Akshar Patel, Ravindra Jadeja have similarities, but still different – Pragya Ojha


Azar Patel, 22, made his Test debut against England in Chapa and became his first choice with five wickets in the second innings. With his 11-wicket haul in the Pink Ball Test, Ahmed Ahmed is unbeaten ahead of the fourth and final Test against England.

Former Indian cricketer Pragyan Ojha praised the spin bowling youngster and explained why a generation of cricketers enjoy his cricket.

“At first, this was just the beginning for Axel Patel. I believe he never thought Test cricket was easy, I know he’s not sure, I know him well. He is a very dedicated boy and he focuses on every single thing and he doesn’t think much about it, he focuses on the present and distributes and enjoys. The way Azar started, we will all continue his run, ”Oja told Sports Today.

One of the strengths of Ravindra Jadeja is that he uses his shoulders to bowl fast with the wind, but according to Pragyan Ojha, his experience in speed change makes him more hopeful and therefore more dangerous to face the batsmen. The former Indian spinner believes that Akshar may have acquired the same skills with international experience.

“Everyone was a little worried when Ravindra Jadeja was not available, especially after the first Test, when Nadeem was unable to deliver. This is his second Test match. When you compare Axel Patel and Ravindra Jadeja, both are identical but very different. Jadeja is the man who can spin the ball and his Akhtar For Patel it comes down to his hand, going to his ball brings the hand, comes straight in and his diversity turns into a force to be reckoned with in his face so he is different. ”

“In the Pink Ball Test or in Chennai, they wanted to play in the hopes of turning the ball [England], but it came straight and hit the pads and created gaps between the bat and the pads, bowling these batsmen. It was his nutritious, stock delivery. And his diversity around the ball. But it was completely different for Jadeja when he came, he was bowling fast in the air, but over the years, after playing many Test matches, he started to change pace when he became more dangerous. When you start shifting at this pace, when you make it harder for the batsman, “he explained how speed variations make Jadeja more dangerous. Live TV


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