Ravindra Jadeja      

Full name Ravindrasinh Anirudhsinh Jadeja

Born December 6, 1988, Navagam-Khed, Saurashtra

Current age 27 years 65 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 16 24 2 473 68 21.50 773 61.19 0 1 67 6 16 0
ODIs 126 87 30 1849 87 32.43 2178 84.89 0 10 146 35 43 0
T20Is 25 12 3 84 25 9.33 95 88.42 0 0 4 1 14 0
First-class 64 94 7 3854 331 44.29 6428 59.95 7 16 440 54 62 0
List A 171 124 41 2657 134 32.01 3044 87.28 1 14 208 56 61 0
Twenty20 154 109 31 1677 48 21.50 1353 123.94 0 0 119 60 55 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 16 29 4269 1616 68 6/138 8/76 23.76 2.27 62.7 2 4 0
ODIs 126 122 6254 5080 147 5/36 5/36 34.55 4.87 42.5 5 1 0
T20Is 25 25 508 623 19 3/48 3/48 32.78 7.35 26.7 0 0 0
First-class 64 110 14779 5943 251 7/31 13/126 23.67 2.41 58.8 10 20 5
List A 171 165 8377 6552 208 5/36 5/36 31.50 4.69 40.2 8 1 0
Twenty20 154 129 2254 2920 99 5/16 5/16 29.49 7.77 22.7 3 1 0
Career statistics
Test debut India v England at Nagpur, Dec 13-17, 2012 scorecard
Last Test India v South Africa at Delhi, Dec 3-7, 2015 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut Sri Lanka v India at Colombo (RPS), Feb 8, 2009 scorecard
Last ODI Australia v India at Sydney, Jan 23, 2016 scorecard
ODI statistics
T20I debut Sri Lanka v India at Colombo (RPS), Feb 10, 2009 scorecard
Last T20I Australia v India at Sydney, Jan 31, 2016 scorecard
T20I statistics
First-class debut South Zone v West Zone at Indore, Oct 19-22, 2006 scorecard
Last First-class India v South Africa at Delhi, Dec 3-7, 2015 scorecard
List A debut Central Zone v West Zone at Gwalior, Feb 25, 2006 scorecard
Last List A Australia v India at Sydney, Jan 23, 2016 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Maharashtra v Saurashtra at Mumbai (BS), Apr 4, 2007 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Australia v India at Sydney, Jan 31, 2016 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
1/41 India v Australia Sydney 31 Jan 2016 T20I # 489
2/32 India v Australia Melbourne 29 Jan 2016 T20I # 486
2/21 India v Australia Adelaide 26 Jan 2016 T20I # 485
0/46 India v Australia Sydney 23 Jan 2016 ODI # 3727
0/51, 24* India v Australia Canberra 20 Jan 2016 ODI # 3726
6*, 2/49 India v Australia Melbourne 17 Jan 2016 ODI # 3725
5, 1/50 India v Australia Brisbane 15 Jan 2016 ODI # 3724
10*, 0/61 India v Australia Perth 12 Jan 2016 ODI # 3723
26, 2/38 Indians v WA XI Perth 9 Jan 2016 Other OD
2/13 Indians v WA XI Perth 8 Jan 2016 Other 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

Latest Articles
Latest Photos

Feb 5, 2016

India allrounder Ravindra Jadeja and his fiancée Riva Solanki, Rajkot, February 5, 2016

India allrounder Ravindra Jadeja and his fiancée Riva Solanki

© PTI

Jan 29, 2016

Ravindra Jadeja sent Shane Watson back with a sharp caught and bowled, Australia v India, 2nd T20I, Melbourne, January 29, 2016

Ravindra Jadeja sent Shane Watson back with a sharp caught and bowled

© Getty Images

Jan 26, 2016

Ravindra Jadeja celebrates one of his two wickets, Australia v India, 1st T20 international, Adelaide, January 26, 2016

Ravindra Jadeja celebrates one of his two wickets

© Cricket Australia

Series Results
India v West Indies at Kanpur - Nov 27, 2013
India won by 5 wickets (with 23 balls remaining)
India v West Indies at Visakhapatnam - Nov 24, 2013
West Indies won by 2 wickets (with 3 balls remaining)
India v West Indies at Kochi - Nov 21, 2013
India won by 6 wickets (with 88 balls remaining)
More results »
News | Features Last 3 days
News | Features Last 3 days