Indian all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja was ruled out of the T20 World Cup 2022 with a knee injury. He coped with the injury in the Asia Cup 2022 and was ruled out midway through the tournament with Axar Patel replacing him in the squad. Patel is included in India’s main squad for the World Cup with Jadeja ruled out.
The premier Indian all-rounder had a successful surgery recently and is expected to remain out of the side for the rest of the year. Axar was also named for the T20I series against Australia and South Africa in the build-up to the T20Is.
The BCCI selection committee announced India’s T20 World Cup 2022 squad on Monday, September 12. Rohit Sharma will lead the 15-member squad with Jasprit Bumrah and Harshal Patel making a comeback to the squad.
Some of the players who were in the T20 World Cup last year have been ignored this year. Meanwhile, Mohammed Shami is added to the reserves alongside Shreyas Iyer and Deepak Chahar.
Meanwhile, in this article, we try and figure out why Axar Patel can be a better all-rounder than Ravindra Jadeja for India in the upcoming T20 World Cup.
3 Reasons Why Axar Patel Will Be A Better All-Rounder Than Ravindra Jadeja In India’s T20 World Cup Campaign
1) Can Bowl Inside The Powerplay
Axar Patel can bowl inside the powerplay, unlike Ravindra Jadeja who is introduced into the attack once the restrictions are lifted. Rohit has often used Axar inside the powerplay in recent times. On the other hand, Jadeja is at his best with the field wide open with catching opportunities for fielders.