Ravindra Jadeja      

Full name Ravindrasinh Anirudhsinh Jadeja

Born December 6, 1988, Navagam-Khed, Saurashtra

Current age 25 years 133 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 8 11 2 187 43 20.77 241 77.59 0 0 27 4 9 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 51 75 7 3353 331 49.30 5558 60.32 7 12 377 51 49 0
List A 141 101 33 2187 78 32.16 2564 85.29 0 13 171 47 52 0
Twenty20 113 83 18 1281 48 19.70 1058 121.07 0 0 93 45 34 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 8 16 2488 947 36 6/138 7/98 26.30 2.28 69.1 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 51 87 11933 4811 180 7/31 10/65 26.72 2.41 66.2 8 12 2
List A 141 136 6801 5176 175 5/36 5/36 29.57 4.56 38.8 7 1 0
Twenty20 113 90 1514 1940 60 5/16 5/16 32.33 7.68 25.2 0 1 0
Career statistics
Test debut India v England at Nagpur, Dec 13-17, 2012 scorecard
Last Test New Zealand v India at Wellington, Feb 14-18, 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 New Zealand v India at Wellington, Feb 14-18, 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 T20 v Mohali T20 at Abu Dhabi, Apr 18, 2014 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
0/43 Chennai T20 v Mohali T20 Abu Dhabi 18 Apr 2014 T20
0/11 India v Sri Lanka Dhaka 6 Apr 2014 T20I # 400
0/8 India v South Africa Dhaka 4 Apr 2014 T20I # 399
3, 1/25 India v Australia Dhaka 30 Mar 2014 T20I # 393
0/30 India v Bangladesh Dhaka 28 Mar 2014 T20I # 389
3/48 India v West Indies Dhaka 23 Mar 2014 T20I # 382
1/18 India v Pakistan Dhaka 21 Mar 2014 T20I # 378
2/23 India v England Dhaka 19 Mar 2014 Other T20
0/13, 12 India v Sri Lanka Dhaka 17 Mar 2014 Other T20
4/30 India v Afghanistan Dhaka 5 Mar 2014 ODI # 3483
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 5, 2014

Ravindra Jadeja, Dinesh Karthik and Virat Kohli appeal for a wicket, Afghanistan v India, Asia Cup, Mirpur, March 5, 2014

Ravindra Jadeja, Dinesh Karthik and Virat Kohli appeal for a wicket

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Mar 5, 2014

Ravindra Jadeja ran through the top order, Afghanistan v India, Asia Cup, Mirpur, March 5, 2014

Ravindra Jadeja ran through the top order

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Mar 2, 2014

Ravindra Jadeja exults after taking a catch, India v Pakistan, Asia Cup, Mirpur, March 2, 2014

Ravindra Jadeja exults after taking a catch

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Tour Results
Sri Lanka v India at Pallekele - Aug 7, 2012
India won by 39 runs
Sri Lanka v India at Pallekele - Aug 4, 2012
India won by 20 runs
Sri Lanka v India at Colombo (RPS) - Jul 31, 2012
India won by 6 wickets (with 46 balls remaining)
Sri Lanka v India at Colombo (RPS) - Jul 28, 2012
India won by 5 wickets (with 2 balls remaining)
Sri Lanka v India at Hambantota - Jul 24, 2012
Sri Lanka won by 9 wickets (with 181 balls remaining)
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