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Jadeja jumps to No. 1 in ODI bowling rankings

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August 4, 2013

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Ravindra Jadeja is all smiles after picking a wicket, India v Sri Lanka, tri-series final, Port-of-Spain, July 11, 2013
Ravindra Jadeja is the fourth Indian to top the bowlers' ODI rankings © AFP
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Ravindra Jadeja has topped the ICC bowlers' rankings in ODIs, level with West Indies spinner Sunil Narine, after jumping four places.

Jadeja is the first India bowler to top the rankings since Anil Kumble, who topped the table in 1996, and is the fourth India bowler to do so, Kapil Dev and Maninder Singh being the others.

Jadeja took five wickets from five matches in the ODI series against Zimbabwe and is the leading wicket-taker this year with 38 wickets from 22 matches at 18.86. He also topped the wicket-takers list in the Champions Trophy with 12 wickets from five matches, and was named Man of the Match in the final against England. His team-mate Amit Mishra rocketed 47 places to 32nd spot after claiming 18 wickets against Zimbabwe in the bilateral series.

Sri Lanka batsman Kumar Sangakkara, who is ranked third after Hashim Amla and AB de Villiers, equalled his career-high ranking in the batting list. Sangakkara, the leading run-scorer in the ODI series against South Africa with 372 runs at an average of 93, was last ranked third in 2005. Tillakaratne Dilshan gained two places and is now at the sixth spot. He scored 273 runs in the series and was second in the list of leading run-scorers.

Meanwhile, India strengthened their position at the top of the ODI rankings after their 5-0 win even though it earned them just one rating point. Australia are ranked second, nine rating points behind India. Sri Lanka and South Africa swapped places and Sri Lanka are now ranked fourth, six rating points ahead of South Africa.

The updated rankings were released after India's 5-0 series win against Zimbabwe and Sri Lanka's 4-1 series win against South Africa at home.

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Posted by humdrum on (August 11, 2013, 9:12 GMT)

@Al_Bundy1:yes,indeed.The same likeness in mannerisms and ability can be observed when comparing Greg Matthews in that era and Swann today.Except that the achievements of Matthews are beter in qualitative terms.

Posted by mahi678 on (August 9, 2013, 8:10 GMT)

@Imran Bhatt, what you want jadeja to do? bowl as fast as akhtar? turn the ball like sharne warne do? or may a few double centuries in ODIs? that too in 20-20 pace? all wanted is results. no matter how fast u bowl or how far u turn. h comes to bat at 7. so very few chances to get. yet still he maintained good avg with bat.

@mani86, u said right because jadeja fielding is good, bolws cleverly and reliable bowler.

@ all haters: may be u r doing good job. otherwise indian players would got away with thier past success and take things lightly and could not keep up the performance. please continue basting with your criticism.

Posted by bittoo01 on (August 8, 2013, 8:55 GMT)

Mr Imran Bhatt. Ajmal has slipped in recent months because Ajmal and his team have been, lets face it very poor. Ranking are over 4 years and the fact that Ajmal has been playing for most of those and jadeja has not is saying something about Ajmal. Ranking don't lie.

Just to let you know there is no moment of silence, only from your team because we have Dhoni and you have Misbah.

I rest my case

Posted by Al_Bundy1 on (August 7, 2013, 21:25 GMT)

Jadeja reminds me of another cricketer from previous generation - Shastri. All style, no substance.

Posted by AzAb12754 on (August 7, 2013, 9:47 GMT)

@realfan:- lol Jadeja has played 22 ODI matches this year and Shakib only a mere 3 and still Jadeja cannot ovetake him as number 1 :P I hope you haven't forgotten how Shakib destroyed your Indian team the last time they met :P we all know who is the best

Posted by CricketChat on (August 6, 2013, 12:52 GMT)

Jadeja is like a fresh breath of air for Ind team already on the rise after dumping non-performing seniors. One can only hope he wouldn't let his success get to his head and he remains level headed. Dhoni's help in turning his fortunes can't be ignored.

Posted by bittoo01 on (August 6, 2013, 10:47 GMT)

Everyone has a bee in their bonnet about how rankings are worked out. Everyone criticized Jedeja that he will struggle abroad and not only was he the highest wicket taker in the CT 2013 made some decent contributions with the bat. He also played well in both Celkon cups.

He is number 1 in the ODI rankings because he plays the basics well and over the the ranking period deserves it. He will soon be number 1 in the all rounder division. India deserved to be number 1 and so do a lot of their players, it suits a lot of people to criticise when when their team is not on top but lets give credit to Team India and their captain. They have no control over how the rankings are worked out, all they can do is win and that is what they have been doing, hence Number 1.

Posted by ThatsJustCricket on (August 6, 2013, 10:27 GMT)

All the folks claiming here that Jadeja will fail miserably in SA tests, may be he will, may be he won't. But whether or not he fails in a different format in future, that has got nothing to do with the fact that he has done exceptionally well for the past few months in ODIs. why is that so difficult to digest?

Posted by   on (August 6, 2013, 10:25 GMT)

SAEED AJMAL:(LAST 5 ODIs) vs WI 47 Overs 206 Runs 8 Wickets

RAVINDER JADEJA:(LAST 5 ODIs) Vs ZIM 49 Overs 172 Runs 5 Wickets

Now if JADEJA is No 1 Bowler on this Performance against ‪#‎10th‬ Ranked Team than Ajmal Hav to be on 2nd Place after this Performance against WI

A Moment of Silence for "RELIANCE" ICC RANKING !

Posted by realfan on (August 6, 2013, 9:25 GMT)

@imran bhatt : mohd hafeez who has got ONLY 102 wickets in 126 matches ( not even 1 wicket per match ) with an avg of 34 and strike rate of 52 is rated above than dale styne who got 102 wickets in 76 matches with avg of 29 and strike rate of 35....

care to explain how???? get a life.... you folks never understand what ranking is based on.... to much for your favoritism....

Posted by ramz30380 on (August 6, 2013, 9:24 GMT)

@vssarma: Wickets talk in any format of the game. A bowler is considered a threat only if he takes wickets not when he restricts the batsmen. A bowler with 3 wkts @ 5 rpo in is any day better than a bowler who is wicketless conceding 4 rpo.

Bajji is not the same man that he was in his primitive years in international cricket. He has lost it fair and square to Ashwin and SRJ. I am not against Bhajji my friend, I wud love to c the bhajji of old times making a comeback. But surely he cannot be the No.1 based on 16 matches played over a period of 3 yrs @ a strike rate of 41.6.

Posted by   on (August 6, 2013, 9:21 GMT)

@samroy - agreed completely. fact india is no2 in tests after losing 8-0 overseas and to england at home only shows how reliable it is. guys like amla and devilliers will be licking their lips when Jadeja tours South Africa.

Posted by jasonpete on (August 6, 2013, 9:04 GMT)

@imran bhatt, Ranking is not calculated by total number of odis played by the player.Its calculated for a certain period of time by (say around 6 months time) taking in to accounts of wickets and economy rate.At the moment jadeja is ahead of Ajmal in the number pf wickets taken,He was the highest wicket taker in champion trophy and got the golden ball.Ajmal fared bad in champion trophy.Even in WI tri series jadeja took many wickets and thus he got more points than others .if you compare Ajmal vs jadeja in last 6 months ,jadeja is ahead of Ajmal in wickets and economy rate.Ranking is not calculated by the total number of odis played by the players but the players success rate and consistency for a certain period of time.

Posted by spot_on on (August 6, 2013, 6:22 GMT)

For ones who ask Jaddu to bowl on Pacy test wickets, he is an ODi specialist and ranks at top in ODIs. Irrelevant to ask him shine in a totally different format. Be sensible you guys. Even Steyn has got hammered in ODIs but Jaddu didn't. He will definitely make a good test bowler. The way he trapped Clarke in the recent series, without much turn and just with deliveries skidding on the pitch. Saffas and Poms will be clueless against this kind of bowling.

Posted by   on (August 6, 2013, 6:15 GMT)

@tanstell87

You are making mistake of comparing ODI's performance with test performance. Harshad K Trivedi is talking about CT 2013 performance & you are with Test. Jadeja is currently no.1 bowler in ODI not in Test. Don't mix the two diff. format. Talking point should be what he done not what will do in TEST.....

@ SamRoy

How do you evaluate Jadeja worser? you haven't justified your statement. Where did stand your example of comparing Amit Mishra with Warne? Don't make your own perceptions as an example to justify point. Be specific.

Posted by Iceman29 on (August 6, 2013, 6:05 GMT)

Its amazing that even after so many dismal performances both in abroad and in home still SL fans boast their team and players as if they have achieved unbelievable things...we all know where SL team stands...and comparing Herath with Ajmal is just ridiculous...Herath is just another overrated average bowler in SL team, his perfromance are only in spin friendly condition....Jadeja was ranked number 1 the same way SL are ranked number 1 in T20...we all know how the so called number 1 team is performing against SA.....

Posted by ReverseSweepIndia on (August 6, 2013, 6:03 GMT)

@Greatest_Game, get a life mate. @kc69 started his comment with "on funny side". This man Jadeja, has been a subject of ridicule way too long. And now he has earned his respect from fans starting from mid way Eng test series but more in ODIs. And Pak fans who are wondering why he rose with Zim series, its not Zim series alon. As far a I know, its PERIOD of time and Jadeja has been performing well in champs trophy, in WI and now in Zim too. That does not make Jadeja batter than Ajmal, but he has outperformed in this PERIOD. And thats it. Ajmal is very good and will sure bounce back to top, but till then its "Sir". Peace.

Posted by SandipManjrekar on (August 6, 2013, 5:53 GMT)

@ Krishna Gopaul

Your comments is hilarious itself since you are comparing RJ with batting all rounders like jacques kallis ,gary sobers ,klusner, symonds and company. RJ will definitely raise his game with the time. He will do better & better against good teams but it should not be overruled his past bowling performance since AUS's tour of IND. Moreover Umar Akmal isn't a great guy who is always in & out of his national team. RJ had played against top teams before Zimbabwe tour. Bowling against zimbabwe batting is not a criteria for his elevation as top rank bowler.

Posted by tanstell87 on (August 6, 2013, 4:51 GMT)

@Harshad K Trivedi - no mate i didn't have memory loss but to a certain extent you did. Jadeja is yet to play test matches in England,South Africa & Australia...if you look at the tracks in England during Champions Trophy they were surprisingly dry which allowed Jadeja & Ashwin to take control in the middle overs although the practice game against Australia & semi final against Sri Lanka were green tracks....i think Jadeja should play ahead of Ashwin in tests against South Africa later this year as Ashwin is of no use on hard wickets,could not pick wickets in Australia last year and only then we will know if Jadeja is real number 1 bowler or not...

Posted by   on (August 5, 2013, 21:24 GMT)

he is good ,make no mistake about it ,but to say that he will be the best allrounder is an insult to the likes of jacques kallis ,gary sobers ,klusner, symonds and company ,he has alot of work to do before he gets there and he isnt there yet ,this was zimbabwe batting he bowled to ,let him play a series in pakistan ,against the likes of umar akmal and then all will be revealed

Posted by   on (August 5, 2013, 19:18 GMT)

Sir has given the much required balance to the side with his accurate and wicket taking bowling and batting as per match situation. In addition to this he is arguably the best fielder in Indian ranks (and among the best in world too) both in deep and close-in positions. He has saved us selection dilemma in test matches too. Now we can always play 3 seamers abroad with Ashwin and Jadeja as our spinners. In subcontinent we can play 3rd seamer or spinner as per pitch conditions. It means we always have 5 bowlers and that gives us that much more chance to win matches. To conclude Sir RAJ is the most important addition to Indian cricket team in recent times. Only thing left to see is whether he gets some triple tons in test matches as he has done for Saurashtra side

Posted by   on (August 5, 2013, 18:39 GMT)

Way to go Jadeja! Another strong reason why Indian cricket team is doing so well.

Posted by   on (August 5, 2013, 18:00 GMT)

Sir ji rockzzzz.....world in shock :)

Posted by king_julien on (August 5, 2013, 17:56 GMT)

When India was no 1 team in tests...everyone was lambasting the rankings..when they were not, the world was back to normal....when Ajmal/Anderson etc were at top the world was normal...now again the rankings are flawed.

Sadly people emotional content is not one of the criterion of the rankings :) .....there can never be a ranking system to satisfy all. Its pure mathematical calculations, devoid of all emotions....whoever performed well recently will be at the top, if its not someone you like so be it....whoever it might be just enjoy his game or move on....

Posted by SamRoy on (August 5, 2013, 17:47 GMT)

@Indian_cricket_fan1 We will look at Jadeja in the long term, Mishra equalled the world record against Zimbabwe. Does that mean he is better Warne? Similarly Narine (who still has a long way to go as a test bowler) is better than Jadeja. And Herath and Ajmal are the two best spinners in the world. Simple as that. MS Dhoni, was a typo, by me. I love MS Dhoni the cricketer, it is his test captaincy that gets my dander up. And Jadeja's triple hundreds won't be of any use if he can't average 25 in test cricket (I think he will struggle to average 20 in SA with the bat as he struggles against quality pace bowling and SA has four quality pacers in Steyn, Philander, Morkel and De Lange. Abbot is over-rated though.).

Posted by android_user on (August 5, 2013, 16:10 GMT)

its good....may he is top all rounder in the world

Posted by nagendra1221 on (August 5, 2013, 15:41 GMT)

@sam roy haha ha ha good joke lol......ms dhoni is the best crickter ever in odi format

Posted by   on (August 5, 2013, 15:31 GMT)

@tanstell87 How can you say he is not tested in England, he proved his worth against England and 6 other Test playing nations in the Champions Trophy or perhaps you had a memory loss ! He was Man of the Match Match against England in the Final and Man of the Series in bowling with the Golden Ball for the series! What more did you miss or did you think it was Swann who got the Golden Ball !

Posted by Indian_cricket_fan1 on (August 5, 2013, 15:14 GMT)

@samroy - u said jadeja is worser than narine,ajmal & herath, then see the difference between SIR JADEJA & other as follows: IN 2013 in 22 matches jadeja took 38 wkts @ avg of 18.86 & econ of 3.78 & SR of 29.9

in 19 matches ajmal took 23 wkts @ avg of 32.30 & econ of 4.53 & SR of 42.7

in 17 matches ajmal took 31 wkts @ avg of 21.58 & econ of 4.27 & SR of 30.3

in 14 matches ajmal took 23 wkts @ avg of 19.17 & econ of 3.80 & SR of 30.2

now,how can u say that jadeja is worser than narine,herath, and ajmal. jadeja also won the MOM in ICC Champions trophy Final & also won the GOLDEN BALL. in Additional he can bat also, he also hit 3 tripple hundred in ranji matches & also good contributor for natinal team. In champions trophy in english condition where pitches are helpfull for fast bowler,though jaddu got highest 12 wkts(now where are narine,herath & ajmal????) SO, "THE SIR RAVINDRASINH ANIRUDHSINH JADEJA IS REAL HERO OF INDIAN TEAM"

Posted by   on (August 5, 2013, 13:24 GMT)

So Sir Jaddu joins an elite group of Great Kapil Dev, Kumble and Maninder....Hats off man... Keep going....God bless...

Posted by android_user on (August 5, 2013, 12:47 GMT)

wah sirji..good going

Posted by   on (August 5, 2013, 12:38 GMT)

congrats jaddduuuuuuuuuu..........keep it alive

Posted by tanstell87 on (August 5, 2013, 12:20 GMT)

@SamRoy - ICC ranks teams on basis of their performance over a period of 4 years...Although England had better of India in last 2 test series...England has been beaten by South Africa twice at home(2008 & 2012)...England could not beat a lowly ranked NZ in NZ early this year...England were beaten by Pakistan 3-0 in UAE too and also they could not win test series vs SL(April 2012)which ended in a draw at 1-1...apart from 8-0 India has done well in every test series over a period of time plus India don't lose at home...the loss to England in a test series came after October 2004...thats why India is ranked above England in test rankings...as far as Jadeja is concerned he is still untested on hard & green tracks of South Africa,England & Australia....hopefully he justifies his top billing !

Posted by SamRoy on (August 5, 2013, 11:38 GMT)

As for the rankings I must say they are heavily biased towards India (extremely) and SL (moderately). I mean how does India still be No. 2 after losing 4-0, 4-0 away and 1-2 at home and above England. England beat India 4-0 at home and 2-1 away and still they are behind India! Great. Also, some of the Indian batsman who are yet to prove themselves away from home like Pujara are in top 10 of ICC Test rankings. MS Dhoni. Jadeja is much worser than Narine and I am not even talking of Ajmal or Herath.

Posted by gsingh7 on (August 5, 2013, 11:38 GMT)

something is not right . jadeja have been declared top bowler in the world by icc but how he got there no one will know. he was only the best bowler in ct2013 which was played in england and where top 8 teams of the world took part.india was already number 1 when they got there. he also was major contributor to india's 3 series wins in last 2 months and he was a consistent performer. but how he got to number 1 spot is still a mistery. something is not adding up here.

Posted by Iceman29 on (August 5, 2013, 11:31 GMT)

Sir Jadeja is currently no.1 because he was consistent for the past couple of months and his ranking is based on his recent performance, the rankings are all based on the recent performance and does not mean he is a best bowler in the world but am sure he is among the best players..so just move people dont make a big fuss about this....and BDforever ur comment made my day...lol :)

Posted by SamRoy on (August 5, 2013, 11:28 GMT)

When he will bowl in hard wickets in Australia and sometimes in SA (some wickets like Port Elizabeth, Durban and Cape Town do support spinners a little bit) he will be belted there.

Posted by vsssarma on (August 5, 2013, 11:25 GMT)

ramz30380: Taking wicket is important in a test match cricket wherein a side has to take 20 wkts of the other team in order to win. But in a ODI or a T-20, a side has to limit the number of runs of the opposition. This is accomplished by a bowler either by taking a wkt or by restricting the run-making chance. Overall, a combination of these two skills is to be assessed by looking at the number of runs the other team can score wkts-wise or runs-wise, the lesser of them being the relevant.

DMAC for test match is differently done but for ODI and T-20 it is done differently.

I feel that Harbhajan Singh has been treated badly in the limited over matches. In any match only about 6-7 wkts fall by the time an innings is over, not all 10.

Posted by Surajrises on (August 5, 2013, 11:18 GMT)

OK and what about Amit Mishra who bowled exceptionally well even if it was against the Zimbabweans? He too should also be moving at least in the top 10 ODI bowlers rankings.

Posted by mothanvi on (August 5, 2013, 11:16 GMT)

Its merely a joke that Jadeja with such ordinary performance has topped the ICC renkings!

Posted by Srini_Indian on (August 5, 2013, 10:49 GMT)

@Greatest_Game: I'm sure @kc69 was talking about ODI rankings. What he told might be a little over the top but that doesn't deserve a SA biased comment of you. Steyn maybe a #1 bowler in tests but he is pretty average in ODIs. As we saw in SL, how SA bowlers and batsmen fared there.

Posted by bigdhonifan on (August 5, 2013, 10:42 GMT)

R Jadeja 62 J Anderson 57 R Ashwin 53 S Broad 48 SAjmal/R Herath 44 D Steyn 39 S Finn 38 I Sharma 36

Posted by realfan on (August 5, 2013, 10:34 GMT)

@BDforever : just like how BD is struggling to hold on to its test match status??? dont worry he will overtake sakib in alrounder list.... take it if you can... no wonder you always taste sour grapes ..... anyway you will get your answers in this year end...

Posted by itsthewayuplay on (August 5, 2013, 10:32 GMT)

@StarHawk A bowler's job is to take wickets and Jadeja has done that consistently. He has been much maligned even by Indian supporters and Dhoni accused of showing blind faith for backing him. But the rankings show who has been consistent and not who has special deliveries which he does. A great example is one that Jadeja got Bairstow in an ODI in Mumbai 2011. He has got others out with this type of delivery but he doesn't always bowl it. Jadeja is an intelligent bowler and bowls according to the wicket.

Posted by Anwar-Lara on (August 5, 2013, 10:28 GMT)

No1 ODI bowler ??, got to be joking...

Posted by espncricinfomobile on (August 5, 2013, 10:26 GMT)

The table does not lie. It says Jadeja joint no1 bowler in odi's. Accept it and move on with your lives..

Posted by Gocool87 on (August 5, 2013, 10:16 GMT)

Congratulation Jaddu, You have reformed like a phoenix

Posted by itsthewayuplay on (August 5, 2013, 10:10 GMT)

@natural.honey If you want to make comparisons beween Jadeja and Ajmal, why not start with, say, how wickets do you think Ajmal would take if he had a legimate action like Jadeja?

Posted by BDforever on (August 5, 2013, 10:07 GMT)

I will guarantee that both Jadeja and Kohli will drop down bellow top 20 after Indian tour in South Africa.

Posted by mani86 on (August 5, 2013, 10:02 GMT)

Regardless of who is a better bowler, I would pick Sir Jadeja in my team ahead of Ajmal any day, any time. Period.

Posted by   on (August 5, 2013, 9:55 GMT)

@realfan@spot_on really can not under stand this ranking system similar case is with Irfan and Kumar both started same time played almost same number matches and wickets but one ranked in 40s and other hand kumar 20s What period you say it is only money talks.some one already on top and other moved rapidly from down to top with only couple of series and difference is only you know better go and check their last 20 matches performances. Where was this Jadu when India lost home series to Pakistan?

Posted by spot_on on (August 5, 2013, 9:52 GMT)

mtch inng ovs maidns runs wkt BBI S.R Econ Avg 4w 5w Jadeja 22 22 189.3 21 717 38 5/36 18.86 3.78 29.9 1 1

Ajmal 17 17 156.4 7 669 31 5/24 21.58 4.27 30.3 0 1

@Natural.honey : Let's work out some mathematics, shall we? Ajmal Played 5 innings lesser than Jaddu. (let us assume that Jaddu and Ajmal both have bowled 189 Overs across 22 innings) If Ajmal had bowled 32 more overs at an avg of 30 balls a wicket, he would have bagged 6 more wickets and that would give the number 37 which is still 1 lesser than Jaddu. Jaddu is a winner. Ajmal is all the way below in every aspect. . Respect and know mathematics to support your theory of justice. Rankings are not only based on number of wickets but also about the economy rate,strike rate and average. After all we gave the all precious calculus to the whole wide world buddy.

Posted by   on (August 5, 2013, 9:33 GMT)

ranking system works on basis of many factors, like runs conceded, wickets , sr, etc, so its not that he took only 5 wickets vs zimb . its mainly because he was good over a certain period of time. so i dont agree with people saying that its not right. or ajmal went down. ajmal went down because his points dropped in recent times. he is not in that good form recently. mostly conceding runs. Jadeja is in prime form for past 3-4 months. so he deserves it.

Posted by Siva_Bala75 on (August 5, 2013, 9:30 GMT)

CSKians have gone ahead to achieve super heights after joining CSK. Raina, Faf, Ashwin, Bailey and now Jaddu. Is it that CSK is lucky or these players?

Posted by natural.honey on (August 5, 2013, 9:28 GMT)

jadeja will be tested in tests as the main thing to do in tests is to take wickets and thats where he lacks, whereas Ajmal, Irfana and junaid are wicket taking bowlers and are far superior than any indian bowler of present or past

Posted by The-love on (August 5, 2013, 9:18 GMT)

This comment is for bothe bashers and fans of jadeja...He did pretty well to reach here....But maintaining the ranking is more diffcult than reaching there....He reached.....for that congrats to all Indians.....But the thing to watch will be for how much time he remains in top 10,if not number 1....

Posted by   on (August 5, 2013, 8:29 GMT)

Love to see anyone but Pakistani's on the top...they consistently keep rooting for there bowlers but they must understand that Junaid, Wahab, Gul, Hafeez are just avg bolwers..Irfan is a good addition but he's nowhere near to Akram, while Ajmal is no more the same potent force he used to be...but anyhow on this moment I m proud to have Jadeja on top of the list, Jadeja, Ashwin n Bhuvi are the three star performers of Indian Bowling...hail sir Jaddu...u r the BEST!!!

Posted by natural.honey on (August 5, 2013, 8:19 GMT)

well thats not true that if a pakistani gets top ranked we shall say everything is fine, the problem is before zimbabwe series, jadeja was on 5th spot and ajmal was on 4th. in 5 matches, jadeja took 5 wickets and ajmal took 8 wickets, jadejda has topped the ranking and ajmal lost one place. is that justice ? any indian tell me

Posted by espncricinfomobile on (August 5, 2013, 8:03 GMT)

There is no way that he will be able to stay at no.1 for more than 2 months. He performed against Zimbabwe who doesn't even ranked in the ICC.

Posted by   on (August 5, 2013, 7:46 GMT)

Sir Jadeja, the trump card of Dhoni.

Posted by spot_on on (August 5, 2013, 7:32 GMT)

Super stuff. Add up the catches, run-outs and saves which he has effected on the field too. Let's then see how the world class of Ajmal, Anderson and Malinga come near him. This guy is in his prime form and atop a summit. Salute this lil gem of Indian cricket. I wonder which country lately has ever produced a talent like this. He saves 15-20 runs a match, scores 30+ runs whenever he gets a chance and picks 2-3 crucial wickets and one run out per 3 matches(on avg). That count is like scoring a century once in every 2 matches. Respect guys. He deserves a lot more. Indian cricketer of the year 2013 - Jaddu !!!!!

Posted by spot_on on (August 5, 2013, 7:25 GMT)

Yes, award the No:1 spot to Saeed Ajmal and Pak fans will be happy. World is watching and counting all achievements over a period of time. Jaddu is an improvised man since his comeback. when Ajmal or Aamir were given no 1 spot, they deserved it but when some poor chap from India performs good at the international level and earns the rank, the system is flawed. Get over it fellas. Jaddu's average and econ rate is far better than any bowler who had played at least 15 games this year with a minimum over-rate of 10 overs a match. Period.

Posted by realfan on (August 5, 2013, 7:04 GMT)

@Faizan Yasin : what you dont understand is ranking is not on the basis of one tournament.... players you mentioned are good... may be better than jadeja... but jadeja performed batter than anybody over a certain period... and against strong opponents like WI, LANKA, PAK, ENG, SA, AUS in CT13( where i won GOLDEN BALL / mind you CT13 was in ENGLAND, not in INDIA)

Posted by realfan on (August 5, 2013, 6:57 GMT)

@Ayub Suleman : one thing you need to understand is , ranking doesnot depend on only one series.... it depends on performance over certain period of time , he performed well against england in home( odi ) , CT13, in WI and in ZIM.... you talk of only ZIM( selective memory eh ) i am sure you know that CT13 was played among CHAMPIONS , and in WI he played against two best teams....

Posted by mandi on (August 5, 2013, 6:54 GMT)

jadeja is a brave player,he is a bowling allrounder,who can bowl in death and powerplay,he should play every game for team india,all the best to him for future success.

Posted by joseyesu on (August 5, 2013, 5:43 GMT)

Jadejs to me looks like a ordinary bowler doing extra ordinary things for India. He deserves it.

Posted by   on (August 5, 2013, 5:26 GMT)

This ranking system should be looked into. Jadeja came up the ladder against team like Zimbabwe. Firstly Zimbabwe is not even ranked in form of ICC ranking so performing against them should not nbe counted in ranking players. How many countries have the chance to play Zimbabwe? Let's be realistic.

Posted by   on (August 5, 2013, 5:12 GMT)

@natural.honey : you dont have to be very special bowler to become no.1 , neither you should have any MYSTERY BALLS to become no.1 .... he sticks to basics, he is accurate, he is intelligent, he thinks the game..... and he is successful so far... yes he needs to prove a lot and i am sure he will do that...

average indian bowler: yes exceptional batsmen fail to bat against this AVERAGE indian bowler....

those with mystery balls is struggling to keep his place in his team...

Posted by   on (August 5, 2013, 5:08 GMT)

@Al_Bundy1 : chill out pal... i know you are disappointed... that cant be helped... fans like you said jadeja wont be successful in CT13, he proved they are wrong, again they said he wont be successful in WI, again he proved you wrong... now he is number1... i know he is not all great... but he is one of the best right now.... again i know you will again be disappointed after india tour of SA....

and i dont know what with you and rasoll .... dont you know how many series, how many years, how many seasons did RAHANE, PUJARA, RAYUDU, KARTHICK, TIWARY waited to make their debut....its just one series in bench for RASOOL.... he will make his debut soon....

and TEAM SELECTION is not ONLY CAPTAINS decisions, it is a decision of COACH, TEAM MANAGEMENT.... got it????

telling kohli is bad captain based on this??? terrible thinking yours...anyway i hope all your predictions backfire you....

Posted by pull_shot on (August 5, 2013, 5:01 GMT)

@ B-Link not comparing but see every bowler to be successful first he need to perform well in home condition and in some foreign conditions if not all see murali struggled in aus,ind and warne struggled in india, kumble struggled in saf and also c broad in india he didn't buy 1 wicket in 2 test matches in india and ur complaining there r spinning tracks in eng so d tracks r same for swan,ajmal,aswin,senanayake,peterson,sunil narine,doherty,hafeez but jadeja is d highest wicket taker and most economical bowler that says some thing

Posted by Iceman29 on (August 5, 2013, 4:51 GMT)

Every player will need half of their life time to climb to the number 1 spot but Sir Jaddu needs only a couple of matches to rocket to the #1 spot :)

Posted by ramz30380 on (August 5, 2013, 4:49 GMT)

Congrats SRJ! This is a fairy tale of a pauper to prince story coming to life - a teenager from a very humble background who lost his mother and set out to fulfill her dreams..... and does so in style - its wonderful to watch real life inspirations like him....

On the cricketing aspect, I think much credit for his performance and consistency needs to be given to MSD as to the player himself. Captain cool,uses him the best and brings out the best in him. Clearly he has been molded by the man to perfection. This is a good sign for Indian cricket - though i personally wish there are more Indian names up there in the top ten.

@vssarma - ur comparison is meaningless. Look at the strike rate of Harbajan Singh in comparison to the other bowlers in the list. His is 41.6 which cannot be accepted in international stds. He is not the same bowler he used to be & u gotto admit that. Wickets talk buddy nothing else does for a good bowler!

Posted by Jda123 on (August 5, 2013, 4:45 GMT)

No way he is #1, the hype around has gave him this ranking... we will see him drop down soon.

Posted by humdrum on (August 5, 2013, 4:10 GMT)

@Al_Bundy1-- hope you have been watching the present series in sri lanka and the performance of SA batsmen against spinners in particular. Hope you have noticed their weaknesses and am sure you will have all the remedies ready, so that they can take on the indian spinners. Also hope you have been following the new look indian batting and the seamers ability to be a handful in favourable conditions. We shall follow the progress of the SA team with considerable interest

Posted by Greatest_Game on (August 5, 2013, 3:40 GMT)

@ kc69 wrote "Being the #1 bowler and fielder in world already and soon to be #1(Currently #2) all rounder in the world and future #1 batsmen in the world. No-one can stop "Sir" now. We are looking at a legend."

I think you are getting seriously carried away, and are badly misinformed.

The #1 bowler in the world is Dale Steyn. He has held that ranking in tests since 2009. His highest test rating is 908. The last bowler to cross the magical 900 figure for ODIs was Shaun Pollock in 2007. Saeed Ajmal's 810 this year is the highest since. When Jadega reaches the 900 figure then start talking about him as the "#1 bowler in the world." Right now he is only tied with Narine on the ODI list. That is it!! Jadega is #58 on the ODI Best Ever list! Steyn is number 11 on the Test Best Ever list. That is a huge difference.

Jadega is no Murali, no Steyn, no Pollock.! Not now. Maybe he will be, but right now he is just another in a long line of ODI bowling list leaders. Nothing else. Get real!

Posted by bbnn on (August 5, 2013, 3:39 GMT)

Natural.honey, no need to proove it again and again Michel Clark was at his prime form when Aus visited India and he removed clarke 7 or 8 times in the test series and that too bowled in many times. Al-Bundy1, yes he is going to be the best bowler in SA series i am sure Left arm spinners are always good aginst SA Sunil Joshy picked his career best 6/8 against SA that includes Jack Kallis

Posted by   on (August 5, 2013, 3:26 GMT)

For those who criticizing his No.1 spot.. i'll tell you the No.1 spot is nothing to do with the talent or bowling technique he got.. Right now he is the best of all wicket taking and economic bowler.. I think everybody understand the ranking systems.. His spot might change if he not perform well in the next series or if someone perform well before him.. If talented bowler only should be in number one spot, I will go for Shane warne. He will take wickets even he is in 50.

Posted by vsssarma on (August 5, 2013, 3:25 GMT)

DMAC system also works out the overall rating of each player in a ODI, looking at the batting rating, bowling rating and the fielding rating on a 0-1,000 scale. For this purpose, what the system does is as under:

It works out the average batting and bowling ratings (all those greater than 0) in a match. Suppose the average for batting is 400 and the average for bowling is 500.

Then marks per each point is worked out as 1,000/400 (=2.5) and 1,000/500 (=2). Add them 2.5+2 = 4.5. Batsman's rating factor is 2.5/4.5 x 95 = 53 Bowler rating factor is 2/4.5 x 95 = 42. Fielding rating factor is 5.

So overall merit is worked out for each player by multiplying batting rating with batting factor + bowling rating multiplied with bowling factor + fielding rating multiplied with 5/100. Total ratings so worked out are adjusted in 0 to 1,000 scale.

Average the overall rating for all the matches under consideration for each player.

DMAC provides btg rtg, bowlg rtg, fldg rtg and overall rtg.

Posted by Greatest_Game on (August 5, 2013, 3:12 GMT)

Here today … gone tomorrow. That seems to be the pattern with the ODI bowler rankings. It changes as quickly, and as often, as the Australian batting line up … & like the Aus batting, no one seems to have a clue why. On the other hand, Murali & Steyn are the only 2 bowlers I remember to have topped the test rankings in about 10 years. It is completely the opposite!

Anyway, congratulations to Jadega. What will be much more impressive is if he can stay there for a long time. The rankings are not high right now - Jadega's best of 738 is no. 58 on the all time list - so it will be interesting to see if he can continue to improve. Narine, no.30 on the list, was at his best of 791 just 1WEEK ago - that is how quickly the ODI bowling list moves! It is very tough to stay on top - good luck to Jadega.

Posted by vsssarma on (August 5, 2013, 3:12 GMT)

I have explained how DMAC system works. It takes into account every match played; how a bowler dominated every match; gives weightage to the extent of bowling, number of runs conceded, number of wkts taken in the match and rates each bowler relatively; on a scale of 0 to 1,000. Only exception will be that the rain-affected incomplete matches should be out of the ratings.

I have done this programme in MS Access. Whatever is the period I select (from this date to this date), the ratings are worked out automatically and displayed in a descending order.

Batting rating is again made for each match, looking at the number of runs made by a batsman, whether out or not and the number of runs made per 100 balls. Rating is done again automatically.

Fielding rating is based on no of catches, 1,000 corresponding to the highest.

For eligibility to be rated, a player playing at least the ave no of matches should be rated; no rating for players playing below the average no of matches.

Posted by Natx on (August 5, 2013, 2:32 GMT)

@StarHawk - we can understand your excitement but calling him as the next big thing after kapil is bit too much! Spare a thought for Shastri, Prabhakar, Robin Singh, Irfan Pathan etc. Some of them scored 100's in test matches across the border. Some have even won tournaments, Shastri for example in 1985 helping the team win the world series. Jadeja has to go to places like Aus, Eng, SA, NZ etc. and score loads of runs and take wickets before he can be categorized in that league. For now, he is still raw and more of an one day specialist that plays well within sub-continent (especially in India) and against minnows like zim.

Posted by tmp789 on (August 5, 2013, 2:07 GMT)

@ natural.honey If you observe most of Jadeja's dismissals are bowled or lbw. For a spinner that means the batsman hasn't batted bad. But infact the bowler has bowled really well.

Posted by 777aditya on (August 4, 2013, 23:34 GMT)

R O C K S T A R! S I R! Jadeja is cricket's popular version of Superstar Rajnikanth. Way to go man! To think this guy has scored triple hundreds at first class level as well! The best might well be yet to come as he has shown he is more than able with the bat as well. All the best Sir, very proud moment for India!

Posted by Naresh28 on (August 4, 2013, 23:02 GMT)

Plenty of choices in spin department for India - the competition is healthy for our team.Jadeja, Ashwin, Mishra,Ohja - some younger talent like Rassol. We also had quite a few doing well in IPL. We've got better fielders since IPL. We've got enough batsman jostling for spots. The only area of concern is the pace dept - the seamers are covering up for this shortage.

Posted by   on (August 4, 2013, 22:04 GMT)

One thing I have not understood is that How has Ravinder Jadeja hit the top of the rankings from taking just 5 wickets in 5 matches when Saaed Ajmal took 8 wickets in 5 matches as well as Mohammad Irfan taking 9 wickets in 5 matches. Have I missed something out or has David Kendix played another one for the BCCI.

Posted by kc69 on (August 4, 2013, 21:20 GMT)

On a funny note - Being the #1 bowler and fielder in world already and soon to be #1(Currently #2) all rounder in the world and future #1 batsmen in the world. No-one can stop "Sir" now. We are looking at a legend.

Posted by android_user on (August 4, 2013, 20:36 GMT)

@ natural honey. That's what they said about Kumble, look how he turned out. In ODI cricket he has been exceptional and doing pretty well in the test arena aswell...

Posted by vsssarma on (August 4, 2013, 20:27 GMT)

I think that the rating system has not considered economy of bowling and the quantum of bowling while deciding the rating. In my view, Harbhajan Singh has been harshly treated by the system. I feel that he should have been the number one bowler during the last three years in ODI bowling. He played 16 ODI matches, bowled 930 balls, conceded 667 runs and took 16 wkts. Economy of 4.30 runs per over coupled to bowling 58 balls per match should have put Harbhajan above every other bowler. Jadeja played 50 ODI matches, bowled 2,413 balls, conceded 1,820 runs and took 69 wkts. His economy has been 4.53 runs per over and he bowled just 48 balls a match. How can he be number one bowler who doesn't even bowl his full quota of overs ?

Posted by Al_Bundy1 on (August 4, 2013, 20:26 GMT)

South Africa series will prove that Jadeja is just another mediocre bowler. The immature Kohli will learn the hard way that protecting Jadeja from Rasool was a bad idea.

Posted by vsssarma on (August 4, 2013, 20:14 GMT)

Over the last 3 years (5th Aug, 2010 - 4th Aug, 2013), amongst those ODI bowlers who played at least 15 ODI matches, how well did each bowler bowl ? Let us see the following output by the DMAC system. (Player, Matches, Balls bowled, runs conceded, wkts taken, rating)

Harbhajan Singh-16-930-667-16-747 SP Narine-39-2123-1464-60-737 GP Swann-40-2129-1625-53-703 B Kumar-17-828-549-25-688 JDP Oram-20-942-697-32-686 LL Tsotsobe-42-2071-1655-65-674 GH Dockrell-24-1141-803-28-668 M Morkel-38-1849-1461-66-664 RW Price-22-1248-897-24-663 R Ashwin-56-2959-2376-76-658 ST Finn-35-1904-1482-55-656 Saeed Ajmal-62-3234-2251-107-655 BAW Mendis-22-1046-777-30-653 DL Vettori-20-918-579-16-646 Z Khan-24-1307-1092-38-636 Abdur Razzak-40-2010-1452-56-631 JM Anderson-46-2315-1880-72-621 JC Tredwell-16-756-592-26-619 HMRKB Herath-45-2119-1493-44-619 P Utseya-36-2040-1620-31-618 J Botha-20-1009-750-19-616 MG Johnson-40-1903-1467-61-615 DW Steyn-32-1603-1188-44-605 CJ McKay-33-1643-1242-57-603 Jadeja Rtg 595.

Posted by android_user on (August 4, 2013, 19:39 GMT)

well done sir.

Posted by Narabavi on (August 4, 2013, 19:14 GMT)

5 wickets in 5 matches against Zimbabwe & he is in top of the list ! congratz anyway !!

Posted by natural.honey on (August 4, 2013, 18:28 GMT)

Jadeja to me is a normal bowler, I dont know why he is number one, he still has to prove it against top quality oppositions, he does not spin the bowl a lot, he does not have any variation nor does he has anything exceptional. just an average indian bowler.

Posted by king_julien on (August 4, 2013, 18:20 GMT)

@Sivaraj Guruswamy.... his batting record is already better than Rohit Sharma..both in terms of strike rate and average....even though he bats so low in the order....in innings where Rohit batted at 6th or 7th he averages a mere 22

Posted by Cpt.Meanster on (August 4, 2013, 18:16 GMT)

Well done young man ! A classic example of 'from rags to riches'; a talented cricketer with a simple approach towards the game. No wonder Shane Warne spotted the talent in him at the Rajasthan Royals back in 2008. He will serve India for many more years to come. I just hope he can up his game a bit in test cricket because sadly, test cricket is still played in the world. Other than that, a fine player and a champion in his own right. Congratulations and God bless.

Posted by   on (August 4, 2013, 18:13 GMT)

good job Jadeja..it;s always fun watching u as part of this world class india team... keep it going..

Posted by   on (August 4, 2013, 18:13 GMT)

pretty sure he will lose his spot soon

Posted by   on (August 4, 2013, 18:10 GMT)

Speaking of underrated- let's not forget that Kevin O' Brien and Paul Stirling are number 9 and 10 on the ODI all rounder list, and have been for about two or three months now. They've done this despite a serious drought in international cricket which the ICC has yet to assess- and therefore really shows off the level of players being produced by Ireland.

Posted by   on (August 4, 2013, 18:04 GMT)

Heartily Wishes and All the Best Jaddu... Keep Concentrated...

Posted by mahi678 on (August 4, 2013, 16:50 GMT)

all rounders have to be strong in one aspect(either batting or bowling) and deliver when needed in other aspect. bowling all rounders are more handy than batting all rounders. if a bowler fails and gives away runs without picking wickets is a threat. even if one batsman fails another one will click. in contrast if a bowler fails to get use to conditions, he may have given many runs by the time it is realized by the bowling captain.

Posted by   on (August 4, 2013, 16:39 GMT)

Sir Ravindra Jadeja of India and Sir Steven Smith of Australia are two of the most under-rated and occasionally ridiculed cricketers in the international cricket at the moment. We, cricket fans, had been a bit unfair to both!

Posted by khannazir on (August 4, 2013, 16:31 GMT)

After so much of criticism Jaddu comes back and shown his confidence and he deserves it. I got shocked when he drops down to 5th in ranking after tri-series. Now what Jadeja achieves even Ashwin who is the india's 1st choice spinner is not even in the top 10 bowlers list

Posted by TRAM on (August 4, 2013, 16:29 GMT)

Its not Jaddu. Its the Power of the "Sir".

Posted by   on (August 4, 2013, 16:02 GMT)

who would have though this would happened??? Jaddu has lift up his game ever since his comeback...he is consistent, he picks wickets at regular tracks, he picked wickets in ENGLAND, WI, ZIM.. what else the fans want ??? still many complain..... right he is not worlds best, but he is best at he Moment..... he can only improve his game from now on.... i wish he comes to bat at the middle order, but there is not openings left... he is very good batsman to be playing at 7th position....all the best for him....

Posted by android_user on (August 4, 2013, 16:02 GMT)

he deserved it

Posted by   on (August 4, 2013, 15:57 GMT)

Well done Sir Jadeja. Hope he improves his batting.

Posted by   on (August 4, 2013, 15:28 GMT)

Well done Jadeja. Keep it up. But he has to start scoring Fifties more consistently with the Bat.

Posted by Ashish_514 on (August 4, 2013, 15:24 GMT)

@calcu - in ODI's at the moment, Yes. Overall, to be seen. There may be more skilled bowlers than him, but accuracy does the job for him.

Posted by is014 on (August 4, 2013, 14:13 GMT)

its "Sir" Jadeja...

"Sir Jadeja jumps to No. 1 in ODI bowling rankings"

Posted by tcherian on (August 4, 2013, 13:51 GMT)

It is good to have an allrounder. One has to give credit to the young man for working hard and coming up against all odds. I was not a fan of his but admire his guts and self belief....great going Jadeja, Suddenly Indian spin pool looks healthy with Ashwin, Jadeja, Mishra, Rasool and Ojha. There is also a bunch of young men just below these guys chomping to get into the national team.

Posted by android_user on (August 4, 2013, 13:47 GMT)

this is the most favoulas achievement for team india and jadeja after 16 year

Posted by android_user on (August 4, 2013, 13:40 GMT)

he deserves it

Posted by Energetic. on (August 4, 2013, 13:22 GMT)

Jadeja success this year bowling was on helpful spinning wickets even in ICC Trophy where it was slow and turn. Real spinners get their success on very flat or seaming pitches. I'm sorry to say but Jadeja will struggle dearly in the coming tours to South Africa and New Zealand but good luck! :)

Posted by harishk8006 on (August 4, 2013, 13:16 GMT)

@B-Link what is "world class" to YOU.......isn't it who performs consistently at the international level.....unless you have a "different meaning for it"....Jadeja clearly deserves the position, given his performance in the last year or so in the ODI format.........and as you say, he has played more matches than others....... it is hard for some one to get to the top position if they have played more matches than others and definitely justifies their position compared to someone who has played few matches and have been "lucky".......WELL DONE JADEJA

Posted by calcu on (August 4, 2013, 13:15 GMT)

So that means jadeja is better than anderson and ajmal and is equal with narine!!

Posted by   on (August 4, 2013, 13:13 GMT)

Now he deserves the title "Sir Ravindra Jadeja". Well done & hope this form continues.

Posted by --.-- on (August 4, 2013, 12:59 GMT)

@ B-Link

In fact, it is difficult for a player, who has played more matches than others, to maintain better stats.

Jadeja has earned his spot in the team and our hearts. He might not be so called "World-Class" but he is picking wickets, getting batsmen run out, saving runs on field and scoring runs when needed on most occasions. Enough for Team Ind and Fans.

Posted by   on (August 4, 2013, 12:58 GMT)

adeja has become indespensible in the team. He has improved a lot and a best alrounder. Most unexpectedly spins the ball and succeeded in his attempts. A great indeed

Posted by --.-- on (August 4, 2013, 12:56 GMT)

Wow.

Jadeja deserves it. There have been few players who when first came in to International Cricket did'n't succeed. One fine example is Amla. So is Sir Jadeja. This is the second innings of such players.

In bowling - Jaddu is like Kumble or Afridi. Wicket to Wicket. Don't spin bowl much but their potential weapon is "variation" that too with accurate line and length. And he can bowl for hours and hours.

In fielding - he is electrifying on the field. Batsmen are scared to steal singles as Jaddu has got "BULLET ARM" and he hits wickets more often than others.

In batting - He is a handy No. 7 batsman who can score runs quickly. But I feel he needs more runs under his belt to gain confidence.

Congrats Jaddu !

Posted by class9ryan on (August 4, 2013, 12:41 GMT)

Jadeja has become a much improved cricketer as a package after hitting two triple tons in Ranji Season. The gr8 advantage of having a bowler like Jadeja is that he completes the over quickly. By the end of his spell oppositions hardly believe that they are into the final phase of the innings and thus it helps the other bowlers to have a share of wickets at the end too.

Posted by android_user on (August 4, 2013, 12:41 GMT)

Jadeja has bowled intelligently to earn the ranking.He bowles a nagging length and line and his athletic build supports his style. Wish him to hold his head on his shoulders only, with the new status.

Posted by espncricinfomobile on (August 4, 2013, 12:38 GMT)

B-Link: Just need to understand even the ATP doesn't require you to play the equal number of matches and tournaments for the ranking to be considered genuine. He has played more games alright but he has been outrageously brilliant during that time. It's a momentary topping but lets give the boy due credit. I get your point though.

Posted by class9ryan on (August 4, 2013, 12:38 GMT)

Jadeja has been the most consistent bowler for India from the one day series vs England at home. He just had 1 bad game vs Sri Lanka in the tri series. The cricket ratings show how consistent u r and thats the best way u could rate a player. U dont wanna be a Rohit Sharma as a batsman, u would rather c Amla, Kohli topping charts alongside a few other in ODIs and this just shows the consistency level of the top players

Posted by vildoc on (August 4, 2013, 12:34 GMT)

@B-Link You sure are not following world cricket. The way Jadeja has been playing has got him not only accolades from cricket experts around the world but has been instrumental in making Indias cricket teams success rise.

Posted by Energetic. on (August 4, 2013, 11:50 GMT)

He's not really the best ODI bowler even though he's ranked number 1 now. He just played far more ODI matches in the last 2 years than any other bowler. He's an improved player but not world class or anything. Definitely not number 2 either in the all-round rankings.

Posted by Ali-Sajid on (August 4, 2013, 11:42 GMT)

Jadeja has been bowling superbly in recent time. He deserves this spot. Congrats to him.

Posted by Cric_god_Sachin on (August 4, 2013, 11:30 GMT)

Congrats Jaddu.. It will be interesting to see your performance is fast wkts in S Africa and in NZ..Best of luck

Posted by android_user on (August 4, 2013, 11:29 GMT)

First since 1996!! That is some achievement....hope he can maintain his tempo in tougher conditions...

Posted by Darkmanx12155 on (August 4, 2013, 11:26 GMT)

Congrads Sir Jadeja... Some credit should go to the GOD of captains MS Dhoni for having faith in Jadeja... All people who say good about Jadeja now, used to criticize Dhoni for continuously picking him few months back.. Look where he is now people... If not for Dhoni, Jadeja won't even be in the picture...

Posted by   on (August 4, 2013, 11:23 GMT)

This is a True success story,No one ever would have thought that Jadeja will get this Rank.

Posted by espncricinfomobile on (August 4, 2013, 11:22 GMT)

And fully deseved too might i say!!

Posted by   on (August 4, 2013, 11:22 GMT)

sir ravindra jadeja.. we salute u!!!

Posted by   on (August 4, 2013, 11:20 GMT)

good joke..better luck next time...

Posted by espncricinfomobile on (August 4, 2013, 11:20 GMT)

Well done SRJ ... U r the key man of this Indian team .. Keep it up ..

Posted by   on (August 4, 2013, 11:16 GMT)

congrats to jadeja....deserves the accolade........sunil narine is in good company

Posted by espncricinfomobile on (August 4, 2013, 11:15 GMT)

Well done SRJ .... U are the key man of this Indian team ... Keep it up..

Posted by android_user on (August 4, 2013, 11:15 GMT)

its really gr8 to c jadeja topping d bowling ranking congrats jaddu!

Posted by amithooda2 on (August 4, 2013, 11:14 GMT)

wowww just feeling thrilled after hearing this, that sir jadeja is now became the top bowler in one day international in the world. kudos to him

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