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Ravindra Jadeja set for Ranji Trophy comeback to show health forward of Australia sequence

Premier India allrounder Ravindra Jadeja, who withdrew from the Asia Cup final September to endure a proper knee surgical procedure, is ready to make a comeback in Saurashtra’s ultimate spherical of Ranji Trophy fixture in opposition to Tamil Nadu in Chennai starting January 24.

The 34-year-old, who’s at present doing rehab on the Nationwide Cricket Academy, has been picked in a 17-member squad for the primary two Exams within the highly-anticipated four-match sequence in opposition to Australia slated to start in Nagpur from February 9.

Nevertheless, his availability is topic to health as a name on Jadeja is prone to be taken through the course of the four-day recreation.

“It will be good if he plays for Saurashtra. Probably he will, but I don’t have any further details,” Saurashtra Cricket Affiliation president Jaydev Shah informed PTI.

Jadeja has not performed any aggressive cricket because the T20I in opposition to Hong Kong within the Asia Cup on August 31 and his earlier first-class match was the rescheduled one-off Check at Edgbaston in opposition to England final July.

Jadeja reportedly has began to bowl and bat from earlier this week as he’s winding up his rehab on the NCA. The left-handed batter is seen as a significant cog in India’s line-up, particularly in absence of Rishabh Pant at No 5 or 6 within the middle-order.

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His leftarm spin may additionally come helpful alongwith ace offspinner Ravichandran Ashwin within the four-match sequence that can decide India’s destiny to make a successive World Check Championship ultimate look.

Of their 2016-17 sequence in opposition to Australia, Jadeja had performed a key function to be adjudged the Participant-of-the-Collection with 25 wickets and 127 runs as India got here from behind to seal a memorable 2-1 win.

Jadeja has 82 wickets at 21.46 together with three fifers, whereas with the bat he has amassed 898 runs (common 52.82) together with two centuries and 7 fifties, in 19 Exams since 2017.

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