Former India National Cricket Team player Ajay Jadeja, ahead of the Asia Cup 2022 India-Pakistan clash, has revealed why he believes Team India’s batting is currently in a “worse position than it was at the T20 World Cup 2021”.
India National Cricket Team entered the ICC Men’s T20 World 2021 as favourites to win the championship, but the defeat in the back-to-back games against Pakistan and New Zealand knocked the Men In Blue out of the semi-finals race. Notably, the Indian batters failed to perform well against Pakistan and New Zealand during the World Cup.
Meanwhile, in the second match of the Asia Cup 2022, Rohit Sharma-led India National Cricket Team will take on Babar Azam-led Pakistan National Cricket Team at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium on Sunday, August 28.
During a discussion on Cricbuzz, Jadeja highlighted that the star batters KL Rahul and Virat Kohli don’t have good game time heading into the multi-nation tournament. He added that Rohit Sharma was in better form during the last year’s World Cup and only Suryakumar Yadav is the batter, who has been playing and scoring runs regularly. He elaborated:
“India’s batting is currently in a worse position than it was at the T20 World Cup last year. KL Rahul has not had much games because of his injury. He came back and tried getting some game time in Zimbabwe, but couldn’t score.
“Virat Kohli has not played at all. Rohit Sharma too maybe was in better form last year. Suryakuar Yadav has been on another level. He’s the only one who has been playing regularly.”
The greatest players from our current side are not the most aggressive players – Ajay Jadeja
Jadeja further spoke about India’s new attacking approach in T20Is and said that the best batters of India’s current T20I setup are not the most aggressive players in the country. He said:
“The only worry I have is that we are wanting to play a brand of cricket which our great players are not known for. The greatest players from our current side are not the most aggressive players that we have in India. They are the most solid and consistent. But we don’t want them to play like that.”
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