India all-rounder Jadeja could reach a significant personal milestone when India takes on Sri Lanka in the second Test (D/N). Which begins on Saturday at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru.
Jadeja, who will play his 59th Test for India, is nine wickets away from completing 250 wickets in the game’s longest format.
If Jadeja takes nine or more wickets against Sri Lanka in the day-night Test. He will become the third fastest Indian to achieve this feat, trailing only Ravichandran Ashwin and Anil Kumble.
Last week, Jadeja starred with an all-round performance as India defeated Sri Lanka to take a 1-0 series lead.
R. Jadeja returned figures of 5/41 and 4/46 after smashing an unbeaten 175 in the first innings.
As a result, Jadeja surpassed West Indies’ Jason Holder to take the top spot in the ICC Test all-rounder rankings.
India vs. Sri Lanka: Jadeja Sees a Major Milestone During Day-Night Test In Bengaluru
Meanwhile, Axar Patel, who replaced Kuldeep Yadav in India’s second Test squad, is six wickets away from reaching 100 international scalps (36 Tests, 45 ODIs and 13 T20Is).
Axar, who has impressed in his previous Test appearances, could replace Jayant Yadav in the Indian team.
The Rohit Sharma-led side will look to wrap up the two-match series. Having won the first Test by an innings and 222 runs last week in Mohali.
India has never lost a home Test against Sri Lanka and will look to keep that record intact and complete a clean sweep.
The hosts also have a perfect record in home day-night Tests, having won both previous pink-ball Tests against Bangladesh and England.