Limited-overs Cricket Doesn't Affect Test Performance: Jadeja

Ravindra Jadeja feels T20 format has had no effect of the cricketers\' skills as they are well-trained to shift gears.

Published: 15th April 2016 01:36 PM  |   Last Updated: 15th April 2016 01:36 PM   |  A+A-


Gujarat Lions batsman Ravindra Jadeja plays a shot during the 2016 Indian Premier League (IPL) Twenty20 cricket match between Gujarat Lions and Kings XI Punjab at The Punjab Cricket Association Stadium in Mohali. |AFP


RAJKOT: The purists might be worried about the impact of Twenty20 on players' technique but Indian all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja feels the format has had no effect of the cricketers' skills as they are well-trained to shift gears whenever required.

"Players adapt to the situation very quickly and I don't think there would be any negative impact on players because of limited-overs cricket," Jadeja said after his team Gujarat Lions' seven-wicket win over Rising Pune Super Giants here.

The Lions' chased down a competitive 164 with Brendon McCullum (49) and Aaron Finch (50) being the star performers with the bat.

"Finch and McCullum are power-hitters and they gave us a flying start by adding 85 runs in less then nine overs that eased the pressure on the middle-order batsmen," Jadeja said.

Finch and McCullum notched up 85 runs for the opening wicket. Finch made 50 off 36 balls with seven fours and two sixes while McCullum scored a 31-ball 49 with three fours and three sixes.

Jadeja said the openers made sure that there was no need to go for big shots.

"After getting a flying start from the openers, there was no need to go for a big shots," Jadeja said.


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