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Ravindra Jadeja is one of the 15 players who have been named in the India squad to play the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 in England and Wales. Ravindra Jadeja, who made his one-day international debut on 8-Feb-09, had played 151 ODI matches until the 2019 World Cup. In the 101 innings he batted in, he had scored a total of 2035 runs, having faced 2416 balls, at an average of 29.93 and a strike rate of 84.23. He was unbeaten in 33 of those innings. His highest score in an innings was 87. He had 0 centuries and 10 half-centuries to his name. In the bowling department, Ravindra Jadeja had bowled 7669 balls and taken 174 wickets while conceding a total of 6245 runs. He had an average of 35.89 and an economy rate of 4.89 His best ODI bowling performance was 5/1.
 
Teams: Saurashtra, Rajasthan Royals, India U19, India, Board Presidents XI, Kochi Tuskers Kerala, Chennai Super Kings, India B, Indians, India A, Gujarat Lions, India Blue, Rest of India.
 
Ravindra Jadeja is an Indian cricketer from Saurashtra. He is an all-rounder who bats in the lower-middle order and bowls slow left-arm orthodox spin. He represents Saurashtra in domestic cricket and Chennai Super Kings in the Indian Premier League (IPL). He was part of India’s U-19 World Cup team that won the World Cup under the captaincy of Virat Kohli. He played a crucial role with the ball in that tournament by taking 10 wickets in 6 games at an average of 13. Jadeja scored three triple centuries in domestic cricket to help get back in the Indian National team in 2012-13. In April 2019, he was named in India's squad for the 2019 Cricket World Cup.
 
ODI career
 
Ravindra Jadeja made his One Day International (ODI) debut against Sri Lanka at The Premadasa Stadium in Colombo on February 8, 2009. He has represented India in 147 matches, scoring 1,990 runs at an average of 30.62 and a strike rate of 84.97, including 10 fifties. In the bowling department, he has conceded 171 runs at an economy rate of 4.89, and has a five-wicket haul against his name. In August 2013, Jadeja was named number 1 bowler by International Cricket Council (ICC). Jadeja was the fourth India bowler after Kapil Dev, Maninder Singh and Anil Kumble to be ranked No 1 and the first since Kumble in 1996. 

 
IPL career
 
Ravindra Jadeja was first signed by Rajasthan Royals in the inaugural season of IPL and had played a significant role as his franchise won the Cup that year. In the first IPL season, he scored 135 runs from 14 matches. In 2009, he bettered his performance of the previous year by scoring 295 runs at a strike rate of 110.95 and taking 6 wickets at an economy rate of only 6.47. He earned the praise from Rajasthan Royals captain Shane Warne, who gave him the nickname ‘Superstar’. Jadeja was barred from playing the 2010 season due to contractual irregularities, and in the following season he was bought by Kochi Tuskers Kerala for a whopping Rs 9.2 crore. After Kochi Tuskers were terminated in September 2011, Chennai Super Kings (CSK) bought him for Rs 9.72 crore. During CSK’s 2-year suspension, he played for Gujarat Lions. However, after CSK came back to the IPL fold, the Chennai franchise retained Jadeja along with MS Dhoni and Suresh Raina in 2018. In the 170 matches he has played so far in the various editions of IPL, Jadeja has scored 1,927 runs at an average of 24.08 and a strike rate of 122.59. His best score has been 48. In the bowling department, he has taken 108 wickets at an average of 29.18 and an economy rate of 7.57. He has had three four-wicket and one five-wicket hauls, and his best bowling performance of 5 for 16 came in the 2012 edition of IPL.
 
T20I career
 
Jadeja made his T20 International debut against Sri Lanka at The Premadasa Stadium in Colombo on February 10, 2009, which India won by 3 wickets. In the 2009 ICC World Twenty20, Jadeja was criticised for not scoring fast enough as India lost to England. In his T20I career, Jadeja has taken 31 wickets in 40 matches at an economy rate of 7.27, while in the batting department he has scored only 116 runs.
 
Test career
 
Jadeja started his Test career against England at Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium in Nagpur on December 13, 2012, and had a decent debut. He was retained for the home series against Australia, where the Ravichandran Ashwin-Jadeja duo demolished the Aussie batting line-up. India recorded a historic 4-0 win against Australia in the series and experts termed Jadeja, who took 24 wickets in 4 matches, the architect of the win. Thereafter, Jadeja cemented his place in the Test side as India played in the Indian Subcontinent. In the 41 matches, he scalped 192 wickets at an average of 23.69, including nine five-wicket hauls and a 10-wicket one. In the batting department, he scored a total of 1,485 runs at an average of 32.28, along with a century and 10 fifties.

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