India's starting XI for Kedar Jadhav's ODI debut


Kedar Jadhav today announced his retirement from all formats of cricket. The all-rounder was known for his crucial batting in the middle order and also for his part-time spin which helped India a lot, especially in 2018 and 2019.

He represented India in the 2018 Asia Cup as well as the 2019 ODI World Cup. Although he continued to play in the IPL, Jadhav did not get an opportunity to play for India after 2020. Following his retirement, here is a look at India's starting XI since his ODI debut and where it stands now.

Supporting act – Ajinkya Rahane and Rohit Sharma

Mumbai-based duo Ajinkya Rahane and Rohit Sharma opened the batting in this match, the fifth ODI of a bilateral series against Sri Lanka at Ranchi in 2014. Both openers failed to score. Both are still active in all formats, with Sharma being India's captain.

Middle order – Ambati Rayudu, Virat Kohli, Robin Uthappa, Kedar Jadhav and Stuart Binny

Ambati Rayudu scored a superb half-century in this match while Virat Kohli scored a match-winning hundred. Robin Uthappa managed just 19 runs while Jadhav scored 20 runs off 24 balls on his debut. Stuart Binny scored 12 runs and took one wicket.

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Rayudu, Uthappa, Binny and Jadhav have now retired. Uthappa, Rayudu and Jadhav have even tried their luck as commentators. Kohli is now one of the best batsmen in the world.

Bowlers – Axar Patel, Karn Sharma, Ravichandran Ashwin and Dhawal Kulkarni

India played with only one specialist fast bowler in this match. Dhawal Kulkarni opened the bowling for the home team and finished with figures of 3/57 in eight overs. Karn Sharma remained wicketless while Ashwin and Axar Patel took two wickets each.

Axar will play in the upcoming T20 World Cup while Ashwin is a first-choice player for India in Tests. Sharma is still active in domestic cricket and IPL but Kulkarni has retired.

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