Ravindra Jadeja

Ravindra Jadeja made his comeback in the playing XI in the first T20I against West Indies. The left-handed batsman leapfrogged Virender Sehwag in an elite list en route to his knock of 16.

Ravindra Jadeja made his much-awaited return in Team India’s playing XI in the opening T20I of the five-match series. The star all-rounder missed the complete ODI series due to a knee issue. The spin all-rounder was set to assist ODI skipper opener Shikhar Dhawan in the series but the knee issue kept him on the bench.

Ravindra Jadeja
Ravindra Jadeja (AFP Photo)

Ravindra Jadeja Pipped Virender Sehwag In The List Of Indian Batters With The Most T20I Runs

Fit for the T20I series, Ravindra Jadeja made his comeback in the series opener. The left-handed batsman pipped Virender Sehwag in an elite list right in his first international game of the season. During his 16-run knock, Ravindra Jadeja pipped Virender Sehwag in the list of Indian batsmen with the most T20I runs.

Virender Sehwag finished his T20I career with 394 runs and acquired the 16th spot. The all-rounder leapfrogged the former India vice-captain and now sits ahead of him with 395 runs under his belt. Ravindra Jadeja made his T20I debut back in 2009 and has played 61 T20Is.

Virender Sehwag Reuters Photo
Virender Sehwag Reuters Photo

Ravindra Jadeja has been a regular member of the T20I side since his comeback in 2019. There was a time when he lost his spot in the white-ball teams altogether in 2017. He made his ODI return in 2018 while his T20I return came a year later.

Ravindra Jadeja is a confirmed selection in Team India’s playing XI across formats. A complete package on the field, the all-rounder can finish the games with the bat, chip in with crucial wickets, save crucial runs with his acrobatic fielding and can change the flow of the game with his catching.

Rohit Sharma And Dinesh Karthik’s Knocks See India Win 1st T20I Against Windies

Nicholas Pooran-led West Indies have been asked to chase a huge target of 191 in the series opener. Rohit Sharma top-scored for India with a knock of 64 off 44. Dinesh Karthik gave the finishing touch to the team’s total and remained unbeaten on 41 off 19. He batted with a strike rate of 215.79 and hit 2 sixes in his knock.

Rohit Sharma
Rohit Sharma Photo Credit: (BCCI)

In the 1st T20I, India managed to post 190 for 6 on a seemingly slowish surface, thanks to captain Rohit Sharma’s half-century and Dinesh Karthik’s unbeaten 41 off just 19 balls at the finish before West Indies’ batting was entangled in the web of spin.

India’s move to play three spinners – as opposed to West Indies’ one – reaped rich dividends as Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravi Bishnoi combined to pick up five wickets, helping the visitors to a 68-run win in the first T20I of the five-match series.

India 190 for 6 (Rohit 64, Karthik 41*, Joseph 2-46) beat West Indies 122 for 8 (Brooks 20, Ashwin 2-22, Arshdeep 2-24, Bishnoi 2-26) by 68 runs