Matthew Hayden compared Shadab Khan to Ravindra Jadeja: Pakistan’s star all-rounder Shadab Khan has been performing brilliantly in limited overs cricket for some time now. Shadab is also a great explosive batsman along with his leg spin and is also an excellent fielder. In view of this, Matthew Hayden, former Australian veteran batsman and who was with the Pakistan team for some time, compared Shadab Khan to Ravindra Jadeja and described him as a 3D cricketer.
Hayden believes that Shadab is also an all-rounder like Jadeja. He says that both can be compared because both are three-dimensional cricketers.
In fact, in a conversation with Star Sports, Matthew Hayden was asked to choose Pakistan’s main spinner for the 2023 ODI World Cup. In response, Hayden said, “Shadab Khan is a great player. He is a three-dimensional cricketer like India’s Ravindra Jadeja.”
He further said, “Shadab is a great hitter with the ball as well as the bat. While he has variations in bowling, he is also a great fielder. Most importantly, you win the World Cup with the efforts of the fielders.”
Hayden further said, “Fielding is something that not everyone notes. But fielding makes a big difference in the tournament. Whether it is catching a boundary at the time of pressure or running out an important player, it is all like this.” There are things that make a big difference.”
Statistics of Jadeja and Shadab in limited overs cricket
Shadab Khan has played 56 ODIs and 92 T20 Internationals for Pakistan so far. In ODIs, Shadab Khan has scored 681 runs at an average of 29. Apart from this, he has taken 73 wickets. At the same time, he has 569 runs and 104 wickets in T20 International.
On the other hand, Ravindra Jadeja has 457 runs and 51 wickets in 64 T20 International matches. Apart from this, Jadeja has 191 wickets and 2526 runs in 174 ODIs. Jadeja has not yet scored a half-century in T20 International. At the same time, Shadab has scored a half-century.