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The intriguing case of Jadeja: ranked high, but not needed

Hindu – Earlier this month, Ravindra Jadeja turned 30.

Summary

  • Jadeja is the ICC’s fifth best bowler in the world — the highest-ranked in the current series in Australia — and the No.
  • At the same stage, India’s greatest all-rounder Kapil Dev had 30 wickets fewer and about 200 runs more as a batsman than Jadeja.
  • At the domestic level, Jadeja’s three first class triple centuries are seen as a comment on the Ranji Trophy bowling rather than a tribute to his batting.
  • As India won 10 of 13 home Tests from September 2016, Jadeja’s contribution was significant: 71 wickets at 22.83 and 556 runs at 42.76.
  • In 2017, Jadeja was the No.


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