Ravindra Jadeja's analysis of 100 ODI wickets

Ravindra Jadeja took his 100th wicket against Australia in the sixth ODI in Nagpur © PTI

Ravindra Jadeja became the third Indian left-arm spinner after Ravi Shastri and Yuvraj Singh to take 100 One-Day International (ODI) wickets. Sarang Bhalerao analyses Jadeja’s figures for India in details.

On Wednesday, Ravindra Jadeja picked up the wicket of Mitchell Johnson in the sixth One-Day International (ODI) against Australia in Nagpur to increase his tally to 100 wickets for India. Jadeja achieved this feat in his 85th match. This was his 43rd wicket in the year 2013. This has been Jadeja’s best year in terms of bowling.

Let us analyse Jadeja’s year-wise performance

Years M R Ovs W BB Avg Eco SR
2009 14 506 97.4 10 4/32 50.6 5.18 58.6
2010 21 739 158 19 2/27 38.89 4.67 49.8
2011 13 555 112 24 4/33 23.12 4.95 28
2012 10 390 71.4 4 1/32 97.5 5.44 107.5
2013 27 979 239.3 43 5/36 22.76 4.08 33.4
Total 85 3,169 678.5 100 5/36 31.69 4.66 40.7

In the year 2012, Jadeja picked up only four wickets in the 10 ODIs. His strike rate was 107.5 in 2012. In 2011 it was the best — 28. Jadeja had taken 24 wickets in 112 overs in 13 games.

Let us analyse Jadeja’s performance against each opponent

Opponents M R Ovs W BB Avg Eco SR
England 14 507 107.4 26 4/33 19.5 4.7 24.8
Sri Lanka 24 858 177.1 20 4/23 42.9 4.84 53.1
West Indies 10 390 85 16 5/36 24.37 4.58 31.8
Australia 15 626 119.1 12 3/35 52.16 5.25 59.5
Zimbabwe 7 250 66 8 2/27 31.25 3.78 49.5
Pakistan 4 133 38 7 3/41 19 3.5 32.1
South Africa 4 154 37.5 7 2/29 22 4.07 32.4
Bangladesh 4 127 29 3 1/27 42.33 4.37 58
New Zealand 3 124 19 1 1/21 124 6.52 114
Total 85 3,169 678.5 100 5/36 31.69 4.66 40.7

Jadeja has taken 26 wickets against England in 14 games — at an average of 19.5 and a strike rate of 24.8 (i.e. wicket every four overs).

Jadeja’s average against New Zealand and Australia is 124 and 52.16 respectively. He has picked up a solitary wicket against New Zealand in three appearances while he has taken 12 wickets in 15 games against Australia.

(Sarang Bhalerao hails from a family of doctors, but did his engineering. He then dumped a career in IT with Infosys to follow his heart and passion and became a writer with CricketCountry. A voracious reader, Sarang aspires to beat Google with his knowledge of the game! You can follow him on Twitter here)