Former India cricketer Ashish Nehra has picked Chennai Super Kings (CSK) all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja as one cricketer who can take the ICC T20 World Cup stage by storm. The global T20 meet is scheduled to run between October 17 and November 14 in the UAE and Oman.
Jadeja has been flaunting form since the start of IPL 2021 and due to his sheer brilliance in all three departments of the game, he has made his case permanent on the Indian side across formats. Jadeja has smashed 179 runs in 10 games in the IPL 2021 and his 37-run over again Harshal Patel will be with the cricket lovers for quite some time.
What a magnificent victory for Chennai. Ravindra Jadeja top class with bat and ball and Chennai are top of the table. After the situation last year, what a comeback. Just stand up and applaud #WhistlePodu #CSKvsKKR pic.twitter.com/IVK3KtHjVE
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) September 26, 2021
Ashish Nehra believes Ravindra Jadeja will be a player to watch out for when the T20 World Cup kicks off in the UAE.
“With the ball too, he was effective. He picked up an important wicket and gave just 21 runs in four overs. He displayed the same type of bowling which he is known for. And as far as batting is concerned, he has done exceptionally well in the last 2 years. He hit Prasidh Krishna for big blows to finish the match. We talk of MS Dhoni, Andre Russell and Kieron Pollard, but even Ravindra Jadeja did the same thing today. He has performed well for CSK and in Tests with the bat. His batting is finally coming along nicely,” said Nehra on Cricbuzz.
Ravindra Jadeja will be the first name to cross Virat Kohli and Ravi Shastri’s mind while picking the playing XI: Ashish Nehra
India have gone spin-heavy for the T20 World Cup with Varun Chakravarthy, Rahul Chahar, Ravichandran Ashwin along with two spin bowling all-rounders Axar Patel and Ravindra Jadeja.
Ashish Nehra is confident that Jadeja will make the job of Shastri and Kohli difficult considering his current form.
“It will become interesting to see whether India includes Ravindra Jadeja ahead of them or as a third spinner. I would say that the situations we have seen till now, he would be the first name on the minds of coach Shastri, captain Kohli and mentor Dhoni when it comes to deciding the XI,” Nehra added.