IND vs SL: Plan was to give Bishnoi, Kuldeep some match practice, says Jadeja on not bowling in 3rd T20I
IND vs SL: India all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja explained why he did not bowl in the third and final T20I against Sri Lanka on Sunday.
“The plan was to give Bishnoi and Kuldeep some match practice today, that’s the reason I didn’t bowl,” Jadeja said after the 3rd T20I.
“I have worked hard at the NCA, the trainers there were helpful, that was my preparation for the T20Is and the upcoming Tests,” he added.
With the Sri Lanka series, Jadeja made his return to international cricket, and he impressed everyone, especially with the bat in hand.
India defeated Sri Lanka by six wickets in the third and final T20I match. Shreyas Iyer top-scored for the hosts with an undefeated 73* as the Men in Blue chased down the mark of 146 in 16.5 overs.
While pursuing the disappointing target of 146, India was never in jeopardy. Shreyas won the chase with a 73* off 45 balls, his third half-century in a row. However, the hosts were in complete control from the start, chasing down the mark with six wickets and 19 balls to spare.
In the previous 20 overs, Indian bowlers held Sri Lanka to a total of 146/5. Dasun Shanaka struck 74* for Sri Lanka, guiding the visitors to a decent total, while Dinesh Chandimal contributed 25. Avesh Khan took two wickets, Mohammed Siraj, Harshal Patel, and Ravi Bishnoi each took one.