Ravindra Jadeja reveals Team India’s Test sweater for WTC final against New Zealand
Jadeja was last seen in action in the whites for India during the Australian tour in 2020-21.
Updated - May 29, 2021 2:13 pm
The Indian team is prepped up to face off New Zealand in the World Test Championship final from June 18-22 at the Ageas Bowl, Southampton, followed by a five-Test series against England starting at Trent Bridge from August 4th.
All the players will be flying directly to Southampton from Mumbai on June 2, after completing their mandatory hard quarantine that has been running since May 19 in a Mumbai facility. Ahead of India’s departure, Ravindra Jadeja, in an Instagram post, gave a view of the sweater that the Indian team will be wearing on the upcoming tour.
Captioning the post as “Rewind to 90’s #lovingit #india”, Jadeja is seen beaming in the picture, wearing the sweater that gives a throwback to the 90s. The ICC logo can be spotted along with the ICC WTC Final 2021 written over it, while the other side has the BCCI’s official logo.
— Ravindrasinh jadeja (@imjadeja) May 29, 2021
Ravindra Jadeja set to comeback in the Test side
Jadeja was last seen in action in the whites for India during the Australian tour in 2020-21. He missed a few white-ball games in the initial leg of the series after copping a blow on his head at Canberra and suffering a concussion.
The all-rounder returned for the red-ball leg of the series, however, he got injured again after being hit on his thumb that resulted in a fracture. Ever since then, he did not play any international fixture, giving the home series against England a miss as well.
However, he was in action during the recently-suspended 14th edition of the Indian Premier League, where his stellar form assisted the Chennai Super Kings to clinch quite a few games. Jadeja scored 131 from seven games at a strike rate of 161.72, with his best coming against the Royal Challengers Bangalore.
He shone in all the departments of the game convincingly, smoking Harshal Patel, the Purple Cap holder, for 37 runs in the final over of the game to end up scoring 62 not out off merely 28 deliveries, before claiming three opponent wickets, including cleaning up both Glenn Maxwell and AB de Villiers.
Notably, Jadeja was dropped by Dan Christian when he was yet to get off the mark. Showing no mercy towards the one who gave him life, Jadeja sent him back with a rocket direct hit to ensure that CSK won the game by a comprehensive 69-run margin. Making a comeback in the Test side, he would want to carry his good run in the longer format as well.