Axar Patel Vs Ravindra Jadeja
It was not even an year ago, when Axar Patel’s Ranji Coach Hitesh Majmudar said “Mark my words, Axar Patel is a serious contender for a place in the World Cup team.” At that time, it seemed nothing but a controversial statement, as Ravindra Jadeja was in a great form, and he was almost irreplaceable in the side. Axar Patel a shinning all-rounder who made his way into the Indian squad by a great display of talent in the Indian Premier League (IPL). Since then, he has continued with his amazing performances in the India-Sri Lanka Series, which has lead to the rise of AXAR vs JADEJA debate.
Jadeja, who made his way into the Indian Squad By His Great Batting Performances In the Ranji trophy and then by impressing everyone with his bowling performances and further replacing Pragyan Ojha. Ravindra Jadeja IS Also The First Indian Player To Make 3 Triple Centuries In Domestic Cricket. But Now Axar Patel Is giving A Tough Competition To Ravindra Jadeja, who has never faced competition before in his international career. Both Have A Lot Of Similarity Between them. Talking Of Batting, Both Are Aggressive Left Handed Batsmen, While In Bowling Both Are Left Arm Orthodox Spinners And are not huge turners Of Ball. While Talking About Fielding It Would Be Not Wrong To Say Jadeja Is Better Than Axar In That Department.
But Now With World Cup Near, Main Question arises: “Who Should be In the Playing eleven if there would we choice between JADEJA AND AXAR?”. Although It Won’t Be False To Say Jadeja Has Been Struggling With His Form In Few Matches And Axar Has Been Consistent but It Wont Be Right To Discard Jadeja Out Of The Competition Just Yet Who has Been Very Helpful To Indian Team In The Past Two-Three Years Not Just With His Batting And Bowling But The Quickness In His Fielding Too.
In The Recent Performances Axar Patel Has Been A Lot Better than Jadeja. At Motera On Thursday The Difference Was Big, Jadeja Was trying To Pick Up Wickets While Axar Was trying To Save Runs And Bowl Flatter Ones. Skipper Virat Kohli Handed The Bowl To Jadeja for 40th Over Of The innings Who Gave 20 Runs From Over, Making It Most Expensive Over Of The Innings While 41st Over Was Given To Axar Who Bowled A Wicket Maiden.
It Is Pretty Clear Axar Won The Mini-Battle. While Going For World Cup It Won’t Be Fair To Give Chance To A Newbie Ignoring A 109 Match Player Who Took 134 Wickets Till Now In His ODI Carrier. But Moving On To World Cup, Jadeja Has A Chance To Prove Himself Again, who Has Been Selected In The Test Squad Against Australia where World will Be held. Selectors Will Have A Keen Look On Jadeja’s Performance This Tour Preparing for The World Cup Squad As World Cup Will Also be Held In Australia, While Axar Will be Looking Forward To Find A Chance To Prove Himself Again And Play In World Cup Team.