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Harbhajan Singh predicts it would be difficult for Ravichandran Ashwin to comeback in ODIs

Jadeja would get the nod ahead of Ashwin, says Bhajji

Harbhajan Singh
Harbhajan Singh. (Photo Source: Twitter)

Mumbai Indians offie Harbhajan Singh believes that it would be difficult for Ravichandran Ashwin to make a comeback in the Blues for India, given the Board’s inclination towards high standards of fitness. He then claimed that Ravindra Jadeja would get the nod ahead of Ashwin citing out that he is a ‘full package’ in ODI cricket.

Harbhajan observed during the Champions Trophy that both Jadeja and Ashwin struggle in good pitches. Given the fact that limited overs stalwarts such as Yuvraj Singh and Suresh Raina have found it difficult to make the cut into the side, Jadeja’s chances of featuring in the ODI squad look brighter due to high standards of fitness as compared to Ashwin.

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“I was present at the Champions Trophy commentating and I could get a feeling around that there could be a possibility in due course that both Jadeja and Ashwin don’t play on good pitches. Jadeja is a far better fielder, he can bat, he is a left arm spinner who is good in one-day cricket. So Jadeja is a package in ODI cricket,” claimed Harbhajan Singh according to his recent interview with India Today.

Jadeja would get the nod ahead of Ashwin, says Bhajji

“We have been hearing Virat Kohli harping on fitness with Yuvraj Singh not getting past the fitness mark and R Ashwin is probably not the quickest on the field and all these considerations will come back. If Kuldeep Yadav keeps performing then I think there will be pressure on either R Ashwin or Jadeja and Jadeja’s fielding and batting could just be a bit more beneficial to him,” continued the Turbanator. He then augmented about the essence of Kuldeep Yadav in the Blues for India.

“It is a good opportunity for Kuldeep Yadav to showcase his talent and start winning games for India. He has done well in whatever limited opportunities he has got. He is different to the other spinners who are usually wrist spinners or finger spinners but Kuldeep is someone who bowls Chinaman and he brings a lot to the table in terms of variety so hopefully he will be good,” concluded Bhajji.

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