Ravindra Jadeja is playing in his best form of life as he has evolved himself into a power-hitting all-rounder and is regarded as one of the key players in MS Dhoni’s Chennai Super Kings in IPL.
Jadeja has scored 212 runs at an impressive strike rate of 152.51 and has claimed 10 wickets at an economy rate of 6.75 in IPL 2021 so far.
Ravindra Jadeja new finisher for CSK?
Jadeja has changed the game for CSK on several occasions not only with the ball but also with the bat. The all-rounder hammered 36 runs against Harshal Patel in a seven-ball over in the first leg of the tournament.
He has also turned himself into a finisher as seen in the match against KKR and this is a good sign for CSK once MS Dhoni retires from IPL.
In their last game against Delhi Capitals, Jadeja got a couple of wickets in the middle overs to bring CSK back in the game but his efforts went in vain as the opposition chased the target in the final over.
Ravindra Jadeja is outstanding, he’s just got everything: Michael Vaughan
Former England skipper Michael Vaughan feels that if one wants to build a T20 cricketer from scratch then you must look at Jadeja.
“He [Ravindra Jadeja] is outstanding, he’s just got everything. If you are building a T20 cricketer, if you are building a batter, you go for Chris Gayle’s power or Virat Kohli’s finesse. But if you are looking to build a cricketer from scratch, you’ll almost start with Ravindra Jadeja because he offers you everything,” Vaughan told Cricbuzz.
”He is an unbelievable fielder, he can bowl brilliant left-arm spin, if there is an element of turn in the surface, he is as good as any. Obviously, with the bat, he can play the anchor role if you lose early wickets, he can also come in with 15 balls to go and pretty much go on from ball one. He is the perfect T20 cricketer,” concluded Vaughan.
CSK are currently present in the second position on the points table after the loss against the Capitals.