India vs Australia 2017, Day 2, Third Test, Ranchi: India’s all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja once again proved why he is the number 1 Test bowler in the world. Jadeja was the pick of Indian bowlers as he troubled the Aussie batsmen with his turn and bounce and registered his 8th five-wicket haul in Test cricket.
Ravindra Jadeja’s biggest strength is to stick to one line and length for a long period of time and make subtle changes in his pace. In Asian conditions, where spinners get the maximum benefit out of the pitch and other playing conditions, Jadeja’s left am orthodox spin is one of the most effective weapons in Virat Kohli’s armoury. The spin duo of Jadeja and Ashwin is one of the biggest reasons behind India’s brilliant performance at home in the last 3 series.
On Day 2, Ravindra Jadeja bowled many good deliveries but the one he bowled to Pat Cummins stood out. Pitching on the leg-stump for the right-hander, the ball spun across Cummins, beating his bat, and crashed into the off-stump. With those three wickets before Lunch, Jadeja made sure India are still this game. Watch it here:
VIDEO: Ravindra Jadeja’s unplayable delivery to Pat Cummins