New Delhi. Ravindra Jadeja made a comeback from the Border-Gavaskar Trophy. Earlier he was out for about 5 months due to injury. This left-arm spinner did wonders as soon as he came and he was the player of the match in the first two matches against Australia. The Indian team is leading 2-0 in the 4-match Test series (IND sv AUS). The pair of Jadeja and off-spinner R Ashwin have taken more than 30 wickets so far. The entire Australian team together has not been able to take so many wickets in the series so far. In such a situation, India is eyeing a clean sweep. The third Test is to be played in Indore from 1 March. India won the last series. In such a situation, the trophy will now remain with India.
Ravindra Jadeja has now taken 17 wickets in 2 matches at an average of 11. He is also the highest wicket-taker. His best performance was 7 wickets for 42 runs. He did this in the second Test in Delhi. This is the best performance of his career. He has taken 5 wickets twice so far. Apart from this, he also played a half-century in the first Test in Nagpur.
14 wickets in the name of Ashwin
If we look at the performance of R Ashwin in the current series, he has taken 14 wickets at an average of 14. 5 wickets for 37 runs is the best performance. That is, Jadeja and Ashwin together have taken 31 wickets so far. On the other hand, Australia has tried 8 bowlers so far and they have been able to take only 23 wickets. Off-spinner Todd Murphy has taken the maximum 10 wickets. 7 wickets for 124 runs is the best. He is making his international debut from the current series itself.
Off-spinner and senior bowler Nathan Lyon has taken 8 wickets so far. Captain and fast bowler Pat Cummins has been successful in taking 3 wickets while left arm spinner Matthew Kunhemann has taken 2 wickets. 4 bowlers have not got a single wicket so far.
FIRST PUBLISHED : February 20, 2023, 16:59 IST