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Kedar Jadhav: Man with the golden arm

India Today logo India Today 23-10-2016

Kedar Jadhav is turning out to be the man with the 'golden arm' in the ongoing ODI series against New Zealand with captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni throwing the ball to him ahead of the regular spinners - Amit Mishra and Axar Patel.

Jadhav was included in the ODI squad as a batsman but his gentle off-spin has done wonders and he has sensibly played the job of the fifth bowler.

Before the start of this series, Jadhav only had one first-class wicket and four List A wickets.

However, now having played in 10 ODIs, the Maharashtra cricketer has six wickets in his bag.

In the first one-dayer in Dharamsala, Jadhav picked up two wickets, followed it up with one in Delhi and then in Mohali with figures of 3/29.

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In the third ODI, he got the big wicket of Kane Williamson (22) trapped lbw, who was looking dangerous and could have taken the game away from India.

Coming back for his second spell, Jadhav also dismissed a well-settled Tom Latham (61) and Corey Anderson (6).

However, New Zealand were rescued by James Neesham and Matt Henry, who scored 84 runs for the ninth wicket to power them to 285.

Jadhav has been a run-machine at the domestic level, having scored 4707 runs at an average of 45.69 with 12 hundreds and 18 fifties.

Jadhav, with little opportunities in limited-overs cricket, has scored an ODI century and a T20I half-century.

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