India’s Ravindra Jadeja on Tuesday led the home facet Saurashtra of their Elite Crew B Ranji Trophy tournament after making a comeback to aggressive cricket. Jadeja, who used to be out of motion for nearly 6 months, bowled 17 overs at the opening day of the tournament in opposition to Tamil Nadu. Alternatively, the left-arm spinner remained wicketless on Day 1.
Within the presence of nationwide selector Sridharan Sharath, who used to be observed speaking to Jadeja after the primary day’s play, the big name left-arm spinner’s health used to be put to check forward of the Australia Take a look at collection. He ended the day without any for 36. Jadeja is main Saurashtra of their closing crew league tournament with Cheteshwar Pujara and common captain Jaydev Unadkat rested forward of the marquee four-match rubber, starting at Nagpur on February 9.
The all-rounder, who pulled out after injuring his knee all through the Asia Cup closing September, may be a part of the Indian squad for the primary two Checks however his inclusion within the 17-man squad is topic to health. Opting to bat, Tamil Nadu misplaced the wicket of Narayan Jagadeesan in the second one over of the day.
However thereafter, opener Sai Sudharsan, twins Baba Aparajith and Baba Indrajith steadied the send with similar rankings of 45. Indrajith remained unbeaten with Vijay Shankar giving him corporate on 11 on the different finish. At CCI, Maharashtra rode on Kedar Jadhav‘s 2d century in 5 innings to conquer an early scare and put up 314 for 6 in opposition to Mumbai.
Maharashtra misplaced Pavan Shah earlier than they may open their account whilst there No.3, Naushad Shaikh, additionally fell affordably for 12 with the workforce’s rating studying 23/2. However Jadhav salvaged his facet along with his 128 from 168 balls (18×4, 1×6) and a 105-run partnership with Siddhesh Veer (48). Veer, then again, may no longer get to his fifty and used to be disregarded by means of Shams Mulani earlier than they misplaced Ankit Bawne for the addition of only one run. Jadhav, even though, persisted strongly on the different finish. After Jadhav’s departure, Saurabh Nawale produced a nice rearguard motion at No.7, scoring a gritty 56 no longer out.