Ravindra Jadeja

Irfan Pathan’s 22 wickets in 12 innings have been surpassed by the Indian left-arm spinner’s 24 wickets in 18 innings.
On September 12, 2023, at R. Premadasa Stadium in Colombo during their Super Fours match for the Asia Cup, India’s Ravindra Jadeja celebrates the dismissal of Sri Lanka’s captain Dasun Shanaka. Photo courtesy of ANI

In ODI versions of the Asia Cup, Indian spinner Ravindra Jadeja has surpassed Irfan Pathan to capture the most wickets for India.

Tuesday’s Super Four stage match at the R. Premadasa Stadium against Sri Lanka saw Jadeja reach the milestone. In the game, he grabbed two wickets and lost 33 runs.

Irfan Pathan’s 22 wickets in 12 innings have been surpassed by the Indian left-arm spinner’s 24 wickets in 18 innings.

Ravindra Jadeja
Ravindra Jadeja

With 19 wickets in nine innings, Kuldeep Yadav is also in the running. Jadeja has taken the fifth-most wickets overall in the Asia Cup. With 30 scalps in 24 innings, Muthiah Muralidaran is in first place on the table.

At the R Premadasa Stadium on Tuesday, India’s bowling assault helped the team advance to the Asia Cup 2023 final with one game remaining after ending Sri Lanka’s trend of 13 consecutive victories in one-day international matches.

Both sides’ spinners dominated the match, but pacers also contributed to India’s 41-run triumph against the co-hosts.

Earlier in the match, Sri Lanka defeated Men in Blue for 213 thanks to belligerent bowlers Dunith Wellalage and Charith Asalanka who tore through India’s top order.

Wellalage, a young player, accomplished a spectacular feat when he secured his first 5-wicket haul, single-handedly shattering a tough Indian batting order and taking the wickets of star players like Rohit Sharma, Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, KL Rahul, and Hardik Pandya.

More About Ravindra Jadeja

The Indian international cricketer Ravindra Jadeja (born 6 December 1988), also known by his stage name Ravindrasinh Anirudhsinh Jadeja, plays for the Indian national cricket team in all forms.

He is an all-arounder who bowls left-arm orthodox spin and bats left-handed. As the fifth Indian and fifth-fastest player to reach 2,000 runs and 200 wickets in Test cricket in 2021, he is regarded as one of the top all-rounders of the previous ten years.

Ravindra Jadeja
Ravindra Jadeja

As a member of the side that won the championship, Jadeja received the man of the match award in 2013 ICC Champions Trophy as the tournament’s top wicket-taker. In first-class cricket, he plays for Saurashtra, and in the Indian Premier League, he has led the Chennai Super Kings.

With 194 wickets, Ravindra Jadeja is eighth among Indian ODI wicket-takers as of August 2023.
When Virat Kohli, a former Indian captain, captained the Indian U-19 cricket team in Malaysia in 2008, Jadeja served as vice-captain and helped lead the side to victory.

On February 8, 2009, he faced Sri Lanka in his first ODI and recorded an unbeaten 60 off 77 balls. On December 13, 2012, against England in Nagpur, he made his Test debut, over four years later. At the 2012 IPL Players Auction, Jadeja was purchased by the Chennai Super Kings for $2 million.

After the Chennai Super Kings were suspended from the IPL for two seasons, he was purchased by the Gujarat Lions for 9.5 crores in the 2016 IPL Players Auction.

When he defeated Sam Billings on January 22, 2017, at Eden Gardens in Kolkata, Jadeja became the first Indian left-arm spinner to record 150 One Day International wickets.

He passed Ravichandran Ashwin, who had held that position for a while, to become the world’s best bowler in March 2017.

Ravindra Jadeja
Ravindra Jadeja

Following MS Dhoni, he was named captain of the Chennai Super Kings IPL team for the 2022 IPL season. But he resigned in the middle of the campaign.

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