Ravindra Jadeja      

Full name Ravindrasinh Anirudhsinh Jadeja

Born December 6, 1988, Navagam-Khed, Saurashtra

Current age 26 years 90 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 12 19 2 364 68 21.41 538 67.65 0 1 52 6 11 0
ODIs 115 79 26 1714 87 32.33 2041 83.97 0 10 135 35 40 0
T20Is 22 12 3 84 25 9.33 95 88.42 0 0 4 1 11 0
First-class 55 83 7 3530 331 46.44 5855 60.29 7 13 402 53 51 0
List A 155 112 37 2360 87 31.46 2748 85.88 0 14 185 50 56 0
Twenty20 134 97 26 1545 48 21.76 1227 125.91 0 0 112 57 39 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 12 22 3424 1367 45 6/138 7/98 30.37 2.39 76.0 0 2 0
ODIs 115 111 5666 4533 140 5/36 5/36 32.37 4.80 40.4 5 1 0
T20Is 22 22 436 529 14 3/48 3/48 37.78 7.27 31.1 0 0 0
First-class 55 93 12869 5231 189 7/31 10/65 27.67 2.43 68.0 8 12 2
List A 155 149 7494 5799 195 5/36 5/36 29.73 4.64 38.4 8 1 0
Twenty20 134 111 1926 2496 83 5/16 5/16 30.07 7.77 23.2 2 1 0
Career statistics
Test debut India v England at Nagpur, Dec 13-17, 2012 scorecard
Last Test England v India at Manchester, Aug 7-9, 2014 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut Sri Lanka v India at Colombo (RPS), Feb 8, 2009 scorecard
Last ODI India v West Indies at Perth, Mar 6, 2015 scorecard
ODI statistics
T20I debut Sri Lanka v India at Colombo (RPS), Feb 10, 2009 scorecard
Last T20I England v India at Birmingham, Sep 7, 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 Manchester, Aug 7-9, 2014 scorecard
List A debut Central Zone v West Zone at Gwalior, Feb 25, 2006 scorecard
Last List A India v West Indies at Perth, Mar 6, 2015 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Maharashtra v Saurashtra at Mumbai (BS), Apr 4, 2007 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Chennai Super Kings v Kolkata Knight Riders at Bangalore, Oct 4, 2014 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
2/27, 13 India v West Indies Perth 6 Mar 2015 ODI # 3625
2/23 India v U.A.E. Perth 28 Feb 2015 ODI # 3618
2, 1/37 India v South Africa Melbourne 22 Feb 2015 ODI # 3610
3, 1/56 India v Pakistan Adelaide 15 Feb 2015 ODI # 3602
11*, 2/38 India v Afghanistan Adelaide 10 Feb 2015 Other OD
0/19, 20 India v Australia Adelaide 8 Feb 2015 Other OD
5, 0/62 India v England Perth 30 Jan 2015 ODI # 3595
- India v Australia Sydney 26 Jan 2015 ODI # 3592
1/12, 23 Indians v CA XI Adelaide 4 Dec 2014 Other
1/64, 1* India v Sri Lanka Ahmedabad 6 Nov 2014 ODI # 3540
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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Mar 6, 2015

Ravindra Jadeja blows a kiss after he took the catch to dismiss Jason Holder, India v West Indies, World Cup 2015, Group B, Perth, March 6

Ravindra Jadeja blows a kiss after he took the catch to dismiss Jason Holder

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Mar 6, 2015

Ravindra Jadeja took a wicket off his first ball to remove Andre Russell, India v West Indies, World Cup 2015, Group B, Perth, March 6

Ravindra Jadeja took a wicket off his first ball to remove Andre Russell

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Feb 10, 2015

Ravindra Jadeja drops a tough catch, Afghanistan v India, World Cup warm-ups, Adelaide, February 10, 2015

Ravindra Jadeja drops a tough catch

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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)
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