Who will replace Jadeja in India’s first XI against Pakistan, Rahul Dravid hints


First Published Sep 4, 2022, 12:26 PM IST

Wait a few more hours. After that, India vs Pakistan is going to face one more time in the Asia Cup Super Four match. The two arch-rivals met in the group stage match last Sunday. Team India defeated Pakistan by 5 wickets in a breathless match there. And within a week, Maharan again. Only one match at a time. The situation has changed. Last Sunday, India had a revenge match for the loss to Pakistan in the T20 World Cup last year. And this Sunday is a revenge match for last Sunday’s loss to Pakistan. However, the Indian team also had to face a major setback before entering this match. Ravindra Jadeja has been ruled out of the competition due to injury. Stand-by player Akshar Patel has come in his place. However, Team India coach Rahul Dravid gave a clear message about who will be in the first eleven.

There is speculation about what the Indian Dalal team combination will be in the absence of Jadeja. Because Rishabh Pant replaced Hardik Pandya in the last match. Hardik is going to make a comeback in this match. Then what path will go out of the party again. Hardik Pandya will come directly to the team in place of Na Jadeja. But in that case, Yuzvendra Chahal will play as a spinner in the team. Which will not be a very good decision on the Dubai wicket. And Rohit Sharma will not have any additional option of 5 bowlers with Hardik. And if Panth is replaced by Pandya, there are three options in place of Jadeja: Rahul Dravid, Ravichandran Ashwin, Akshar Patel and Ravi Bishnoi. But the Indian team management is willing to play a spinner who can also bat.

In a press conference before the Pakistan match, Rahul Dravid said, ‘It is great to have a cricketer like Ashwin in the squad, who can bowl four overs as well as bat lower. Off-spinners can play an important role in T20 matches as well. Teams like Sri Lanka and Bangladesh have quality off-spinners. We can use our off-spinner if needed.’ Besides, Rahul Dravid did not rule out the possibility of Akshar Patel playing. And Dravid is unwilling to give up the hope of not getting Ravindra Jadeja in the T20 World Cup right now. What to see now is who will Team India play in the first XI of the Indian team in the Super Four match today instead of Jadeja.

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Last Updated Sep 4, 2022, 12:26 PM IST

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