Former opener Wasim Jaffer praised Staff India all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja for his good cameo within the 2nd T20I towards Sri Lanka in Dharamsala on Saturday.
Jadeja clobbered an unbeaten 45 in 18 balls as India chased down 184 with seven wickets in hand and 17 balls to spare. The left-hander additionally featured in an unbroken 4th wicket stand of 58 in 4.1 overs with Shreyas Iyer (74* off 44).
Jadeja got here into bat at No. 5, with India needing 56 to win off the final seven overs. Reflecting on the all-rounder’s innings, Jaffer instructed ESPNcricinfo:
“It was very nice to see Jadeja coming in at No. 5 and enjoying the type of knock that he performed. It was an excellent innings. His 45 off 18 modified the course of the sport. This batting line-up has a lot firepower. Given the scale of the bottom (in Dharamsala), 10-12 runs per over will not be going to be too laborious for this batting line-up.”
Earlier than Jadeja, Sanju Samson additionally performed a useful knock, contributing 39 in 25 balls. He clubbed Lahiru Kumara for a 4 and three sixes in an over earlier than being dismissed off the final ball.
Talking in regards to the significance of Samson’s innings, Jaffer commented:
“Sanju took his time early on as a result of Shreyas was going nice weapons. He hasn’t received getting into T20 internationals. He has clearly proven numerous promise. So it was actually good to see him play his free-flowing sport. Hope to see him do this extra typically.”
After India misplaced Rohit Sharma (1) and Ishan Kishan (16) cheaply, Samson added 84 for the third wicket with Shreyas to place the hosts heading in the right direction for a series-clinching victory.
“Shreyas Iyer is in an excellent house” – Wasim Jaffer
Whereas Jadeja and Samson performed positive supporting palms, it was Shreyas who held the innings along with a elegant half-century. The elegant right-hander struck six fours and 4 sixes in his match-winning knock.
Discussing Shreyas’ effort, Jaffer opined:
“Shreyas Iyer is in an excellent house. Most likely getting consecutive possibilities has helped his trigger. Typically, in such a powerful batting line-up, gamers don’t get consecutive possibilities. However once they do, it feels proper and so they can specific themselves, which is what is going on with Shreyas.”
The 27-year-old had notched up an unbeaten half-century within the 1st T20I as properly. Earlier than that, he scored 80 within the third ODI towards West Indies in Ahmedabad.