Kedar Jadhav’s selection for West Indies tour: The Indian selectors have persisted with the all-rounder for the tour of West Indies.
India all-rounder Kedar Jadhav received plentiful flak on social media platform Twitter after he was named in India’s ODI squad for West Indies tour yesterday. Already a member of the ODI team, 34-year old Jadhav wasn’t expected to make the cut for the tour of West Indies primarily due to his performance in the recently concluded ICC Cricket World Cup 2019.
In six ODIs during the showpiece event, Jadhav scored 80 runs at an average of 40 and a strike rate of 80.80 including a fighting half-century against Afghanistan. While his numbers are not worth bragging about, one has to keep in mind the fact that he mostly got to bat in the death overs and remained unbeaten on three occasions.
Agreed that he didn’t get going against West Indies and England, but two bad innings doesn’t mean the end of the road for someone who has consistently finished innings for India in the recent past.
Kedar Jadhav’s selection for West Indies tour
In his half-a-decade old ODI career, Jadhav has scored 1,254 runs at an average of 43.24 and a strike rate of 100.80. In 11 ODIs from the start of this year till the start of the World Cup, Jadhav has scored 290 runs at an average of 48.33 and a strike rate of 88.95 including a couple of half-centuries. In the last 12 months, Jadhav’s 456 runs have come at an average of 50.66 and a strike rate of 89.06.
With India undergoing a dearth of finishers, there does not lie much logic in dropping someone who has been among the runs in the recent past. What most people are also questioning is Jadhav’s age which shouldn’t be a measure until anyone keeping scoring runs or picking wickets.
How Twitter reacted on Kedar Jadhav:
— Gaurav Pandey (@BhartiyaGaurav2) July 21, 2019
Jadhav be like – pic.twitter.com/ZJCSH3RBcW
— Ankush Chopra (@Ankschopra86) July 21, 2019
*Kedar Jadhav does nothing*
Virat Kohli: pic.twitter.com/FyJNPILzi0
— Keh Ke Peheno (@coolfunnytshirt) July 21, 2019
— Vaibhav Salgaonkar (@TheSalgaonkar) July 21, 2019
— Vikram (@Vikram26873235) July 21, 2019
— Kangkan Sarma (@imKangkanSarma) July 21, 2019
Kedar jadhav has some kind of special reservation or what!!?#IndvsWI
— naman choubey (@ChoubeyNaman) July 21, 2019
Wtf is going on with BCCI, Prithvi Shaw and Shubhman Gill aren’t in the the Test and ODI squad respectively
He deserves a place instead of Kedar Jadhav
— Bipnesh Yadav (@free____radical) July 21, 2019
Squads look pretty good.
The only disappointment is the selection of Kedar Jadhav
— Abhishek (@ImAbhishek7_) July 21, 2019
BCCI picking Kedar Jadhav over Mayank Agarwal and Shubhman Gill pic.twitter.com/765vUZSoBO
— Sir Yuzvendra (parody) (@SirYuzvendra) July 21, 2019
Why kedar jadhav???
Why why why..
Suresh Raina is much better option. Has @BCCI shut all the doors for Raina?
After Dhoni retires, Raina can easily do the job of finisher that India needs badly or he can be used at much hyped no. 4 position. #INDvWI Gill Manish Pandey
— DrSunny (@sunnynoons) July 21, 2019
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