“Struggling to bat…”What Flaw Did the Ex-England Captain Point Out in Ravindra Jadeja’s Batting at 5th Position?

Team India is all set for the final tussle against England in Dharamshala, as the final test match of the series starts on March 7.

However, ahead of the final game of the series, one of the most prominent players in cricket, Sir Alistair Cook, criticized India’s all-rounder, Ravindra Jadeja.

Ravindra Jadeja failed to impress everyone with the bat, as the all-rounder got scores of 12 and four across the two innings when he was sent to bat up the order ahead of Sarfraz Khan and Dhurv Jurel.

Reacting to the same Former England’s skipper Alistair Cook said that the all-rounder finds it difficult to decide when to attack and when to defend when he’s batting at number five.

In his recent interaction, Cook said, Jadeja in particular showed probably why he should be batting a little bit lower.” 

“Yes, he can score runs, but he lacks the ability to score under pressure, to find that balance between when to attack and when to defend under pressure. Pressure does funny things to you.”.

“Jadeja is a world-class all-rounder, but batting at five, he has struggled in terms of taking no risks because he didn’t want to get out or trying to put a bit of pressure back on as a batter,” Cook added.

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On the other hand, Cook was all praise for India’s star wicketkeeper-batsman, Dhruv Jurel. It was Dhruv Jurel who brought India back into the game after the hosts’s score was reduced to 177/7.

Reacting to the same, Cook said, Jurel found that balance perfectly with his foot movement and sharpness of mind.”

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