Ravindra Jadeja’s outstanding five-wicket haul helped the home team seize control of the first day of the first Test of the series between India and Australia in Nagpur. Ricky Ponting, a former Australian captain, has spoken on Nagpur’s playing field, which was widely criticised prior to the match.
When asked about the condition of the field, Ricky Ponting said he wasn’t at all surprised because India needed to build a turning track if they wanted to defeat the visitors in the current series. He believed that Australia’s decision to field two off-spinners gave the home team, which has three world-class spinners, the upper hand.
“I anticipated the wicket to play the way it has today. I
a peek at it as everyone else did a few days ago, and that’s when talk about the surface really got going. The greatest way for India to defeat Australia is to get ready with turning wickets.
“One, not just because our batsmen would struggle, but also because they will likely believe that their spinners are superior to Australia as well. Additionally, Australia is currently facing up against two right-arm off-spinners, one of whom is making his debut. India clearly has the advantage in that area. So I can see how that came about,” Ponting remarked in reference to the ICC review.
Jadeja, in my opinion, has a strong chance of taking the most wickets in this series overall: Ponting
While Ravichandra Ashwin of India was the subject of a lot of discussion before the
In the first Test of the series, it was Ravindra Jadeja’s comeback who caused the most damage with the ball. The left-arm spinner came back with amazing stats of 5/47, taking out Marnus Labuschagne and Steve Smith, two of Australia top batsmen.
Ponting evaluated Jadeja’s performance on the first day of the eagerly anticipated series and said the India star would end up with the most wickets if he can keep up his level of fitness.
“Because of how he [Jadeja] bowls on those kind of wickets – the pace, the line, and especially how he pitches the ball on the stumps constantly to right-handers, where one would turn and one would slide on, as we saw with the dismissal of Steven Smithtoday. He continued, “I think he might very well be the leading wicket-taker in this entire series, assuming his body holds up and he can get through the four Test matches.