Last Update on: September 21st, 2023 at 02:22 pm
Former Indian cricketer Aakash Chopra has labelled Ravindra Jadeja as the best all-rounder in the world in Test cricket at the moment. Aakash Chopra ranked Jadeja higher than England’s Ben Stokes, highlighting his match-winning performances with both bat and ball.
Ravindra Jadeja and Ben Stokes stand out as two of the best all-rounders in modern-day cricket. There is an ongoing debate in the cricketing world about who is the better of the two due to their notable performances with both bat and ball in international cricket.
Ravindra Jadeja Presents A Wonderful Package – Aakash Chopra
In a video shared on his YouTube channel, Aakash Chopra emphasized Ravindra Jadeja‘s ability to deliver match-winning performances with both bat and ball in Test cricket.
“Ravindra Jadeja presents a wonderful package. He bats at number seven and guarantees you 10 overs with the ball [in one-day cricket],” Aakash Chopra said.
“In Tests, he is not only India’s but the world’s best all-rounder, better than Ben Stokes because Stokes doesn’t bowl. Jadeja wins you games match after match. He is an unsung hero and definitely the best all-rounder in red ball cricket.”
Jadeja grabbed 47 wickets at an impressive average of 23.68 during the 2021-23 World Test Championship (WTC) cycle. He also contributed 721 runs at an average of 36.05, featuring two centuries and three half-centuries.
Meanwhile, KL Rahul will lead the Men in Blue in the first two ODIs against Australia in Rohit’s absence with Jadeja being his deputy.
Ben Stokes Secures Berth In World Cup Squad
Ben Stokes recently returned to England’s ODI cricket squad ahead of the highly anticipated World Cup 2023. The left-handed batter had previously announced his retirement from the 50-over format in July 2022, citing concerns about his ability to play in all three formats.
The 32-year-old has secured a spot in England’s final squad for the upcoming tournament and will feature as a specialist batter. Following the World Cup, he is expected to undergo knee surgery with the hope of returning as a genuine all-rounder next summer.
England World Cup Squad: Jos Buttler (c & wk), Moeen Ali, Gus Atkinson, Jonny Bairstow, Harry Brook, Sam Curran, Liam Livingstone, Dawid Malan, Adil Rashid, Joe Root, Ben Stokes, Reece Topley, David Willey, Mark Wood, Chris Woakes.