The 14th edition of the Indian Premier League has by far lived up to the hype. In fact, the entertainment quotient has doubled ever since the start of the second leg of the IPL. There have been close and intense battles so far in the United Arab Emirates.
After the end of the tournament, T20 World Cup 2021 will go all guns blazing from October 17 onwards. The marquee event will be played in the UAE and Oman respectively. The tournament will come to a close on November 14.
West Indies are the most successful team in the tournament as they won 2 titles. India, Sri Lanka, Pakistan and England won a title each. Ahead of the tournament, several experts and former cricketers have come up with their predictions.
Meanwhile, Ashish Nehra picked an all-rounder who can succeed in the upcoming T20 World Cup 2021. According to the former Indian pacer, Ravindra Jadeja will come through with flying colours in the upcoming event. Jadeja is someone who can tick the box in all three departments – batting, bowling and fielding respectively.
Because of his all-round intelligence, he earned his spot in the Indian cricket team. Moreover, he has also been doing quite well in the shortest format. He aggregated 179 runs in 10 games in the IPL 2021. His record-equalling 37-run over against Harshal Patel was just icing on the cake. This moment will be remembered and cherished by cricket fans.
Ashish Nehra feels Ravindra Jadeja will be the player to watch out for in the T20 World Cup. Besides being handy with the bat, he is effective with the ball too. “With the ball too, he was effective. He picked up an important wicket and gave just 21 runs in four overs. He displayed the same type of bowling which he is known for.
And as far as batting is concerned, he has done exceptionally well in the last 2 years. He hit Prasidh Krishna for big blows to finish the match. We talk of MS Dhoni, Andre Russell and Kieron Pollard, but even Ravindra Jadeja did the same thing today. He has performed well for CSK and in Tests with the bat. His batting is finally coming along nicely,” said Nehra on Cricbuzz.
The former Indian pacer further added: “It will become interesting to see whether India includes Ravindra Jadeja ahead of them or as a third spinner. I would say that the situations we have seen till now, he would be the first name on the minds of coach Shastri, captain Kohli and mentor Dhoni when it comes to deciding the XI.”
This post was last modified on October 1, 2021 8:45 pm