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'Look at Jadeja as a pure spinner in Tests'

Sanjay Manjrekar and Daryll Cullinan compare Ravindra Jadeja with R Ashwin and discuss the former's role in Test cricket

December 28, 2013

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Posted by   on (December 29, 2013, 10:26 GMT)

Forget Overseas test innings Rohit's weakness against moving ball outside the off stumps was evident against WestIndies too in home one day series, against South Africa in one dayers,and now in tests. He better learns it fast to judge his off-stump which ball to play, which one to leave and pick up trajectories early. He appeared foxed in the first one dayer against South Africa when Dayle beat him 6/6. He is a talent but that would mean nothing unless he can perform in overseas.

Posted by tao585 on (December 29, 2013, 1:49 GMT)

I am sorry to say that there is no moderation in praises. preferring Jadeja over Ashwin -who is a much better batsman- is ridiculous

Posted by   on (December 28, 2013, 15:48 GMT)

After just 3 innings, people are saying that Rohit cannot bat overseas. Vijay was a complete flop in WI & England for several tests. Even Kohli flopped in 3 tests against WI in WI AND in his first two tests against Aus in Aus. With these two guys, look at their batting average in tests in their first ten innings abroad, not just 3 and then think whether about you should be rejecting Shikhar Dhawan & Rohit Sharma. Even Rahane flopped initially in test cricket, even in India.

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