World Cup 2019: 3 reasons why Ravindra Jadeja should be considered over Kedar Jadhav in the playing XI

His vast experience will also help both the wrist spinners.

Ravindra Jadeja
Ravindra Jadeja. (Photo by Shaun Botterill-IDI/IDI via Getty Images)

In their first two matches, India has clearly shown why it is a firm favorite to lift the trophy. They have handed one-sided defeats to heavyweights South Africa and Australia, something which speak volumes of the form they are in. More importantly, the team has performed as a unit, rather than being reliant on a single player. Moreover, the batting and bowling have complemented each other well, and under the able leadership of Virat Kohli, the team looks alarmingly dangerous.

The only concern for the men-in-blue is Kedar Jadhav. He has gone completely unutilized in the batting and been found wanting in the bowling as well. With Virat and Rohit in excellent form, his fortunes are likely to remain the same. Therefore, India should consider Ravindra Jadeja in the playing XI. Let’s take a look at 3 possible reasons for the same.

1. Kedar Jadhav’s poor form

Kedar Jadhav
Kedar Jadhav. (Photo Source: Twitter)

Lack of match-practice and poor form is something that hasn’t ended for Kedar even now. After a horrendous IPL campaign, he was deprived of match-practice due to an injury. He played against South Africa and Australia but didn’t face a single delivery.

On the other hand, Jadeja has been in sublime touch. His half-century against New Zealand is a testimony of that. In the swinging conditions, where other batsmen were found wanting, he comfortably eased to his half-century. He also showed a glimpse of his finishing skills against Bangladesh, when scored a 4-ball-11.

Therefore, it might only do good for India to drop Kedar and chip in Jadeja. With he enjoying an edge over Kedar in the fielding and bowling as well, it won’t do any good to make him warm the bench.


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