As India is gearing up for the 3rd test at Rajkot their star all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja has declared himself fit for the 3rd Test against England, despite initial injury fears. Fans, however, are still a bit unsure about his full recovery after a hamstring scare in the first Test.
Virat Kohli has pulled out of the Englland series due to personal reason and KL Rahul is declared unfot for the 3rd test which has left India with an inexperienced playing XI expecially in the batting department. Amidst all the injuries, the news of Jadeja making a comeback at his home ground is a good news for Indian fans.
Initially it was looking like Jadeja could well be out of the game due to 3 to 8 weeks but it is all because of his supreme fitness and NCA's medical staff's guidance that he is able to make such a quick comeback. The news was confirmed by Kuldeep Yadav during the pre-match press conference when asked about Jadeja's availability. He said, "I think so. He did his routine and had a session yesterday too.
Ravindra Jadeja could be the key factor in Rajkot
With key players like Kohli and Rahul missing the 3rd Test, India needs Jadeja more than ever. He's a valuable all-rounder, contributing significantly with both bat and ball. Jadeja's presence allows captain Rohit Sharma more flexibility.
Alongside Ashwin and Patel, he strengthens the bowling attack and allows for another batter or bowler, depending on the team's needs. Ravindra Jadeja has 2 triple undreds to his name on this ground in the Ranji Trophy which speaks highly of his batting prowess on this venue.
On the other hand, the track at Rajkot is expected to be on the slower side and once on such someone with the skills of Jadeja who could turn the ball at quicker speeds could be an invaluable asset. Also, Jadeja's prowess with the bat and in the field also adds on to its utility in the team.