India vs Sri Lanka, 1st ODI Match: Speaking ahead of the 1st ODI between the two Asian giants, former Indian cricketer Ajay Jadeja discussed India's strategy of playing 7 batsmen in their playing XI.
IND vs SL, 1st ODI: Rohit Sharma will lead Team India in the ODI series against Sri Lanka, while Virat Kohli will also return from rest.
India vs Sri Lanka 1st ODI Playing 11: Former Indian cricket team all-rounder Ajay Jadeja has given a big statement before the first ODI against Sri Lanka. Ajay Jadeja, who has captained India in 13 ODIs, says that Team India is still one-way traffic. Ahead of the first ODI between the two Asian giants, former Indian cricketer Ajay Jadeja discussed India's strategy of playing seven batsmen in the playing XI.
Ajay Jadeja raised the question that do you expect batsmen like Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, and Suryakumar Yadav not to score runs and the number seven batsman to come and score. No match can be won without five bowlers.
The returning trio of Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, and Virat Kohli could give India a massive lead in the ODI series against Sri Lanka. This also means that the Indian think tank will be left with few options and tough decisions to make when it comes to picking the playing XI for the first ODI against Sri Lanka.
7 batsmen are never used in a match: Ajay Jadeja
Ajay Jadeja said, 'You never use all seven batsmen. You will get an average of 7 and 8 number batsmen only around 20. How many times does India win when your number 7 comes out to bat? Whenever our 5-7 wickets fall, it becomes a different match. It is an aggressive game. Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Ishan Kishan, Suryakumar, Shreyas Iyer, and Hardik at number 6. The average of all of them is more than 45-50. This means that whenever any of these days happen, 300 runs will be scored.
Number 7 batsman can only give hope: Ajay Jadeja
Ajay Jadeja said, 'If your Rohit Sharma can't score, Virat Kohli can't score and Suryakumar can't score, do you think the number 7 batsman will come? and will score. The number seven batsman can only give hope. No team can win without five bowlers. You watch IPL, watch the World Cup.
Ajay Jadeja said, 'I think India still has one-way traffic because the longer the batting line-up, the better the team gets. Even in a 20-over match when it is a big-score game. Sri Lanka could not compete against you. His batting and his bowling also don't compete.