Batting coach Vikram Rathour said if this Player gets a little luck, then it can be done
Vikram Rathour expects Jadeja to play a crucial role on the fifth day’s wicket. He believes there is roughness on the wicket and there is a lot of opportunity for the left-arm spinner.
Team India’s batting coach Vikram Rathour believes that left-arm spinner Ravindra Jadeja will play a very important role on the fifth day of the Oval Test.
According to Rathour, Jadeja may not have got any wicket in the fourth day’s play but he bowled very well and created many chances. 32-year-old Jadeja bowled 13 overs in England’s second innings on Sunday. He conceded 28 runs. Some of his deliveries got bounce but overall Jadeja could not present much of a challenge to the England openers – Rory Burns and Haseeb Hameed.
Rathour, however, believes that Ravindra Jadeja’s role can be very important in taking the wicket on the fifth day. The Indian batting coach said, ‘Jadeja will play a big role on the fifth day. It is the fifth day’s wicket and the left-handers have a lot of rough outside the off-stump. He bowled very well on Sunday. I think he bowled with a lot of control. Batting coach Vikram Rathour said if this Player gets a little luck, then it can be done
The Indian batting coach further said, ‘The last 5-6 overs he bowled, I think he created many opportunities in that. Tomorrow (Monday) if luck favors a bit, then Jadeja can convert those opportunities into wickets. So yes, he can play a very important role on the last day of the match. Monday will be a big test for the Indian team and Jadeja. Jadeja has been selected in the Indian team preferring Ravichandran Ashwin.
Michael Vaughan said that if Ashwin was there.
At the same time, former England captain Michael Vaughan tweeted that this match is very balanced. Any team can win this. He believes that both India and England are contenders for victory in this. However, Vaughan said that if the Indian team had picked Ravichandran Ashwin in the team, England would not have had any chance.