Ravindra Jadeja not playing today’s 3rd T20I: The Indian cricket team has rested all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja for this dead-rubber.
During the third T20I of the ongoing India’s tour of West Indies in Guyana, India have decided to rest all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja for the dead-rubber encounter. It is worth mentioning that India have already gained an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match series.
In the two T20Is which Jadeja played in the series, he picked up a lone wicket at an average of 19, an economy rate of 3.80 and a strike rate of 30. Not getting the best of opportunities with the bat, Jadeja scored 19 runs in two innings at a strike rate of 146.15.
Ravindra Jadeja not playing today’s 3rd T20I
It was during the toss that India captain Virat Kohli announced that Jadeja has been rested after deciding to bowl first. The skipper also announced that fast bowler Deepak Chahar and uncapped leg-spinner Rahul Chahar have been included for the third T20I.
“[Pitch] Been under the covers for a bit, so want to use the dampness. Rohit is resting today so I am playing. A couple of guys playing their first game. KL Rahul will play, Rahul Chahar will play instead of [Ravindra] Jadeja. Deepak Chahar is in for Khaleel Ahmed,” Kohli was quoted as saying.
While Kohli didn’t give any particular reason behind dropping Jadeja, it is believed that the move was made to test leg-spinner Rahul Chahar at the highest level. It is worth mentioning that Jadeja had made his comeback into T20Is after more than a couple of years.
Rohit, Khaleel and Jadeja make way for KL Rahul, Deepak Chahar and Rahul Chahar – who is making his international debut 🙌
— ESPNcricinfo (@ESPNcricinfo) August 6, 2019
“Firstly, need to win first. We need to bat well, bowl well, field well. There was a lot progression from the first game, especially with the bat. We had a chat about it, keeping our positive intent with boundary hitters. We need to find certain protocols and set a standard. Once we get our house in order, we’ll see the on-field results changed,” home captain Carlos Brathwaite said at the toss.