New Delhi. On the first day of the Test between India and England at the Oval (IND vs. ENG Oval Test), a decision by the management of Team India surprised fans as well as sports experts. Rabindra Jadeja came to bat in front of the team’s co-captain Ajinkya Rahane and wicketkeeper-batsman Shav Pant. While some veterans see this as a well-thought-out tactic by Team India, it has become a matter of controversy for some to bring Rahane down to the batting order. During a commentary on Sony Sports, former England captains Nasser Hussain, Sunil Gavaskar and Ajay Jadeja gave an interesting reason behind the decision.
During lunch on the first day, Nasir Hussein commented that he did not know the real reason for sending Jadeja before Rahane. But I heard an argument that he might have gone to Lu (bathroom). By then, however, Jadeja was ready. Maybe he was told you were going to bat at number five. In such a situation, it could be Team India’s strategy. Because then Virat Kohli was at the crease.
In such a situation, the team probably wanted a combination of left and right hands to be on the field. Anyway, Jadeja is a good player. He has scored 3 triple centuries in first-class cricket. The balance of the team in England is still somewhat tumultuous.
Gavaskar first gave an interesting reason for sending Jadeja
Former England captain Hussain may have said Team India’s well-thought-out strategy to get Jadeja to bat first. But the reason for Gavaskar’s decision was something else. He was sure that Rahane did not bat at No. 5 because of the heat break and not because of the tactics of the Indian team. However, when Jadeja was asked to send Pant on top, he said that Pant’s bat is silent in this series. So it could be that he was deliberately sent to No. 7.
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Commenting on Sony Sports, Gavaskar said that Ajinkya Rahane came inside the dressing room and wore gloves. Maybe he was on a toilet break. Perhaps the team management didn’t want to send Pant. Because in the current series, Jadeja has spent more time at the crease than Pant.
Ajay Jadeja did not like the decision of the team management
This time, Ajay Jadeja was also commenting and he did not like this decision of the team management. He said the decision could have a profound effect on Rahane’s thinking. He may be apprehensive about his place in the team. If the decision to send Jadeja was also a deliberate move by the team. Still, it certainly gave Rahane a signal that he was losing the confidence of team management as a player.
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He added that he has scored 12 Test centuries and 24 half-centuries in Tests. Whose record is better on foreign soil than at home. Who is the co-captain of the team. Even before his arrival, it seems that Rahane has received a signal from the team management that we are not very sure about you. However, what was the thought behind promoting Jadeja in batting instead of such Rahane? It was not completely clear. But the plan failed as Jadeja was dismissed for 10.
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