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Check why Ravindra Jadeja is preferred over Ashwin? Follow Live


IND vs ENG LIVE – IND vs ENG 5th Test: Fans and many former cricketers were not happy when Rahul Dravid went with Ravindra Jadeja instead of Ravichandran Ashwin. But the all-rounder has proved why he is preferred over Ashwin in SENA countries. With an unbeaten 83 on Day 1, he rescued India from 98/5, stitching together a record 222-run partnership with Rishabh Pant. It was his sixth Test half-century in SENA countries, putting him miles ahead of Ashwin. Follow All India tour of England LIVE Updates and Scores on InsideSport.IN.

  • Ravindra Jadeja scored his sixth fifty in SENA (South Africa, England, New Zealand, Australia) countries.
  • Jadeja was selected ahead of Ravichandran Ashwin for the Edgbaston Test with Shardul Thakur getting in as 4th seam bowling option
  • Jadeja and Rishabh Pant steadied the Indian ship after 98/5 at one stage
  • The two added a record 222-run stand for the 6th wicket to rescue India
  • Jadeja remained unbeaten on 83 on Day 1

IND vs ENG LIVE: Batsman Ravindra Jadeja PROVES why he is ahead of R Ashwin in pecking order, smashes 6th FIFTY in SENA countries: Check OUT

IND vs ENG LIVE: Batsman Ravindra Jadeja PROVES why he is ahead of R Ashwin in pecking order, smashes 6th FIFTY in SENA countries: Check OUT

IND vs ENG LIVE, Day 1 Highlights: Rishabh Pant & Ravindra Jadeja put India in COMMAND, IND 338/7: Follow INDIA ENGLAND Edgbaston TEST LIVE

Jadeja adds to his SENA tally –

Ravindra Jadeja came in when India had lost Cheteshwar Pujara, Hanuma Vihari, Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli and Shreyas Iyer. All he had was an erratic Rishabh Pant with him. But that did not matter to him. While Pant went on the offensive, Jadeja played his own game.

There was no rush from Jadeja like his strike partner Pant. He took the balls on their merit and smashed them when needed. The rest of the time, he left the balls alone and kept rotating strike.

With Pant scoring at over 130, Jadeja could have been tempted to up the ante. But he understood his role pretty well. He anchored from one end, scoring his 18th Test half-century.

Interestingly it was his sixth fifty in the SENA nations and showed why he has been preferred over R Ashwin. Jadeja has enjoyed playing in the English conditions in the past and this was no exception. His terrific knock helped India recover and end the day at 338/7.

IND vs ENG LIVE: Batsman Ravindra Jadeja PROVES why he is ahead of R Ashwin in pecking order, smashes 6th FIFTY in SENA countries: Check OUT

Better option than Ashwin in SENA nations?-

In comparison to Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja has a better batting tally than Ashwin in SENA nations. While Jadeja has six fifties, Ashwin has only two fifties on the turf of SENA nations. Although Ashwin has 442 wickets in Test cricket, exactly 200 more than Jadeja’s tally, it is the batting ability of Ravindra Jadeja that makes him a better-equipped player than the Chennai-born off-spinner.

IND vs ENG LIVE: Batsman Ravindra Jadeja PROVES why he is ahead of R Ashwin in pecking order, smashes 6th FIFTY in SENA countries: Check OUT

Jadeja’s tally in SENA nations-

Year Country Score Venue
2014 England 68 Lord’s
2018 England 86* The Oval
2019 Australia 81 SCG
2020 Australia 57 MCG
2021 England 56 Trent Bridge
2022* England 83* Edgbaston

 

Ashwin’s tally in SENA nations-

Year Country Score Venue
2012 Australia 62 SCG
2015 Australia 50 SCG

 

IND vs ENG LIVE: Batsman Ravindra Jadeja PROVES why he is ahead of R Ashwin in pecking order, smashes 6th FIFTY in SENA countries: Check OUT

IND vs ENG LIVE: Batsman Ravindra Jadeja PROVES why he is ahead of R Ashwin in pecking order, smashes 6th FIFTY in SENA countries: Check OUT

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Fourth 50 on English soil-

  • While Jadeja was the fulcrum of the Indian recovery with Rishabh Pant, he once again enjoyed his time on English soil.
  • It was Jadeja’s fourth Test fifty on English soil, with first coming in 2014 at the iconic Lord’s.
  • Since 2014, he has added to his tally in 2018 at the Oval and also scored a fifty last year at Trent Bridge.
  • Jadeja’s latest fifty justifies his selection in the Indian side when there were calls of him being a possible omission.

On the horizon Jadeja’s fifty also helped India recover very well with him and Rishabh Pant adding a 222-run partnership for the sixth wicket.

IND vs ENG LIVE: Batsman Ravindra Jadeja PROVES why he is ahead of R Ashwin in pecking order, smashes 6th FIFTY in SENA countries: Check OUT

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