with the bat, sometimes with the ball or sometimes with their fielding, they keep changing the course of the match. Jadeja, who has 57 Test experience for India, has a batting average of more than 33. At the same time, his average in bowling is 24.85. The biggest thing is that due to his presence, a new life is seen in the middle order of the team. There was a huge shortage of the same in South Africa.

Team rolled after a good start

The lack of Ravindra Jadeja in South Africa can be understood by this difference of the last two Tests of the series that India lost. In the first innings of the second Test played in Johannesburg, India had 116 for 4 wickets. But after that the remaining 6 wickets were dismissed adding only 86 runs to his score board. The same happened in the second innings as well. Indian team was 155 for 2 wickets. But the remaining 8 batsmen together could add only 111 runs.

The same difference was seen in both the innings of the third Test played in Cape Town. India had scored 167 runs in the first innings of the third test for the loss of 4 wickets. But the remaining 6 batsmen got out by adding only 56 runs to the score board. The condition of the second innings was even worse, where after scoring 152 runs for 4 wickets, the remaining 6 batsmen returned to the pavilion for the next 46 runs.

Lower order made me cry, reminded of Jadeja

The poor performance of India’s lower order batsmen made a big difference in the match, which wrote the script for Team India’s series defeat. In such a situation, the question is, did Team India miss Ravindra Jadeja? The answer may also be yes. This is because in the last few years, Jadeja seems to be contributing well in the lower order for Team India. He has won series and test matches for India in Australia and England.

Ravindra Jadeja scored runs at an average of 85 in 2 Tests played in Australia after the year 2020. At the same time, his bowling average was 15. Apart from this, he also played useful innings for India in England and New Zealand. Also contributed with the ball. The same all-round game of Jadeja was shown to India in South Africa.

Also read: Will the knowledge gained in South Africa work in the series against Sri Lanka? Know which weaknesses India needs to remove?

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