Ravindra Jadeja, a notable all-rounder for Team India, has been ruled out of the 2022 Asia Cup due to injury, which is a significant setback for the team. It is also quite possible that the all-rounder will be absent from the Twenty20 World Cup in 2022, which is scheduled to take place in Australia this year. This might be a significant blow for the Indian side.
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has picked another young all-rounder, Axar Patel, in the lineup and he is likely to play a significant part in the Men in the Blue side in the forthcoming games. Wasim Jaffer, who played cricket for India in the past, has shared his thoughts on the topic in the meanwhile.
What did Wasim Jaffer say about Axar Patel replacing Ravindra Jadeja?
Wasim Jaffer made these remarks while speaking on Bat Bricks7’s Run ki Raneeti: “Because Jadeja is a talented player, this is a significant setback for the Indian team. Batting-wise, he is versatile enough to be utilized as a floater, and his performance against Pakistan was nothing short of spectacular. I believe that the Indian team is fortunate to have a substitute player in the shape of Axar Patel who is comparable to Jadeja, but I also believe that Jadeja will be missed in the Indian squad since he has a great deal of experience. He bowls accurate lines and is an excellent fielder when he’s out on the field.”
“Axar has also fared nicely recently. It’s a credit to him because India was victorious against West Indies thanks to how he played in those matches. On the other hand, I get the impression that Jadeja is one step ahead of Axar,” Jaffer said.
Both India and Pakistan come into today’s game having won their most recent encounter, which was played against Hong Kong. This bodes well for the outcome of today’s contest between India and Pakistan. The contest is scheduled to take place on September 4 at the Dubai International Stadium (Sunday). While Team India will want to expand its lead in the competition, the Men in Green will be looking to get some kind of payback on the Men in Blue for the loss that the Men in Green suffered at the hands of the Men in Blue in the first game of the event.