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Ajay Jadeja      

Full name Ajaysinhji Jadeja

Born February 1, 1971, Jamnagar, Gujarat

Current age 43 years 175 days

Major teams India, Delhi, Haryana, Jammu & Kashmir, Rajasthan Cricket Association President's XI

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm medium

Relation Uncle - KS Chatrapalsinhji

Ajaysinhji Jadeja
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 15 24 2 576 96 26.18 1463 39.37 0 4 62 3 5 0
ODIs 196 179 36 5359 119 37.47 7677 69.80 6 30 366 85 59 0
First-class 111 174 24 8100 264 54.00 20 40 74 0
List A 291 271 52 8304 119 37.91 11 48 91 1
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 15 - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs 196 52 1248 1094 20 3/3 3/3 54.70 5.25 62.4 0 0 0
First-class 111 4703 2140 54 4/37 39.62 2.73 87.0 0 0
List A 291 2680 2258 49 3/3 3/3 46.08 5.05 54.6 0 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut South Africa v India at Durban, Nov 13-17, 1992 scorecard
Last Test India v South Africa at Mumbai, Feb 24-26, 2000 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut India v Sri Lanka at Mackay, Feb 28, 1992 scorecard
Last ODI India v Pakistan at Dhaka, Jun 3, 2000 scorecard
ODI statistics
First-class debut 1988/89
Last First-class Vidarbha v Haryana at Nagpur, Nov 7-10, 2013 scorecard
List A debut 1988/89
Last List A Madhya Pradesh v Rajasthan at Jaipur, Feb 10, 2006 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
33, 7 Haryana v Vidarbha Nagpur 7 Nov 2013 FC
14, 0 Haryana v Mumbai Rohtak 27 Oct 2013 FC
0*, 1c/0s India v Australia Kowloon 28 Oct 2007 Other OD
0, 0c/0s India v England Kowloon 27 Oct 2007 Other OD
31*, 0c/0s India v New Zealand Kowloon 27 Oct 2007 Other OD
41, 0/31, 25* Rajasthan v Bengal Kolkata 10 Jan 2007 FC
5, 0/25, 70 Rajasthan v Mumbai Mumbai 2 Jan 2007 FC
2/28, 15 Rajasthan v Hyderabad Jaipur 1 Dec 2006 FC
6, 0/2, 13, 1/8 Rajasthan v Gujarat Ahmedabad 23 Nov 2006 FC
19* Raj Pres XI v Pakistanis Jaipur 14 Oct 2006 Other
Profile

Cricinfo overview
An exuberant batsman, and an incorrigible charmer off the field, Ajay Jadeja entered international cricket with an infectious effervescence that won hearts and matches - but left behind an eerie trail of bookmaker connections and unanswered questions. A protégé of Kapil Dev, Jadeja's natural athleticism, energetic running between wickets, audacious big-hitting and winning smile were made for the floodlit age. His bustling, street-smart batsmanship in the middle and closing overs swung many one-dayers India's way, none more emphatically than the 1996 World Cup quarter-final against Pakistan, when he blasted 45 off 25 balls. But his obvious vulnerability against genuine pace and swing restricted his Test appearances to 15, and his career was halted in December 2000 by a five-year ban following damaging, though inconclusive, findings in a CBI inquiry on match-fixing. While Jadeja contested the ban, he found an even more glamorous vocation meanwhile: acting. In November 2004 his plea seeking permission to play international cricket was dismissed by the Delhi High Court after no one appeared on his behalf when the petition was taken up for hearing. However, a Division Bench subsequently permitted him to play domestic cricket and Jadeja returned to Delhi, where he was made captain. In September 2005 he took on a double role as captain and coach of Rajasthan. He also dabbles in cricket commentary. Cricinfo staff (October 2007)

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Aug 15, 2009

Ajay Jadeja looks for maximum, Interlaken, August 15, 2009

Ajay Jadeja looks for maximum

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Aug 15, 2009

Aunshuman Gaekwad, Ajay Jadeja and Sandeep Patil assess the conditions, Interlaken, August 15, 2009

Aunshuman Gaekwad, Ajay Jadeja and Sandeep Patil assess the conditions

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Nov 29, 2005

Wasim Akram and Ajay Jadeja pose with seven contestants at the announcement of India's first reality cricket TV series

Wasim Akram and Ajay Jadeja pose with seven contestants

© AFP

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