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Ravindra Jadeja
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Ravindra Jadeja

India|Allrounder
Ravindra Jadeja

INTL CAREER: 2009 - 2021

Full Name

Ravindrasinh Anirudhsinh Jadeja

Born

December 06, 1988, Navagam-Khed, Saurashtra

Age

32y 200d

Batting Style

Left hand bat

Bowling Style

Slow left arm orthodox

Playing Role

Allrounder

TEAMS

"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 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 handed him a debut in 2012-13 against conventional wisdom, but Jadeja won them all over with over after over of unerring accuracy, and sits among the elite of Indian spin bowling now.

In October 2019, Jadeja became the quickest left-arm bowler to reach 200 Test wickets. In August 2013, he became the first Indian since Anil Kumble - in 1996 - to top the ICC ODI bowling rankings. In the IPL, Jadeja drew a scarcely believable bid of US$2 million in 2012. A few years ago, Shane Warne had nicknamed him "Rockstar" because of his confidence in his own ability and flamboyant ways. His most valuable skill, though, didn't have the glamour of a rockstar: fitness and strength to be able to be at the batsmen for hours, ready to pounce on any assistance from the pitch.

In an era that Jadeja was bound to be overshadowed by the artistry of fellow spinner R Ashwin, he actually kept the senior spinner on his toes and often stole the spot when conditions allowed India to play just one spinner. It helped that he was a captain's dream: arguably the fastest man on the turf and the best fielder in the time that he played, he went on to become an important lower-order batsman, a far cry from the subject of memes that his batting at the start of his career was. The ridicule of his triples - more than any Indian had ever hit in first-class cricket - was actually an indictment of the quality of bowling in Indian domestic cricket at that time.

Even after he had established himself, Jadeja had to fight through a serious shoulder injury and was even dropped from the squad, but he kept coming back. These hardships paled in comparison with the tough childhood in Jamnagar and the early knocks in his cricketing career, including being banned by the IPL for a year for essentially trying to negotiate his salary in the IPL.
Sidharth Monga

Career Averages

Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s4s6sCtSt
Test5275191985100*35.44322961.4711519150380
ODI1681133924118732.58276987.0701317849600
T20I50241021744*15.50193112.4300126210
FC10515327591533146.94979860.361030619107890
List A22115751346013432.64392788.1021825476820
T2025718172271762*24.922118128.280219798980
Bowling
FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
Test52991322953962217/4810/15424.412.4459.80991
ODI168164855770241885/365/3637.364.9245.50710
T20I50499731152393/483/4829.537.1024.90000
FC10518925197103864317/3113/12624.092.4758.4019277
List A2212121093287152495/365/3635.004.7843.901010
T20257229412052341705/165/1630.787.6224.20310
Ravindrasinh Anirudhsinh Jadeja
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Recent Matches - Player

MATCHBATBOWLDATEGROUNDFORMAT
India vs New Zealand15 & 161/20 & 0/2518-Jun-2021SouthamptonTest # 2425
Super Kings vs Mum Indians22*1/2901-May-2021DelhiT20
Super Kings vs Sunrisers7*0/2328-Apr-2021DelhiT20
Super Kings vs RCB62*3/1325-Apr-2021MumbaiT20
Super Kings vs KKR6*0/3321-Apr-2021MumbaiT20

Videos



Photos


Rishabh Pant and Ravindra Jadeja share a light moment on the field
India celebrate the wicket of Ross Taylor
Ravindra Jadeja evades a short one from Trent Boult
Ravindra Jadeja turns one into the leg side
The India contingent - players and support staff - ahead of the inaugural WTC final
Ravindra Jadeja had Suryakumar Yadav stumped