India found a perfect bowling all-rounder in Jadeja: Mahendra Singh Dhoni

India skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni today said the team had found a "perfect" bowling all-rounder in Ravindra Jadeja, who once again produced a spirited show to help the hosts comfortably beat England by seven wickets in the third ODI here.

Dhoni said India were struggling for a bowling all-rounder with the only option being Irfan Pathan, but in Jadeja the team had found a suitable answer.

"He (Jadeja) is definitely someone who is giving us that balance. In that way, Jadeja is the perfect person to have," Dhoni said.

"We have been struggling with the bowling all-rounder. Irfan is the only one that we have got.

"Before the new rules were introduced, we used to rely on Yuvraj Singh and other part timers to get over with the 10 overs. But with the new rule, Yuvi will need a bit more time to settle down as a bowler."

Dhoni, however, refused to put extra pressure on Jadeja as a batsman and said the team's top-order needs to perform.

"He can bat a bit, but at the same time, we don't want to expose him too much right now. The top-order needs to perform and he bats at No 7 for us.

"We have seen glimpses of him who can really take on the bowlers. It does not matter if you're quickie or a spinner," he said.

Dhoni further said the team's support staff was working on Jadeja's batting.

Terming him as a good prospect, Dhoni said: "We just need to keep faith in him and hope he will get better and better. Bowling wise he's quite settled, it's the batting department that we need to work on. He is also an excellent fielder.

"We are working on his batting. The more games he play, the better he gets. He has got lot of confidence in the last few games. The seniors will have to tell him what needs to be done," Dhoni said.

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