India all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja added another feather to his hat when he was recognized as India’s most valuable Test player of the 21st century by Wisden.
Jadeja who made his Test debut for India back in 2012 has scalped a total of 213 wickets and has scored 1869 runs in 49 matches. Wisden uses a tool called CricViz that uses an ‘MVP rating’ using a statistical model to rank player’s ‘match impact’.
Apart from this Jadeja has a ton and 14 half-centuries to his name in the longer format while has an economy of 2.43.
“It might come as a surprise to see Ravindra Jadeja, India’s spin-bowling all-rounder, feature as India’s number one. After all, he’s not even always an automatic pick in their Test team. However, when he does play he is picked as a frontline bowler and has batted as high as No.6 – contributing to a very high match involvement,” Cricviz’s Freddie Wilde told Wisden.
Though the Indian team last played a Test series in New Zealand where they suffered a whitewash. Jadeja scalped two wickets in the first innings while scored 9 and 16*.
Jadeja was slated to play for CSK in the IPL but the COVID-19 outburst had initially postponed the start of the tournament till April and later for an indefinite time.