1:22 AM GMTSaurabh SomaniCloseSaurabh Somani is an assistant editor at ESPNcricinfoFacebookTwitterFacebook MessengerPinterestEmailprint”I’m not sure he’s missed training since we’ve been here.” – Stephen Fleming, the Chennai Super Kings coach, on Ravindra Jadeja.”I was hitting well in the nets also so I just kept thinking of that, that how I’m hitting in the nets and I was hoping to do it in the match.” – Jadeja after his innings of 31* off 11 balls to win a last-ball thriller against the Kolkata Knight Riders.Hitting the ball well while training while not having missed a single training session in the two months that the Super Kings have been in the UAE is a lot of balls hit well. IPL 2020 hasn’t gone the way the Super Kings had planned, but it has heralded the arrival of Jadeja the batsman in the shortest format.In the past three years, he had already lifted his Test batting to have numbers specialist batsmen would be happy with, averaging 48.61 over 24 matches. But, in the shortest format, Jadeja’s batting had never reached those heights on any consistent basis. Before this tournament, his IPL batting average (24.08) and strike rate (122.66) were fairly ordinary.This year, those numbers… Read full this story
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