first_imgRavindra Jadeja made a spectacular return to the ODI format and immediately made an impact with figures of 4 for 29 off 10 overs as India dominated Bangladesh in their Super 4 match at the Asia Cup.India vs Bangladesh: Live ScoreJadeja had fallen out of favour after the tour of West Indies as India focussed on the wrist spin duo of Yuzvendra Chahal and Kuldeep Yadav.Both Kuldeep and Chahal cemented their berths in the shorter formats after a sensational tour of South Africa where they combined to take 33 wickets in the six-match ODI series. However, Jadeja found an opening when Axar Patel (along with Hardik Pandya and Shardul Thakur) were ruled out of the Asia Cup because of injuries.Against Bangladesh, Jadeja replaced Pandya and spun a web around Bangladesh’s batsmen.Jadeja’s last appearance in an ODI jersey for India came against West Indies at Sabina Park on July 6 in 2017.Jadeja had also played the last Test of the five-match series against England and impressed with the bat, scoring 86 not out. and picked up seven wickets in the match. Before this, Ravindra Jadeja last played a ODI in June 2017 against Pakistan in the Champions League final (AP Photo)On Friday, Jadeja started off with an expensive first over but picked up the key wicket of Shakib al Hasan. He then proceeded to snare Mohammad Mithun, Mushfiqur Rahim and Mosaddek Hossain. Jadeja’s regular blows meant Bangladesh could never really settle down. Like always, he bowled his overs quickly and he was accurate, rarely letting the batsmen break free.advertisementHere’s a look at Jadeja’s four wickets in the match:9.4 Overs: R Jadeja to Al Hasan, OUT! Gone this time! Poor cricket from Shakib. On the previous boundary, the ball had travelled aerially through square leg. And then, Rohit placed a man exactly at square leg. Shakib again repeated his last shot. Only this was tossed a bit wider outside off. Shakib had to reach out, to try and fetch that. He aimed to go over square leg but instead, handed a simple catch to Shikhar Dhawan. Bangladesh in deep, deep trouble.15.4 Overs: R Jadeja to M Mithun, OUT! Pad first it is and Mithun is a goner! Plumb LBW. The straight ball, as is always from Jaddu, Mithun looked to defend but got hit on the pads. The ball seemed to hit the bat and pad at the same time. Jadeja appealed, in fact, he was the lone one appealing as Dhoni was not too sure. The umpire thought for a while and then raised his finger. The two batsmen got together, had a small chat and then referred it upstairs. There was an element of doubt with the ball hitting the bat and the pad at the same time but eventually, after a few replays, the third umpire went with the pad first call. Looking further, Hawk Eye shows three reds and Mithun has to depart. Another stand which was looking a bit threatening has been dislodged.17.6 Overs: R Jadeja to M Rahim, OUT! Caught! Half the side is down and Bangladesh, Bangladesh, Bangladesh – are going down very badly. One of their best batsman is gone. Full and outside off, Rahim brings out the reverse sweep but can only hit it as far as short third man. Yuzvendra Chahal leaps and takes it nicely. 5th wicket down in 18 overs.33.2 Overs: R Jadeja to M Hossain, OUT! Another one bites the dust! Mosaddek’s sluggish knock comes to an end. Jadeja meanwhile is having a ball out there, gets a 4-fer to his name. He tosses this one up and drags his length back this time. Hossain kneels on one knee and tries to slog sweep it across but he is nowhere near the pitch of the ball. The ball turns away and takes the top edge of his bat. Dhoni behind the stumps is safe as a house.Jadeja’s poor form with the ball had prompted him to be dropped from the Indian ODI setup, especially after the ICC Champions Trophy back in early 2017. The introduction of the ‘Spin Twins’ – Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal – had marked a shift in the team policy when it came to choosing spin.After Jadeja was announced as Pandya’s replacement, Ajit Agarkar had raised his concerns saying he would have preffered someone like Krunal Pandya.”I can’t quite understand Ravindra Jadeja selection, to be honest. It was a nice opportunity for the selectors to bring someone like Krunal Pandya. He seems to be doing okay in List A cricket and Vijay Hazare Trophy. For Jadeja, is the captain confident enough to bowl him 10 overs on flat conditions? That is the reason he went out of the team for he was no longer effective enough, nor getting wickets. Krunal Pandya is a better batsman. Jadeja has got abilities, but you wouldn’t bat him in top six.”advertisementAnd with the injury to Pandya, Jadeja returned to show exactly what the 29-year-old from Saurashtra is made off.last_img read more