Shane Watson former Australian player said that Ravindra Jadeja’s accuracy and speed might be the biggest threat to the Austrian players during this Border-Gavaskar Trophy. The much-awaited series starts on 9th February in Nagpur. This series is of four test matches and three ODI match series. This will be the last Border-Gavaskar Trophy with 4 matches. Hereafter, every series will consist of 5 matches.
The advice from Watson in Indian wickets in Border-Gavaskar Trophy
“Using a straight bat to be able to hit off the back foot through the off side or the leg side. I wish I had got that through my head and then developed that instinct earlier because it’s much lower risk. All the good players, especially from India, very rarely do they use cross-bat shots, especially for a pull shot. They’ll hit it with a straight bat to be able to hit it through the leg side,”
Watson told ESPNcricinfo.
He used his experience of batting in Indian conditions and analyzed the Indian batters to advise his national team members to survive and win the series. Even he struggled in the earlier stage of his career in playing spin. The way he improved was too good for any overseas player. His six-hitting ability against spin was too good in the last IPL he played. Shane Watson will always be remembered by Indian fans for his epic knock in the 2019 IPL finals.
Talking about Jadeja, he also added that
“Facing him when the ball is turning compared to when the ball is not turning is just chalk and cheese. It’s like you’re facing a different bowler when the ball is turning because he’s flatter, he’s faster, he’s accurate all the time. He’s always at the stumps. One will turn or one will skid through. He’s very hard to be able to work through as a right-hander, to find a method that’s going to not just survive but also score runs.”
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