Picture of Ravindra Jadeja

Ravindra Jadeja

Batting style:
Left Handed bat
Bowling style:
Slow left-arm orthodox
Played for:
India, India A, India B, India Blue, India Red, Rest of India, West Zone, Chennai, Rajasthan, India Under-19, Saurashtra, Kochi
Roles played:
AllRounder
ICC Rank:
Batting:
0
Bowling:
27
Batting:
50
Bowling:
5
Batting:
0
Bowling:
28
Home country:
India
Born:
December 06, 1988, Navagam-Khed, Saurashtra

Profile

In a country like India where emotions ride high, the phrase, 'the next big thing' is used judgmentally for players at a very young age. Ravindra Jadeja is a victim of such a stereotype. It was only until a few years later that the talent was truly realised by the Indian selectors and subsequently capitalised to its fullest.

Glimpses of Jadeja's prodigious talent were evident in his debut first-class game where he scored 53 for West Zone. He was consequently a member of the 2006 Under-19 World Cup side which reached the final. He made it to the 2008 edition as well wherein his bowling performance of 2-25 against Pakistan in the final played a major role in India's acquisition of the title. A good stint in the Indian T20 league with Rajasthan under the captaincy of Shane Warne who had nicknamed him 'Rockstar', and an impressive all-round show in the 2008-09 season prompted selectors to hand him an ODI debut against Sri Lanka. Though India lost, the left-hander impressed with an unbeaten 60.

2012 turned out to be a productive year for Jadeja. He was one of the marquee signings for the then defending champions Chennai for US$2 million, making him the most expensive buy of the season. Jadeja hit the headlines and record books when he became the first Indian to score three triple centuries in first class cricket. With an all-rounder's role beckoning and the series already lost to England with one game to play, Jadeja received his first Test cap and hasn't looked back since.

The year 2013, saw Jadeja reach greater heights as he ran through the Australian batting line-up with consummate ease in India's 4-0 cleansweep in Tests. He surged to the top in the ICC bowler's rankings in ODIs as well, going past the likes of world class spinners like Saeed Ajmal and Sunil Narine. Constant hard work and self-belief has blessed Jadeja or 'Sir' as he is commonly known today, a regular berth in the Indian team across all the formats.


Fast Facts

  • At 20 years and 64 days, Ravindra Jadeja became the youngest Indian to score a half century on ODI debut.

 


Statistics

Show:
  Matches Innings Runs NO Avg. SR 100's 50's HS
Test 8 11 187 2 20.77 77.59 0 0 43
ODI 101 68 1541 22 33.50 82.98 0 9 78
T20 21 11 77 3 9.62 84.61 0 0 25
IPL 79 62 1105 15 23.51 125.14 0 0 48
CLT20 9 7 45 0 6.42 100.00 0 0 21
  Matches Innings Balls Runs Wickets BBI BBM Avg. Econ. 4w 5w 10w Extras
Test 8 16 2488 947 36 6/138 / 26.30 2.28 0 2 0 1
ODI 101 98 4973 3910 120 5/36 / 32.58 4.71 4 1 0 43
T20 21 21 412 494 13 3/48 / 38.00 7.19 0 0 0 11
IPL 79 56 898 1116 39 5/16 / 28.61 7.45 0 1 0 22
CLT20 9 9 150 249 6 2/18 / 41.50 9.96 0 0 0 3
  Catches Stumpings Runouts
Test 9 0 2
ODI 36 0 12
T20 11 0 4
IPL 20 0 12
CLT20 2 0 0

Career

Span:
Test:
2012-2014
 
ODI:
2009-2014
 
T20:
2009-2014
 
IPL:
2008-2014
 
CLT20:
2012-2013
Test
Debut:
India Vs England at Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium, Nagpur - Dec 13, 2012
Last played:
India Vs New Zealand at Basin Reserve, Wellington - Feb 14, 2014
ODI
Debut:
India Vs Sri Lanka at R.Premadasa Stadium, Colombo - Feb 08, 2009
Last played:
India Vs Afghanistan at Shere Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur - Mar 05, 2014
T20
Debut:
India Vs Sri Lanka at R.Premadasa Stadium, Colombo - Feb 10, 2009
Last played:
India Vs Sri Lanka at Shere Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur - Apr 06, 2014
IPL
Debut:
Rajasthan Vs Delhi at Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi - Apr 19, 2008
Last played:
Chennai Vs Punjab at Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi - Apr 18, 2014
CLT20
Debut:
Chennai Vs Sydney Sixers at The Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg - Oct 14, 2012
Last played:
Chennai Vs Rajasthan at Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur - Oct 04, 2013
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