Ravindra Jadeja, the star Indian all-rounder, has stunned everyone with his performance in the ongoing Border-Gavaskar Trophy. The 34-year-old has made an excellent comeback to the team. He had been out of the Indian team setup for the last five months owing to a freak injury sustained in the Asia Cup 2022.
He played a game in the Ranji Trophy before making his way to the Indian team. The left-arm all-rounder has single-handedly annihilated the Australian batting lineup in recent times. This article will look at Ravindra Jadeja’s top bowling spells in Test Cricket.
3. 6/63- Against Australia, 2017
Australia made a solid start to the 2017 Border-Gavaskar Trophy with a 333-run victory in the first Test. The Men in Blue then turned the tables in the second game to keep their hopes alive in the four-match series. While it was anticipated that Indian spinners would do well on the wicket, Jadeja stole the show in the second innings.
India scored 189 runs in the first innings while batting first. After that, perplexing deliveries proved the major challenge for the Aussies, who were bowled out for 276 runs. Jadeja recorded six wickets while allowing only 63 runs in 21.4 overs. India eventually won the match by a score of 75 runs.
2. 7/48- Against England, 2016
In 2016, Ravindra Jadeja led India to an innings victory over England in a Test. The venue was Chennai, and Jadeja stunned the visitors with his then-career-best spell of 7/48 in the second innings. Alastair Cook and Keaton Jennings provided a solid start for England, putting on 103 runs for the first wicket.
When Jadeja broke the partnership, the English batting lineup collapsed like a house of cards. England was 103/0 at one point before being all out for 207 runs. Jadeja took seven wickets, while Ishant Sharma, Amit Mishra, and Umesh Yadav each took one. India eventually won by innings and 75 runs.
1. 7/42- Against Australia, 2023
On Sunday, Ravindra Jadeja bowled his career-best Test bowling figures as Australia were bowled out for 113 in their second innings of the second match against India in Delhi. Australia started Day 3 of the second Test on 61/1 and lost their final nine wickets for 52 runs, with Jadeja taking seven for 42 runs in 12.1 overs.
Australia looked to pose a significant threat to India with a 1-run lead in the first innings. Jadeja, however, made sure that the visitors were kept at bay. After that, it was up to the Indian batters to chase down 115 runs, which they did with six wickets to spare on the third day of the match.