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Ajay Jadeja
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Ajay Jadeja

India|middle-order batsman
Ajay Jadeja

INTL CAREER: 1992 - 2000

Full Name

Ajaysinhji Jadeja

Born

February 01, 1971, Jamnagar, Gujarat

Age

50y 71d

Batting Style

Right hand bat

Bowling Style

Right arm medium

Playing Role

Middle order batsman

relations

TEAMS

Cricinfo overview
An exuberant batsman, and an incorrigible charmer off the field, Ajay Jadeja entered international cricket with an infectious effervescence that won hearts and matches - but left behind an eerie trail of bookmaker connections and unanswered questions. A protégé of Kapil Dev, Jadeja's natural athleticism, energetic running between wickets, audacious big-hitting and winning smile were made for the floodlit age. His bustling, street-smart batsmanship in the middle and closing overs swung many one-dayers India's way, none more emphatically than the 1996 World Cup quarter-final against Pakistan, when he blasted 45 off 25 balls. But his obvious vulnerability against genuine pace and swing restricted his Test appearances to 15, and his career was halted in December 2000 by a five-year ban following damaging, though inconclusive, findings in a CBI inquiry on match-fixing. While Jadeja contested the ban, he found an even more glamorous vocation meanwhile: acting. In November 2004 his plea seeking permission to play international cricket was dismissed by the Delhi High Court after no one appeared on his behalf when the petition was taken up for hearing. However, a Division Bench subsequently permitted him to play domestic cricket and Jadeja returned to Delhi, where he was made captain. In September 2005 he took on a double role as captain and coach of Rajasthan. He also dabbles in cricket commentary. Cricinfo staff (October 2007)

Career Averages

Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s4s6sCtSt
Test152425769626.18146339.370462350
ODI19617936535911937.47767869.7963036685590
FC11117424810026454.002040740
List A29127152830411937.911148911
Bowling
FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
Test15------------
ODI1965212481094203/33/354.705.2562.40000
FC11147032140544/3739.622.7387.0000
List A29126802258493/33/346.085.0554.60000
Ajay Jadeja portrait
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Recent Matches - Player

MATCHBATWKDATEGROUNDFORMAT
Haryana vs Vidarbha33 & 7--07-Nov-2013NagpurFC
Haryana vs Mumbai14 & 0--27-Oct-2013RohtakFC
India vs Australia0*1c/0s28-Oct-2007KowloonOTHEROD
India vs New Zealand31*0c/0s27-Oct-2007KowloonOTHEROD
India vs England00c/0s27-Oct-2007KowloonOTHEROD

Photos


Ajay Jadeja looks for maximum
Aunshuman Gaekwad, Ajay Jadeja and Sandeep Patil assess the conditions
Ajay Jadeja during a book launch
Wasim Akram and Ajay Jadeja take questions
Wasim Akram and Ajay Jadeja pose with seven contestants
Ajay Jadeja in action