Ravindra Jadeja      

Full name Ravindrasinh Anirudhsinh Jadeja

Born December 6, 1988, Navagam-Khed, Saurashtra

Current age 25 years 232 days

Major teams India, Chennai Super Kings, India Under-19s, Kochi Tuskers Kerala, Rajasthan Royals, Saurashtra, West Zone

Playing role Allrounder

Batting style Left-hand bat

Bowling style Slow left-arm orthodox

Ravindrasinh Anirudhsinh Jadeja
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 10 15 2 314 68 24.15 431 72.85 0 1 43 6 10 0
ODIs 101 68 22 1541 78 33.50 1857 82.98 0 9 121 32 36 0
T20Is 21 11 3 77 25 9.62 91 84.61 0 0 3 1 11 0
First-class 53 79 7 3480 331 48.33 5748 60.54 7 13 393 53 50 0
List A 141 101 33 2187 78 32.16 2564 85.29 0 13 171 47 52 0
Twenty20 128 93 23 1427 48 20.38 1168 122.17 0 0 102 50 38 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 10 19 3005 1126 39 6/138 7/98 28.87 2.24 77.0 0 2 0
ODIs 101 98 4973 3910 120 5/36 5/36 32.58 4.71 41.4 4 1 0
T20Is 21 21 412 494 13 3/48 3/48 38.00 7.19 31.6 0 0 0
First-class 53 90 12450 4990 183 7/31 10/65 27.26 2.40 68.0 8 12 2
List A 141 136 6801 5176 175 5/36 5/36 29.57 4.56 38.8 7 1 0
Twenty20 128 105 1816 2340 79 5/16 5/16 29.62 7.73 22.9 2 1 0
Career statistics
Test debut India v England at Nagpur, Dec 13-17, 2012 scorecard
Last Test England v India at Lord's, Jul 17-21, 2014 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut Sri Lanka v India at Colombo (RPS), Feb 8, 2009 scorecard
Last ODI Afghanistan v India at Dhaka, Mar 5, 2014 scorecard
ODI statistics
T20I debut Sri Lanka v India at Colombo (RPS), Feb 10, 2009 scorecard
Last T20I India v Sri Lanka at Dhaka, Apr 6, 2014 scorecard
T20I statistics
First-class debut South Zone v West Zone at Indore, Oct 19-22, 2006 scorecard
Last First-class England v India at Lord's, Jul 17-21, 2014 scorecard
List A debut Central Zone v West Zone at Gwalior, Feb 25, 2006 scorecard
Last List A Afghanistan v India at Dhaka, Mar 5, 2014 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Maharashtra v Saurashtra at Mumbai (BS), Apr 4, 2007 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Chennai Super Kings v Kings XI Punjab at Mumbai, May 30, 2014 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
3, 2/46, 68, 1/53 India v England Lord's 17 Jul 2014 Test # 2130
25, 0/80, 31 India v England Nottingham 9 Jul 2014 Test # 2128
2/27, 45, 0/7, 0* Indians v Derbyshire Derby 1 Jul 2014 Other
0/57 Indians v Leics Leicester 26 Jun 2014 Other
0/48, 27 Super Kings v Kings XI Mumbai 30 May 2014 T20
2/31 Super Kings v Mum Indians Mumbai (BS) 28 May 2014 T20
1/14 Super Kings v RCB Bangalore 24 May 2014 T20
1/42 Super Kings v Sunrisers Ranchi 22 May 2014 T20
9*, 1/23 Super Kings v KKR Kolkata 20 May 2014 T20
10*, 1/31 Super Kings v RCB Ranchi 18 May 2014 T20
Profile

"First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win." A fellow Gujarati, Mahatma Gandhi, could well have meant to say this about Ravindra Jadeja. The best of observers ignored his steady left-arm spin at first, then he was ridiculed for his three triple-centuries in Ranji Trophy, the idea of Jadeja the Test player was contested when India gave him debut in 2012-13 against conventional wisdom, but in India's series win against Australia Jadeja won them all over, not least by dismissing Michael Clarke five times out of the six he batted.
The ridicule of Jadeja's triples - more than any Indian has ever hit in first-class cricket - was actually an indictment of Indian domestic cricket, that a batsman proven to be limited in his days in international cricket could score triples with ease because of the quality of tracks and attacks. However, his record with the ball in ODIs, his fielding and his rocket arm made him a valuable player in shorter formats, which shows in his US$2 million price tag at Chennai Super Kings. In August 2013 he topped the ICC's ODI rankings, the first Indian since Anil Kumble in 1996.
Shane Warne, his IPL captain at Rajasthan Royals, nicknamed him "rockstar" because of Jadeja's confidence in his own ability, but his utility lies in his ability to do the dirty work. He is unerring in his accuracy, can bowl overs and overs without tiring, and maximises the natural variation available in the pitch. His fielding and his batting made him an easy pick as a third spinner in Tests in India, a ploy that worked like a charm in India's 4-0 win against Australia. Clarke, one of the better players of spin going around, will testify, as will 24 wickets at 17.45 in what was his first full series.
Sidharth Monga

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Jul 25, 2014

Ravindra Jadeja was in good spirits at training, Ageas Bowl, July 25, 2014

Ravindra Jadeja was in good spirits at training

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Jul 25, 2014

Ravindra Jadeja sits amongst plenty of kit, Ageas Bowl, July 25, 2014

Ravindra Jadeja sits amongst plenty of kit

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Jul 21, 2014

Ravindra Jadeja pounces on a team-mate during the celebrations, England v India, 2nd Investec Test, Lord's, 5th day, July 21, 2014

Ravindra Jadeja pounces on a team-mate during the celebrations

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Series Results
India v Australia at Delhi - Mar 22-24, 2013
India won by 6 wickets
India v Australia at Mohali - Mar 14-18, 2013
India won by 6 wickets
India v Australia at Hyderabad (Deccan) - Mar 2-5, 2013
India won by an innings and 135 runs
India v Australia at Chennai - Feb 22-26, 2013
India won by 8 wickets
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