Over the years, the southpaw has been assigned the position of a chosen finisher. But the Rajkot allrounder’s batting has improved by leaps and bounds in the previous 12 months, one thing which may have tempted India skipper Rohit Sharma to advertise the left-hander to No. 4 in the primary T20I in opposition to Sri Lanka.
Jadeja missed India’s final two sequence – in opposition to South Africa and the West Indies – as he was present process rehabilitation for a knee damage which he sustained through the residence Test sequence in opposition to New Zealand final November.
On Thursday, he hardly acquired an opportunity to showcase his batting prowess, scoring three off 4 balls. But going by Rohit’s phrases, Jadeja could possibly be a daily characteristic on the essential No. 4 place as India look to finalise the mixtures in the lead as much as the World Cup, which shall be held in Australia in October-November.
“Very happy with Jadeja’s return. We want more from him, that is why we asked him to bat higher. You will see this happening more and more in the games that he plays for India. I want him to bat up the order more,” Rohit mentioned.
“He is a vastly improved batter, so we will try and see if we can promote him going forward. We are very clear with what we want to achieve with him in white-ball cricket.”
It was solely the second time in his 56-match T20I profession that Jadeja batted at No. 4. He was final promoted to the spot in 2009 throughout a T20 World Cup sport in opposition to England, in which he scored 25 runs.