With the bat, Ravindra Jadeja has been in brilliant form for the last few years. Be it in IPL or for Team India, Jaddu’s contribution with the willow has been increasing day by day. In the ongoing T20I series against Sri Lanka, he even earned a promotion in the batting order. The player repaid the faith by finishing the second game with a brilliant cameo of 45(18). There have been multiple theories going around about the technical reason behind Ravindra Jadeja’s improvement. In this article, we take a look at an interesting thread about Ravindra Jadeja‘s improved power-hitting at the death.
One of the most improved batsmen in recent years
Earlier, Jadeja was more known as a bowling all-rounder. However, the player’s profile has changed in recent years. While he still offers his full quota of overs with the ball, there is now a higher expectation from Ravindra Jadeja-the batter.
In fact, in Tests, Jaddu enjoys a record that is on par with players such as Virat Kohli in away encounters. Of course, in limited-overs cricket, he has been contributing with important cameos. In IPL, he is arguably the most important batsman for CSK in the playing XI. He is a designated finisher and has done the job perfectly in the recent seasons.
An interesting thread about Ravindra Jadeja’s improved power-hitting in recent years
One of the improved aspects of Jaddu’s batting has been his ability to execute power-hitting against pacers. This attribute is a necessity for a batsman who desires to be a finisher. With respect to Jadeja, there has been a change in his technique and approach which has helped him to do well. Earlier, Jadeja was finding it hard to deal with pacers but now, he is very much comfortable. A Twitter user recently shared a thread highlighting the technical changes that could have prompted this improvement. Here is a look at it:
Before 2020, Ravindra Jadeja's death overs (16-20) strike rate in T20 cricket was 139.7.
Since then, it has soared up to 201.4.Advertisement
What changed in two years?
An attempt to understand the emergence of the pace hitter.Advertisement
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