Ravindra Jadeja is expected to announce his retirement from Test cricket according to reports. The southpaw, one of the best all-rounders in the game, has been a key member of the Test team in recent years, and his statistics are impressive. The left-arm spinner is capable of taking key wickets, and his ability to score useful runs deeper down the order makes him even more successful.
The 33-year-old from Saurashtra has turned into a fantastic and steady batsman in recent years, and he has always been a great left-arm spinner. In recent years, the southpaw has been a core of the Test squad, and his statistics are equally impressive. Jadeja is also regarded as one of the best fielders in the world today, with accolades from the likes of Jonty Rhodes, who is regarded as the finest fielder of his time.
Ravindra Jadeja to retire from tests
Ravindra Jadeja, one of the world’s best all-rounders, may retire from Test cricket in the near future in order to focus on his white-ball career. Jadeja, who did not play in the second Test against New Zealand in Mumbai, is also not included in the Test team for the South Africa series. He received a forearm injury during the New Zealand series and had to miss the last Test.
In Test cricket, the left-arm all-rounder has a staggering record. The southpaw has played 57 Tests and scored 2195 runs at an average of 33.76. He has a hundred to his name as well. Jadeja has also taken 232 wickets at an average of slightly less than 25 and an economy of 2.41. Notably, he is the quickest left-arm bowler in Test cricket history to reach 200 wickets, having done it in his 44th game in 2019.
Nonetheless, according to certain reports, one of Jadeja’s teammates has stated that the left-hander is thinking about retiring from the game’s longest format. Notably, Jadeja had a forearm injury during last month’s home series against New Zealand and had to miss the last Test.
Meanwhile, India is slated to play three Tests in South Africa beginning on December 26, with the Boxing Day match taking place at the Supersport Park in Centurion. Apart from Jadeja, the likes of Rohit Sharma, Shubman Gill, and Axar Patel will also miss the Test series owing to fitness concerns. As a result, it will be intriguing to watch how the visiting team’s starting lineup will appear. Due to the absence of Axar Patel and Ravindra Jadeja, Ashwin is expected to be named the team’s first-choice spinner.