Ravindrasinh Anirudhsinh Jadeja is an Indian cricketer who is a left-handed middle-order batsman and slow left-arm orthodox bowler. Jadeja first came into the spotlight 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 followed soon after in the final match of the series on 8 February 2009 where he scored 60*. In the third ODI against Sri Lanka in Cuttack on 21 December 2009, Jadeja was awarded the man of the match award for his haul of four wickets. His best bowling return is 4-32. Jadeja also took 2-42 from his 9 overs in the 3rd one-dayer against England at the Oval in London and was named "player of the match".
Ravindra Jadeja made his first class debut in the 2006-07 Duleep Trophy. In early November 2011 in a Ranji Trophy match against Orissa, Jadeja scored 314 off just 375 balls, with 29 fours and 9 sixes; he also scored 303* in the November 2012 Ranji Trophy match against Gujarat. In December 2012, he became only the eighth man in history to have three 300-plus scores in first-class cricket when he struck 331 against Railways. Jadeja was selected by the Rajasthan Royals for the inaugural season of the Indian Premier League (IPL) in 2008. In 2011, he was selected by Kochi Tuskers Kerala for $950,000 and in the 2012 IPL player auction, Jadeja was bought by Chennai Super Kings for $2 million.