Ravindra Jadeja      

Full name Ravindrasinh Anirudhsinh Jadeja

Born December 6, 1988, Navagam-Khed, Saurashtra

Current age 25 years 300 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 105 71 24 1649 87 35.08 1945 84.78 0 10 131 34 37 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 145 104 35 2295 87 33.26 2652 86.53 0 14 181 49 53 0
Twenty20 132 96 25 1518 48 21.38 1214 125.04 0 0 110 55 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 105 102 5189 4082 127 5/36 5/36 32.14 4.71 40.8 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 145 140 7017 5348 182 5/36 5/36 29.38 4.57 38.5 8 1 0
Twenty20 132 109 1894 2462 81 5/16 5/16 30.39 7.79 23.3 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 England v India at Leeds, Sep 5, 2014 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 England v India at Leeds, Sep 5, 2014 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Maharashtra v Saurashtra at Mumbai (BS), Apr 4, 2007 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Chennai Super Kings v Perth Scorchers at Bangalore, Sep 27, 2014 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
44*, 0/26 Super Kings v Scorchers Bangalore 27 Sep 2014 T20
40*, 0/36 Super Kings v Dolphins Bangalore 22 Sep 2014 T20
1/25 Super Kings v KKR Hyderabad (Deccan) 17 Sep 2014 T20
1/35, 7 India v England Birmingham 7 Sep 2014 T20I # 405
0/66, 87 India v England Leeds 5 Sep 2014 ODI # 3525
2/40 India v England Birmingham 2 Sep 2014 ODI # 3523
1/38, 12* India v England Nottingham 30 Aug 2014 ODI # 3520
9*, 4/28 India v England Cardiff 27 Aug 2014 ODI # 3517
7, 0/14 Indians v Middlesex Lord's 22 Aug 2014 Other OD
0, 1/36, 4 India v England Manchester 7 Aug 2014 Test # 2134
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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Sep 27, 2014

Ravindra Jadeja made an unbeaten 44 off 28, Chennai Super Kings v Perth Scorchers, Champions League T20, Bangalore, September 27, 2014

Ravindra Jadeja made an unbeaten 44 off 28

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Sep 22, 2014

Ravindra Jadeja smashed 40 off 14 balls, Chennai Super Kings v Dolphins, CLT20, Group A, Bangalore, September 22, 2014

Ravindra Jadeja smashed 40 off 14 balls

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Sep 5, 2014

Ravindra Jadeja threw a number of late punches, England v India, 5th ODI, Headingley, September 5, 2014

Ravindra Jadeja threw a number of late punches

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Tour Results
New Zealand v India at Wellington - Feb 14-18, 2014
Match drawn
New Zealand v India at Auckland - Feb 6-9, 2014
New Zealand won by 40 runs
NZ XI v Indians at Whangarei - Feb 2-3, 2014
Match drawn
New Zealand v India at Wellington - Jan 31, 2014
New Zealand won by 87 runs
New Zealand v India at Hamilton - Jan 28, 2014
New Zealand won by 7 wickets (with 11 balls remaining)
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