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3 spin bowling all-rounders who can replace Kedar Jadhav 

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40.90K   //    08 Feb 2018, 02:05 IST

Having passed the Yo-Yo test now, Raina presents India with a bowling option in the top order with his off spin
Raina presents India with a bowling option in the top order with his off spin

There used to be a time when the entire Indian top order was full of batsmen who could roll their arm over. You throw the ball to Virender Sehwag, Sachin Tendulkar, Saurav Ganguly or Yuvraj Singh and they would comfortably give you ten overs among themselves.

Now with players like Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, Ajinkya Rahane, Shreyas Iyer, Dinesh Karthik and Manish Pandey in the top order, India are missing the luxury that they once possessed. Kedar Jadhav's ability to contribute with the ball gives him an edge over his competitors.

With Hardik Pandya failing to complete his quota of ten overs on a regular basis, Jadhav chips in with 4-5 overs. His awkward action allows him to bowl economically and pick up one off wickets. However, in the last five innings, Jadhav has abysmal scores of 1,18, 12, 27 and 5* which need to be addressed.

This article suggests three such spin bowling all-rounders who can replace Kedar Jadhav from the Indian team.


#1 Suresh Raina

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Raina has recently cleared the Yo-Yo test

After a dreadful run in the Ranji Trophy, Lady Luck has recently begun to smile on Raina once again. On the back of an unbeaten 126 coming off just 59 balls, Raina has made a comeback in the 16-member Indian T20 squad for the 3-match T20I series between India and South Africa.

The last time Raina played in Indian colours, he was India's highest scorer with a 63-run knock in the 3rd T20I against England. However, he was dropped thereafter due to poor fitness. Having passed the Yo-Yo test now, Raina presents India with a bowling option in the top order with his off-spin. If he can make his mark on this tour and the following Sri Lanka T20I series, he may well be knocking at the door of the Indian ODI team.

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