I feel, Ravindra Jadeja will replicate what Yuvraj Singh did in the 2011 World Cup: Krishnamachari Srikkanth. Yuvraj Singh was named World Cup Player of the Tournament in 2011.
On Tuesday, June 27, in Mumbai, the International Cricket Council (ICC) and the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) officially revealed the itinerary for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023. For the first time in history, India will be the sole host of the World Cup.
The previous time India hosted the competition, under the leadership of MS Dhoni, they won the prized title.
Yuvraj Singh was a key figure in the triumph, as he was named Player of the Tournament after scoring 362 runs and taking 15 wickets. Former India cricketer Krishnamachari Srikkanth believes Ravindra Jadeja and Axar Patel may play a similar role in the forthcoming World Cup as India seeks to end its ten-year ICC trophy drought.
“A lot of all-rounders came into play in the 2011 World Cup.” We had a terrific team, led extremely effectively by (MS) Dhoni, and this time we have Yuvraj Singh. I predict Ravindra Jadeja will replicate Yuvraj Singh’s performance in the 2011 World Cup. “I believe Jadeja, the Axar Patels… These people will be very important if India is to win the World Cup in 2023,” Srikkanth was reported as saying by India Today.
For many years, Jadeja has been one of India’s most valued assets in all three formats. The 34-year-old has played 174 One-Day Internationals and scored 2526 runs at an average of 32.80, including 13 fifties. In the format, he has also taken 191 wickets at an average of 37.39.
Jadeja helped India win Champions Trophy 2013 with his all round skills
With his all-round abilities, the southpaw helped India win the ICC Champions Trophy in 2013. In the final, he named Player of the Match for his all-round performance. Scoring 33* off 25 balls in the first innings and then picking 2/24 with the ball. With 12 wickets, Jadeja was also the tournament’s leading wicket-taker.
The all-rounder is likely to repeat his performance in the 2019 World Cup. Axar Patel, on the other hand, was a member of India’s World Cup roster in 2015 but did not participate. The 29-year-old was outstanding for the Delhi Capitals with both bat and ball in the IPL 2023 and will aim to extend that success into the World Cup if he is selected.