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Ravindra Jadeja

Full NameRavindrasinh Anirudhsinh Jadeja

BornDecember 6, 1988

Height5 ft 8 in (173 cm)

NationalityIndian

RoleAll Rounder / Slow Left arm orthodox & Left hand Batsman

Relation(s)Riva Solanki (Wife)

Ravindra Jadeja Biography


Ravindra Jadeja born on December 6, 1988, has been one of the splendid finds of Indian cricket. The Saurashtra left-handed all-rounder was a piece of triumphant at the number of occasions.

 

He is a slow left-arm orthodox bowler who takes the firm responsibility of handling the lower middle order batting effectively. He was born in a middle-class Rajput family to a watchman and did not enjoy many privileges in his childhood.

 

Early career

 

After his performances in the domestic tournaments, Jadeja was selected in the India Under-19 squad that won the World Cup 2008, with him making a striking commitment all through the competition.

 

Triumphing great in the 2008-09 Ranji season with 739 runs and 42 wickets for Saurashtra, he made his presentation for India in the last match of the series against Sri Lanka, scoring a fifty even as India lost in 2009.

 

He was picked by the Rajasthan franchise for the Indian Premier League and played a few thumps in the inaugural IPL in 2008. For the 2011 edition of the tournament, he was with Kochi Tuskers Kerala before he shifted to Chennai Super Kings after being bought for an incredible $2 million.


Major Achievements

 

During the 2013 Champions Trophy finals, Jadeja played a valuable innings of 33 runs against England in the finals and grabbed two wickets helping the team lift second title.

 

A few months after this, Jadeja topped the ICC ODI rankings as the number one bowler, becoming the first Indian bowler to top the rankings since Anil Kumble in 1996.

 

Career Trajectory

 

Ravindra Jadeja has been captain Dhoni’s go-to man since the knocks in the year 2013 which led to his glory.

 

However, even after his excellent performance, he had a downfall and was the center of criticism many times. He didn't have the best of times at the 2014 World T20 as he was costly and did not figure out how to get numerous wickets. His shape with the bat in ODIs was not extraordinary either and he lost his place to Axar Patel on a couple of events.

 

Then too, the selectors demonstrated confidence in Jadeja and included him in the squad for the 2015 ICC World Cup, but no luck there either.


Jadeja reached new heights in 2016 and 2017, which were probably the best years of his career. He picked up 97 wickets from 38 test innings and played match winning innings with the bat. He was also ranked as the top bowler and all-rounder in tests for his performance in 2016-17 season.


5 best fielding efforts by Ravindra Jadeja
5 best fielding efforts by Ravindra Jadeja
A compilation of the best catches and run-outs by Jadeja in international cricket.
2018 Vijay Hazare Trophy: Jadeja reveals how Dhoni's advice inspired him to score his second List A century
2018 Vijay Hazare Trophy: Jadeja reveals how Dhoni's advice inspired him to score his second List A century
Jadeja had smashed an unbeaten 113 to help Saurashtra win against Jharkhand on Sunday.
2018 Vijay Hazare Trophy: KL Rahul, Ravindra Jadeja score centuries
2018 Vijay Hazare Trophy: KL Rahul, Ravindra Jadeja score centuries
Out-of-favour Indian stars KL Rahul and Ravindra Jadeja made a strong case for themselves in a bid a make a comeback to the Indian ODI team
Vijay Hazare Trophy 2018: 10 players to watch out for
Vijay Hazare Trophy 2018: 10 players to watch out for
The competition will see some of the young prospective talents brush shoulders with national stars.
5 all-rounders who could be impact players in IPL 2018
5 all-rounders who could be impact players in IPL 2018
All-rounders are the most valuable and sought-after players in T20 cricket.
IPL Retention 2018: Ranking the teams based on retained players
IPL Retention 2018: Ranking the teams based on retained players
Analysing the strengths and weaknesses of the franchises based on their retention choices.
South Africa vs India 2018: Cape Town is India's best chance to win, says Ravindra Jadeja
South Africa vs India 2018: Cape Town is India's best chance to win, says Ravindra Jadeja
Jadeja also conceded that the tour will be a tough one for his team.
Ravindra Jadeja taken to hospital, doubtful for first Test
Ravindra Jadeja taken to hospital, doubtful for first Test
Shikhar Dhawan, on the other hand, has recovered from his ankle injury
Sportskeeda Cricket Awards 2017: Top 10 Test bowlers of the year
Sportskeeda Cricket Awards 2017: Top 10 Test bowlers of the year
As many as six bowlers reached the 50-wicket mark in 2017.
Sportskeeda Cricket awards: 5 best Test all-rounders in 2017
Sportskeeda Cricket awards: 5 best Test all-rounders in 2017
Apart from the traditional batsmen and bowlers, there were few all-rounders who set the stage on fire in 2017.
Ashwin-Jadeja need to change their style in SA: Rahane
Ashwin-Jadeja need to change their style in SA: Rahane
Rahane also reiterated Ravi Shastri's contribution in bringing the team together along with Virat Kohli.
India seniors reflect on Under-19 World Cup experience
India seniors reflect on Under-19 World Cup experience
Shikhar Dhawan, Ravindra Jadeja and Kuldeep Yadav recall their journeys and provide useful advice to youngsters
South Africa vs India 2018: Ravi Shastri sheds light on India's bowling combination for Test series
South Africa vs India 2018: Ravi Shastri sheds light on India's bowling combination for Test series
Indian team's head coach shares his insight on the conundrum surrounding Ashwin and Jadeja.
Sachin Saga: 5 lowest rated Indian players in Sachin Tendulkar's latest cricket game
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We take a look at five of the lowest rated players in Sachin Saga.
Ravindra Jadeja slams six sixes in an over in SCA T20 tournament
Ravindra Jadeja slams six sixes in an over in SCA T20 tournament
Representing Jamnagar, the left-hander hammered a 69-ball 154 against Amreli.
IPL 2018: 5 players CSK should not retain
IPL 2018: 5 players CSK should not retain
CSK have plenty of options to choose from but there are some they simply should avoid.
SK Elite: When Ravindra Jadeja set up India's euphoric triumph in Bengaluru
SK Elite: When Ravindra Jadeja set up India's euphoric triumph in Bengaluru
Reminiscing Jadeja's momentous 6/63 against Australia in the 2017 Border-Gavaskar Trophy.
Top 5 Ravindra Jadeja knocks in international cricket
Top 5 Ravindra Jadeja knocks in international cricket
On his 29th birthday, looking at Jadeja's stellar performances with the bat.
Top 5 bowling spells by Ravindra Jadeja in Tests
Top 5 bowling spells by Ravindra Jadeja in Tests
Let us take a look at five of the best spells in Jadeja's Test career thus far.
Who said what: Cricketers wish Jasprit Bumrah, Ravindra Jadeja, RP Singh, and Karun Nair on their birthday
Who said what: Cricketers wish Jasprit Bumrah, Ravindra Jadeja, RP Singh, and Karun Nair on their birthday
Interestingly, they all share the same birthday.
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