Asia Cup 2022: Ravindra Jadeja becomes India’s most successful bowler in tournament history
Asia Cup 2022: Ravindra Jadeja on Wednesday became India’s highest wicket-taker in the history of the Asia Cup tournament.
The all-arounder accomplished off this accomplishment during his team’s Group A match versus Hong Kong in Dubai during the tournament’s 2022 iteration. Jadeja was a standout bowler during the game. Babar Hayat, who had the potential to be a deadly batter, was struck out by him and returned for 41 off 35 balls. His final statistics in his four overs were 1/15.
Jadeja has has 23 wickets from six Asia Cup competitions that took place between 2010 and 2022. Irfan Pathan, a former Indian all-rounder who has 22 wickets in this event, has been passed by him.
Jadeja claimed four wickets in his inaugural Asia Cup in 2010, one in 2012. And seven in the 2014 edition of the competition. Then, in the 2016 edition of the competition, he claimed three wickets. While in the 2018 Asia Cup, he claimed seven victims. He currently has one wicket in the current Asia Cup.
With the ball, his 2018 Asia Cup performance was his best. He killed seven opponents in four games with an average of 22.28 and a 4.45 economy rate. His 4/29 game was his best in the competition. He ranked sixth in the bowling stats. And was also India’s third-highest wicket-taker in the tournament behind Jasprit Bumrah (8) and Kuldeep Yadav (10).
In Asia Cup history, the most successful bowlers are: Sri Lanka’s Muttiah Muralidaran (30), Lasith Malinga (29), Ajantha Mendis (26) and also Pakistan’s Saeed Ajmal (25).
Coming to the match, put to bat first by Hong Kong, Team India posted 192/2 in their 20 overs. A four and three enormous sixes were part of Virat Kohli’s 59* from 44 balls.That showed flashes of his previous form. Suryakumar Yadav then erupted in the final few overs, slamming a magnificent 68* off 26 balls with six fours and also six sixes.
Pacer Ayush Shukla Hong Kong’s preferred bowler (1/29 in four overs).
Hong Kong had scored 51/2 in their powerplay while chasing 193. Kinchit Shah (30 off 28 balls) and Babar Hayat (41 off 35 balls) both scored consistently high totals. However, it was insufficient to enable Hong Kong to surprise the powerful Indians as they came 40 runs short of a victory. At the end of their 20 overs, they had scored 152/5. India received straight qualification to the competition’s Super Four Phase.
For India, the best bowler was Ravindra Jadeja (1/15 in four overs). A wicket also taken by Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Arshdeep Singh, and Avesh Khan.
Suryakumar Yadav’s outstanding performance earned him the title of “Man of the Match.”