There aren’t too many as good as Ravindra Jadeja: England’s Nick Knight

Written by Praveen CA

Former England opener Nick Knight heaped rich praise on Ravindra Jadeja, highlighting his all-round ability and the value he adds to the Test team after the senior pro joined hands with captain Rohit Sharma to rescue India out of a precarious situation on Day 1 of the 3rd Test between India and England in Rajkot.

Ravindra Jadeja walked in to bat at No. 5 when India were reeling at 33 for 3 in the first hour of the day’s play after Mark Wood and Tom Hartley combined to wreck the top-order. India lost Shubman Gill (0), Yashasvi Jaiswal (10) and Rajat Patidar (5) inside the first 9 overs but both Jadeja and Rohit played gritty knocks.

Speaking during the Lunch break, Nick Knight said he was not surprised to see Ravindra Jadeja’s batting capability, adding that he would pick the Indian all-rounder in his World XI in Test cricket.

“I reckon, Jadeja is in my World XI as one of the early picks. He gives you everything, the balance that he gives to the side. Also because of his other skills, his fielding, even in Tests. He takes a great catch, more often than not. He is that sort of all-round cricketer. I don’t think there are too many as good as him in the world,” Nick Knight told Sports18.

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