Ravindra Jadeja

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Ravindra Jadeja
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Personal information
Full name Ravindrasinh Anirudhsinh Jadeja
Born (1988-12-06) 6 December 1988 (age 26)
Jamnagar, Gujarat, India
Nickname Jaddu, RJ, Rockstar,Revadi, SRJ
Batting style Left-handed
Bowling style Slow left-arm orthodox
Role All-rounder
International information
National side
Test debut (cap 275) 13 December 2012 v England
Last Test 22 February 2013 v Australia
ODI debut (cap 177) 8 February 2008 v Sri Lanka
Last ODI 27 January 2013 v England
Domestic team information
Years Team
2006–present Saurashtra
2008–2009 Rajasthan Royals
2011 Kochi Tuskers Kerala
2012–present Chennai Super Kings
Career statistics
Competition Test ODI FC LA
Matches 2 65 45 105
Runs scored 28 1,028 3,194 1,674
Batting average 14.00 30.23 52.36 29.89
100s/50s 0/0 0/6 7/12 0/10
Top score 16 78 331 78
Balls bowled 822 3,000 10,267 4,828
Wickets 8 70 152 125
Bowling average 32.50 34.17 27.13 29.26
5 wickets in innings 0 0 10 0
10 wickets in match 0 n/a 2 n/a
Best bowling 3/72 4/32 7/31 4/8
Catches/stumpings 0/– 24/– 40/– 40/–
Source: Cricinfo, 28 February 2013

Ravindra Jadeja or Ravindrasinh Anirudhsinh Jadeja (born 6 December 1988) is an Indian cricketer. He is a left-handed middle-order batsman and slow left-arm orthodox bowler. Jadeja represents Saurashtra in first-class cricket, and Chennai Super Kings in the Indian Premier League. He was part of the victorious Indian U-19 cricket team that won the World Cup in Malaysia in 2008; he also represented India in the 2009 and 2010 ICC World Twenty20 competitions.

Jadeja made his ODI debut against Sri Lanka on 8 February 2009 and scored an unbeaten 60 in that match. However, his Test debut came almost four years later, in December 2012, against England at Nagpur. He was bought for $2 million by the Chennai Super Kings at the 2012 IPL Players Auction.

Recently he opened a restaurant in Rajkot and named it as "Jaddu's". The restaurant has a cricket theme and serves various dishes from different cuisines.


International career[edit]

Jadeja caught the attention of the national selectors with his strong all-round showing in the 2008–09 Ranji Trophy – 42 wickets and 739 runs – and was promptly picked for the ODI series in Sri Lanka. His international debut came in the final match of the series on 8 February 2009 where he scored 60*, although India lost the match. In the 2009 World Twenty20, Jadeja was criticised for not scoring fast enough in India's loss to England. Jadeja's World Twenty20 jinx continued with a poor bowling performance against Australia in the next edition of the tournament in 2010 which cost India dearly, with India losing the match and bowing out of the tournament. After the incumbent all rounder Yusuf Pathan suffered a loss of form, Jadeja took his place at No. 7 in the ODI team in late-2009. In the third ODI against Sri Lanka in Cuttack on 21 December 2009, Jadeja was awarded the man of the match award following a haul of four wickets. His best bowling is 4–32.[1]

He made a comeback into the Indian ODI side in the third ODI against England at The Oval in London: arriving at the crease with India 58–5 after 19 overs, he scored 78, adding 112 with skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni and 59 off only 5.1 overs with Ravichandran Ashwin to help his side reach 234–7 in 50 overs. He also took 2–42 from his 9 overs and was named "player of the match", but England won the rain-affected game. His performance in the fourth ODI at Lord's was mixed: he gave away four crucial overthrows with a poor throw from the boundary, but then took a brilliant catch on the boundary off the last ball.[2]

After his impressive performance at the start of Ranji Trophy season 2012–13 in which he scored two 300+ scores in 4 matches (4/125 and then 303* against Gujarat at Surat; 331 and 3/109 against Railways at Rajkot in the Ranji Trophy 2012–13), he was called up to join the 15-member India Test team to play the fourth Test against England at Nagpur.[3]

In his Test debut against England at Nagpur, he made a decent start, bowling 70 overs for 3/117.[4]

During the second ODI in the India- England series in Kochi, Jadeja smashed 61 of just 37 balls helping India to reach a total of 285. In the second innings he bowled a remarkable spell of 2 for 12 in 7 overs helping India to beat England by 127 runs and level the series 1–1. This performance helped Jadeja get the Man of the Match award.

First class cricket[edit]

Jadeja made his first class debut in the 2006–07 Duleep Trophy. He plays for West Zone in the Duleep Trophy and for Saurashtra in the Ranji Trophy.

In 2012, Jadeja became the eighth player in history, and the first Indian player, to score three first-class triple centuries in his career, joining Don Bradman, Brian Lara, Bill Ponsford, Walter Hammond, WG Grace, Graeme Hick and Mike Hussey. His first came in early November 2011 against Orissa, in which he scored 314 off 375 balls. His second came in November 2012 against Gujarat, in which he scored 303 not out. His third came against Railways in December 2012, in which he scored 331 runs in 501 balls. Jadeja reached this milestone at the young age of only 23.[5]

He is a part of India-A set-up.

Under 19 Cricket World Cup[edit]

He played for India in Under 19 Cricket World Cup in 2006 and 2008.

Indian Premier League[edit]

Ravindra Jadeja was selected by the Rajasthan Royals for the inaugural season of the Indian Premier League (IPL) in 2008, and played an important role in their victor (Royals defeated Chennai Super Kings in the final).Jadeja scored 135 runs from 14 matches at a strike rate of 131.06, his best score being 36* against Mohali (Kings XI Punjab). He did even better in 2009, scoring 295 runs a a strike rate of 110.90,[6] and conceding fewer than 6.5 runs per over.[7]

Jadeja sat out the 2010 IPL because of a ban arising from contractual irregularities.[8] In 2011, he was selected by Kochi Tuskers Kerala for $950,000. Kochi Tuskers were excluded from the IPL in September 2011, and in the 2012 IPL player auction, Jadeja was bought by Chennai Super Kings for $2 million (approx. Rs. 9.8 Crore) after a tie breaker with Deccan Chargers who bid the same amount. Jadeja was the most expensive player of the year's auction.[9]


  1. ^ "India v Sri Lanka in 2009/10". CricketArchive. Retrieved 21 December 2009. 
  2. ^ Jadeja brain-fade
  3. ^ "England in India 2012–13 : Zaheer Khan, Yuvraj Singh dropped; Parvinder Awana, Ravindra Jadeja picked | Cricket News | India v England". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 2013-01-23. 
  4. ^ "English cricket team in India – 4th Test". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 14 December 2012. 
  5. ^ Pandya, Haresh (2 December 2012). "Third triple puts Jadeja in elite company". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 6 January 2013. 
  6. ^ "Indian Premier League, 2009 / Records / Most runs". CricInfo. Retrieved 19 November 2012. 
  7. ^ "Indian Premier League, 2009 / Records / Best economy rates". CricInfo. Retrieved 19 November 2012. 
  8. ^ "Ravindra Jadeja out of IPL 2010". CricInfo. 13 February 2010. Retrieved 19 November 2012. 
  9. ^ Siddarth Ravindran (4 February 2012). "Millions for Jadeja, Jayawardene and Vinay". CricInfo. Retrieved 19 November 2012. 

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