Rajkot: Indian all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja, who will be pitted against his former Chennai Super Kings skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni in the Indian Premier League (IPL), believes bowling to India's limited overs captain will be a big challenge.

Ravindra Jadeja. Pic/PTI, AFP
Ravindra Jadeja. Pic/PTI, AFP

Dhoni and Jadeja were playing for CSK but after yesterday's IPL draft, the Indian wicketkeeper-batsman will head to Pune while the left-arm spinner will move to Rajkot, his home-side for the ninth edition of the T20 League.

When asked about his feeling to bowl against Dhoni, the left-handed all-rounder said, "It's a big challenge to bowl against Dhoni, particularly in shorter version of the game, as Dhoni has proved himself as a best finisher of the game, but I will do my level best to perform well".

The 27-year-old cricketer also hopes to play to his potential in the cash-rich league, which commences on April 9 at Wankhede stadium in Mumbai.

"It's a different kind of feeling which can not be expressed while playing for home team and I hope that I would be doing well in the IPL," he said.

"I have been selected in the Rajkot team as a good player and there is a chance for me to go further if I could play good cricket in coming IPL season," said Jadeja, who initially played for Rajasthan Royals.