Leading Team India is great opportunity : Jadeja

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Kochi, Sep 22 (UNI) Former Indian cricketer Ajay Jadeja today said captaining Team India should be taken as a great opportunity even with its accompanying pressure to bring results.

Talking to reporters here, Jadeja said, '' Event hough captaining India was a pressure cooker job, it should be taken as a great opportunity. This is the team we need as it has the right combination with a good bench strength,'' he added.

Asked about making Mahendra Singh Dhoni the new ODI captain for the home series against Australia, he said, '' It is too early to judge him. But from the performance in the T20 World Cup in South Africa, it is clear that the team is on a high and the happy days are back.'' On the formation of Indian Cricket League (ICL), he said it would usher in a 'competition' but reiterated that the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) was the sole cricketing body in the country.

He said, '' ICL would propel a competition in Indian cricket but we have to wait and see whether the tall promises of the league are really fulfilled.'' India's efforts to enter the semi-finals of the T20 World Cup after beating the mighty South Africans was commendable and the team also had a great chance to win the Cup, Jadeja said.

Jadeja said Sreesanth was developing into a good bowler and would bring laurels to the country in future.


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