The inform bowler of India, Ravindra Jadeja has been suspended from the third test to be played at Palleke International Stadium, Kandy starting from 12th July. On the 3rd day’s play, the left arm spinner, the on field umpires Bruce Oxenford, Rod Tucker, third umpire Richard Illingworth and fourth umpire Ruchira Palliyagure found Jadeja guilty of throwing a ball at the 3rd person in a bad manner.
Ravindra Jadeja played a key role in helping India win the 2nd test match scoring 70 unbeaten runs in the first innings which helped the visitors to post 622 runs. While bowling, Jadeja picked 2 wickets during the first innings and took 5 wickets. He bowled 39 overs in the second innings taking 5 wickets giving away 152 runs. His bowling helped India to win the match by an innings and 53 runs to take an unassailable 2-0 lead with one match to go.
He was named the man of the match for consistent performance. Ravindra Jadeja has shown improvement as a bowler in the past few months. The number 1 ranked bowler will have to sit down in the third test match to be played at Kandy. The incident happened in the 58th over when Ravindra Jadeja showed anger to Dimunth Karunathe who had not left the crease. He previously got 3 demerits points during the 3rd test match against New Zealand at Indore. Jadeja has been the mainstay for the Indian bowling for quite some time. Ravindra Jadeja also bowled well in the first test match at Galle.
Kuldeep Yadav and Bhuvneshwar Kumar are both in the squad for the 3rd test. If the pitch is helpful for spinners, Yadav might get a chance as he impressed during his debut test. Ravindra Jadeja will be missed by captain Kohli. Jadeja got important wickets in the 2nd innings of the 2nd test taking wickets of Karunanthe, Mathews, de Silva, Perera, Chandimal. If he finds guilty of two more demerits points, then he will miss one test or two ODI’s or two T20’s.
This performance will keep him the number 1 ranked bowler in test matches for quite some time.