Pietersen praises Jadeja: Former England cricketer Kevin Pietersen has urged England to have a player of the skill of Ravind Jadeja of their own.
Pietersen recently wrote on his blog ahead of the first Test between England and New Zealand, that the English camp will benefit if they manage to find a left arm spinner who can be decent with the bat as well.
The former cricketer turned expert expressed his frustration, and spoke about the importance that Jadeja brings to the Indian team across all three formats.
”It frustrates me that there still isn’t an international-standard English left-arm spin bowler who bats,”
“Look at what Ravindra Jadeja has done for India in Test match cricket, one-day cricket, and T20 cricket,” wrote Pietersen.
“It’s the one position that the ECB must be prioritizing. They need to invest in somebody because someone of that ilk is priceless across all three formats,” he added.
Pietersen termed Ravindra Jadeja as a modern day “super star” and urged youngsters to take note when he’s out there on the field.
“If you’re a kid, an emerging player or a county cricketer, copy Jadeja. Copy what Jadeja does because he’s an absolute superstar. You’ll have a long career as a Test match cricketer for England.
“It’s going to be a very hot week at Lord’s England reconsidering not picking a spinner. That just shows us where they are at with the quality of their options,” added Pietersen.
“They must identify and properly develop a left-arm spin all-rounder or that department will always be a weakness,” he said.
As of now Ravindra Jadeja and the rest of his team mates have reached Southampton, and are all set for the much anticipated ICC World Test Championship final with New Zealand. The team that wins will go down in the history books to become the first side to win the invaluable trophy.
WTC Final Date
The WTC Final between India and New Zealand is scheduled from June 18 to 22, with an option of a 6th day as well in order to get a result. The Rose Bowl Stadium, Southamption is the venue where both quality teams will be squaring off.