Ravindra Jadeja      

Full name Ravindrasinh Anirudhsinh Jadeja

Born December 6, 1988, Navagam-Khed, Saurashtra

Current age 26 years 15 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 109 75 26 1691 87 34.51 2000 84.55 0 10 133 35 38 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 149 108 37 2337 87 32.91 2707 86.33 0 14 183 50 54 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 109 106 5417 4328 134 5/36 5/36 32.29 4.79 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 149 144 7245 5594 189 5/36 5/36 29.59 4.63 38.3 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 Sri Lanka at Ahmedabad, Nov 6, 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 India v Sri Lanka at Ahmedabad, Nov 6, 2014 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
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
2, 2/80 India v West Indies Dharamsala 17 Oct 2014 ODI # 3535
6, 3/44 India v West Indies Delhi 11 Oct 2014 ODI # 3533
1/58, 33* India v West Indies Kochi 8 Oct 2014 ODI # 3531
1/25 Super Kings v KKR Bangalore 4 Oct 2014 T20
27*, 1/9 Super Kings v Kings XI Hyderabad (Deccan) 2 Oct 2014 T20
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
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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Nov 24, 2014

Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli and Ravindra Jadeja walk off the field, Cricket Australia XI v Indians, Gliderol Stadium, Adelaide, 1st day, November 24, 2014

Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli and Ravindra Jadeja walk off the field

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Nov 6, 2014

Ravindra Jadeja picked up 1 for 64, India v Sri Lanka, 2nd ODI, Ahmedabad, November 6, 2014

Ravindra Jadeja picked up 1 for 64

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Oct 17, 2014

Ravindra Jadeja struck twice in the 28th over, India v West Indies, 4th ODI, Dharamsala, October 17, 2014

Ravindra Jadeja struck twice in the 28th over

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Tour Results
Sri Lanka v England at Colombo (PSS) - Apr 3-7, 2012
England won by 8 wickets
Sri Lanka v England at Galle - Mar 26-29, 2012
Sri Lanka won by 75 runs
SLC Dev XI v England XI at Colombo (SSC) - Mar 20-22, 2012
England XI won by 4 wickets
SL Board XI v England XI at Colombo (RPS) - Mar 15-17, 2012
England XI won by an innings and 15 runs
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