Australia News – Jess Jonassen studies Ravindra Jadeja ahead of India Test challenge – LSB

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Left-arm spinner Jess Jonassen has been 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 home Test since 1984, and 31-year-old Jonassen is leaving no stone unturned as she looks to make the most of the opportunity.

Jonassen has been named for Australia – along with fellow spinners Ashley Gardner, Alana King and Georgia Wareham – in the squad for the tri-format tour which will also include three ODIs and two T20Is.

Jadeja, the Indian left-arm pacer, is one of the regular visitors to India and Jonassen is a student of his wily ways.

“Jadeja has just got amazing control of his pace at the same length. His ability to get on both sides of the bat is probably unparalleled,” Jonassen told AAP. “That’s something I hope to emulate myself when I get to India. Hopefully I can have some spells like he did in his Test career.

“I was watching a lot [former New Zealand spinner] Dan Vettori But in the current climate Jadeja is the player I look up to. I was watching him at the 50th World Cup in India.

“It’s a little different in the sense of that [the men] “It was a little faster than what we’re doing but in some ways it’s still very similar to what I’m trying to implement and achieve.”

Jonassen admitted that competition for the round’s rotating spots will be intense, but he is enjoying the challenge

“When [selection] “When it becomes official, it’s always exciting and always nice and I’m really proud to be a part of this historic journey,” she said. “We have some really talented players in the team and we will all be licking our lips for the award.” gesture.

“Ultimately, it is the balance of the team that will determine that. We will be closely monitoring the Test match between India and England which will be a week or so before our match at the same stadium in Mumbai. This will give us an idea of ​​what conditions might be like for our game.”

Jonassen had not taken a wicket in three WBBL matches before facing the Hurricanes but has found her rhythm and confidence in her best comeback of the season so far.

“I was really clear about the role I wanted to play and the impact I wanted to make,” she said. “I didn’t feel like I was bowling too badly, except for a couple of matches. The wickets weren’t necessarily there. This game… they were.”

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