Kedar Jadhav is the lucky charm for Virat Kohli-led team India
With the 2019 edition of the ICC World Cup coming close, the signs are highly positive for the Indian team.
Published - Jan 28, 2019 8:14 pm | Updated - Jan 28, 2019 8:14 pm
Team India is on a merry roll at the moment. The Men in Blue registered yet another overseas ODI series win when they beat New Zealand in the third ODI of the ongoing 5 match series. With the win, the Virat Kohli-led side now has an unassailable lead of 3-0 in the series, with two more matches to play. Prior to this, the Indian team had thumped Australia in Australia. They had beaten the Aussies in the Test series, and in the ODIs as well.
With the 2019 edition of the ICC World Cup coming close, the signs are highly positive for the Indian team. While other teams are struggling to find players who could be impactful at the biggest stage, the Indian side has a problem of plenty. In the most recent ODI game, the Indian team was sans the service of their veteran batter MS Dhoni. But the void was not felt at all, and Dinesh Karthik stepped in to prove his mettle as well.
All in all, the players are touching down on good form just at the right time. And India’s fortune in ODI cricket seems to be flourishing big time. While the credit often goes to the big names like Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli for their marathon tons, for the ones who believe in lucky stars, there is a name that deserves some credit as well.
Unbelievable numbers for Kedar Jadhav
The Indian middle-order batter Kedar Jadhav seems to be the lucky charm for the Indian team. Ever since the home series against New Zealand back in 2017, from the Pune ODI, Jadhav has featured in 16 ODI matches for the Indian team.
It is worth noting that India has not lost any of those 16 matches played. In fact, the team has registered a victory in each of them, except one match. The only exception in the list is the Asia Cup 2018 match against the Afghanistan team that had ended in a tie. Well, we hope Virat Kohli and the team think tank is taking a note of this lucky charm.