Jonassen studies Jadeja ahead of India Test challenge

Jonassen studies Jadeja ahead of India Test challenge

Left-arm spinner Jess Jonassen has been closely studying master of the art Ravindra Jadeja ahead of Australia’s Test against India next month.

India will host Australia from December 21 in Mumbai, for the first time in a test at home since 1984and Jonassen, 31, is leaving no stone unturned in his quest to make the most of the opportunity.

Jonassen was named for Australia, along with fellow spinners Ashleigh Gardner, Alana King and Georgia Wareham, in the squad for the three-format tour that will also include three ODIs and T20Is.

Indian left-arm spinner Jadeja is a regular for India and Jonassen is a student of his cunning ways.

“Jadeja has just got incredible control of his pace at the same length. His ability to beat both sides of the bat is probably second to none,” Jonassen told AAP. “That’s something I hope to emulate when he gets to India. Hopefully he can have some spells like he had in his Test career.

“I used to watch a lot [former New Zealand spinner] Dan Vettori, but in the current climate, Jadeja is the player I’m looking for. I’ve been watching him at the 50-over World Cup in India.

“It’s a little different in the sense that [the men] bowling a little bit faster than us, but in some ways it’s still very similar to what I’m trying to execute and achieve.”

Jonassen acknowledged that competition for spinning spots on the tour would be intense, but he is enjoying the challenge.

“Whenever [selection] “When it becomes official, it’s always exciting and enjoyable and I’m so proud to be a part of such a historic journey,” she said. “We have some really talented spinners in the team and we are all going to lick our lips to get the nod.

“Ultimately the balance of the team will dictate. We will be closely monitoring the India-England Test match which will take place about a week before ours at the same venue in Mumbai. That will give us an idea of ​​the conditions that may arise “. be like for our game.”

Jonassen had not taken a wicket in three WBBL games before the clash with the Hurricanes, but found his rhythm and confidence in his best return of the season so far.

“I was very clear about the role I wanted to play and the impact I wanted to have,” he said. “I haven’t felt like I’ve been bowling that badly, apart from a couple of games. The wickets just weren’t necessarily there. This game…they were.”