Mohali: Ravindra Jadeja has been riding a crest since the series against Australia.
Before his wicket-taking haul in the Border-Gavaskar Trophy, he was dismissed primarily as a bowler for the shorter formats.
But Jadeja was quick to adapt to the whites and is now back to the Twenty20s, that gave him initial recognition.
“There is not much that you change in your bowling, but both are different formats- Tests and Twenty20s. You have to discuss within the team and make strategies about how and what to bowl,” Jadeja said.
“In Twenty20, there isn’t much time to think on the field with just four overs to bowl. One has to plan for a batsman keeping in mind his areas of weakness and strengths and then execute it,” said the all-rounder.
Though Super Kings lost their first match, Jadeja said they were not thinking too much about it. “Although we lost the match, we fought hard. Mahi bhai played a very good innings to take the game into the last over. This is a long tournament and it is too early to say anything.”
Meanwhile, Kings XI captain Adam Gilchrist said the challenge for them would be to maintain the momentum.
“It is such a long season. Any team can fly at the start and stumble through the middle. Darren (Lehman) brings a lot of experience and focus, may be which I could not bring in my dual role (captain and coach) last year."
“It’s very early. We had a great result in the first game. We ticked all the boxes and now is the challenge to maintain it,” he said.
Reproduced From Mail Today. Copyright 2013. MTNPL. All rights reserved.