|Bowls||Left-arm orthodox spin|
CLT20 2013 Statistics
Batting and Fielding
|Birth Date||06 December 1988|
A left-arm spinner and lower order batsman, Ravindra Jadeja has been an enigma right since his advent in international cricket. He was part of the victorious Indian team that won the Under-19 World Cup in Malaysia in 2008. His performance in IPL 2008 helped the Rajasthan Royals to title and earned him the nickname "Rockstar". In the 2012 IPL player auction, Jadeja was bought by Chennai Super Kings for $2 million, making him the most expensive player of the year's auction, after a tie breaker between the Chennai Super Kings and the now defunct Deccan Chargers.
He is the first Indian player and the eighth in the world – alongside the likes of Sir Don Bradman and Brian Lara - to score three triple centuries in first-class cricket. Earning his place in the national side on the back of those performances in the domestic circuit, Jadeja has become an important cog in the India line-up as well. His ability to provide breakthroughs at key moments in the game has made him the captain’s go to man irrespective of the format. The all-rounder topped the bowlers chart in the ICC ODI Player Rankings in August 2013 and joined Sunil Narine at the No 1 spot.
A fantastic fielder too, the 24-year old from Saurashtra poses the ability to turn the match in his team’s favour with the bat or the ball, making him an asset to any team.