London: The third test match between India and England will be played from August 25 at the ground of Leeds. India lead 1-0 in the five-match series. India beat England badly by 151 runs at Lord’s. If Team India also wins the next test match, then it cannot lose in the series. At Lord’s, Team India missed its biggest match winner Ravichandran Ashwin.
Why would Jadeja’s play hurt?
Virat Kohli gave Ravindra Jadeja a chance in the playing XI in place of Ravichandran Ashwin for the second Test at Lord’s, but Jadeja’s performance with both ball and bat was very poor. The purpose of including Ravindra Jadeja in the playing XI proved to be a flop. Ravindra Jadeja could neither take a single wicket nor play any big innings in this test match. England’s batsmen are not facing any problem with Jadeja’s straight balls, on the contrary, runs are being scored on Jadeja’s balls.
More variation in Ashwin’s bowling
Jadeja’s play in the third Test match to be held in Leeds from August 25 can cause damage, so Ashwin is very important in the playing 11. Ashwin had a great performance in the home Test series against England. Ashwin scored a century in the Chennai Test with the ball as well as with the bat. The England batsman has appeared weak in front of Ashwin. More variation in Ashwin’s bowling is enough to get him a ticket to the playing XI.
Ravichandran Ashwin missed
In the Lord’s Test match, Team India missed Ravichandran Ashwin. On one hand, while England’s off-spinner Moeen Ali was creating problems in front of India by taking wickets, on the other hand, great spinner like Ravichandran Ashwin was not included in the playing XI by Team India.
Inclusion of Jadeja proved to be a loss-making deal
The inclusion of Ravindra Jadeja in the playing XI has proved to be a loss deal for Team India. If Ravichandran Ashwin was there in Team India, the England batsmen would have been in even more difficult situation. Australia’s great spinner Shane Warne had said after Moeen Ali’s bowling to Ravindra Jadeja in the Lord’s Test, ‘How a spinner should be in the team and in gestures that Ashwin should be in the team’.
Shane Warne raised questions
Shane Warne wrote on Twitter, ‘A spinner can turn the game and surprisingly, so you give a chance to the spinner every time no matter what the circumstances! You don’t pick a team just for the first innings. Spinner is necessary to win.
A spinner turning the game!!!! Surprise surprise, this is why you always play a spinner no matter what the conditions ! Remember you don’t pick a team just for the first innings. Spin to win @SkyCricket
— Shane Warne (@ShaneWarne) August 15, 2021