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Glenn Maxwell vs Ravindra Jadeja, an intriguing T20 match-up

Ravindra Jadeja has had the wood over Glen Maxwell in the IPL.

The big-ticket match-up

Jadeja has dismissed Maxwell 6 times which is the most by any bowler against the Australian batter. Amit Mishra and JaspritBumrah have got Maxwell 5 times each as well.

The talked about match-up was on show once again in the 22nd match of IPL 2022.

Chennai Super Kings had lost each of the first 4 games and were desperately looking for a victory when they ran into RCB. The team batted first and posted a mammoth total of 206.

Jadeja’s last laugh

The score came courtesy of brilliant knocks from Robin Uthappa and Shivam Dube who added 165 runs for the third wicket. In reply, RCB were not able to gain any momentum from the beginning and lost four wickets within just 50 runs.

The last of those was Glenn Maxwell who was looking on a different plane altogether, having smashed 26 of just 11 deliveries with 2 fours and 2 sixes, going at a strike rate of 236.

However, he was then trapped by a familiar foe Ravindra Jadeja who made use of the spin on offer and cleaned him up to give Chennai a clear advantage.

Jadeja’s thoughts

Captain Ravindra Jadeja said after the win:

“First of all, this is the first victory as a captain ever. I would like to dedicate it to my wife and also the team because the first victory is always special. Previous four games, we couldn’t cross the line. But as a team, we came good. As a batting unit, everybody did a good job. Robbie and Shivam batted brilliantly. The bowlers contributed with the ball as well. Our management doesn’t put pressure on me, they are relaxed, they always come to me and motivate me.”

“As a captain, I am still picking the brains of the senior players. Mahi bhai is there, I always go to him and discuss. Moulding into a new role, it’ll take time to get things going. I am still learning and trying to get better with each game. We have plenty of experience in our dressing room. Experience comes into play, we don’t panic early. We try to keep ourselves calm, we back ourselves and we look to play positive cricket. We’ll look to push hard, we’ve got the momentum, we’ll try and continue the momentum.”

Saksham Mishra

Justifying hours of watching sports by scribbling down a few logical lines that might just about hold your interest. Was not talented enough to make it as a professional cricketer, so the next best logical option was to enroll in a Mass Communication course, and write about sports instead. Because, what else is there to write about in this world, right?
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