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Jadeja 'trying to vary lengths and deliveries'

May 07, 2014 10:15 IST

Jadeja 'trying to vary lengths and deliveries'

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Ravindra Jadeja is consistently performing with the ball for Chennai Super Kings. The all-rounder says his mantra to success is simple: bowl in good areas and mix up the deliveries.

He feels a bowler must always adjust according to the given conditions.

"If the ball is turning then that is one way of bowling, and if there is no turn then it is a different ball game.

"I try to bowl dot balls and bowl in the good areas and mix my deliveries. Vary the pace and at times bowl outside the off-stump," he explained.

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'My effort was to bowl where the batsman can't hit the big shots'

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Jadeja was the most economical bowler, with figures of 4-0-23-1, for the Super Kings against Delhi Daredevils, who ended up posting a competitive 178 for five.

Although he conceded 13 runs in his second over, the left-arm spinner dismissed Murali Vijay when handed the ball again and bowled a miserly second spell.

"After giving away those runs in the second over I was only thinking about not bowling any loose deliveries in my next over. From the end I was bowling it had a shorter boundary," Jadeja told the IPL's official website.

"This is T20 cricket and they were going to take their chances. I was thinking of not bowling to their strength. My effort was to try and bowl where the batsman can't hit the big shots and, luckily, I was able to bowl in the right areas."

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Rain and dew were a big factor

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Speaking about the dismissal of Vijay, Jadeja said: "He hits well over midwicket and mid-on in the slog overs so I thought of bowling to him outside off-stump. If he hits a good shot then there is nothing much I can do."

Jadeja said the Super Kings were expecting to restrict Daredevils to 160-165.

"When DD were 108 for three and lost a couple of wickets at the score of 120, we thought of restricting them to 160-165 runs. We also knew that the boundary is a bit small and there is dew, and it was drizzling also, so we would benefit while chasing," he said.

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'Working hard in nets'

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The Super Kings' top-order is having a dream run at the ongoing IPL-7, but Jadeja says he is prepared to score some quick runs when he is needed to.

"I put in extra time in the nets. Considering that there could be a situation where I am needed to score 15-17 runs off the last over, I should be ready."


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