Spin bowling all-rounder, 31 years old Ravindra Jadeja, was named India’s Most Valuable Player(MVP) of the 21st century by Wisden for his contribution in both batting and fielding.
Jadeja’s MVP rating is around 97.3 which is second only to Muttiah Muralitharan of Sri Lanka making him the World’s second most Valuable Test Player of the 21st Century.
The CricViz, an analysis tool in cricket is used by the Wisden to analyse his performance.
i.Jadeja made his debut in 2009 and represented India in 49 test matches, 165 ODIs and 49 T20Is as of 2020.
ii.His bowling and batting averages are 24.62 and 35.26 respectively.
iii.He scored more than 1000 runs and took around 150 wickets.
Wisden poll results of India’s greatest test batsman:
i.Wisden conducted the poll on its official facebook account to choose the among 16 Indian Batsmen.
ii.The list was later slashed to four finalists with Dravid against Sunil Gavaskar and Tendulkar and Virat Kohli.
iii.Around 11400 fans took part in the poll
iv.“The Wall” Rahul Dravid tops the list with around 52% of the total votes and became India’s greatest test batsman.
v.“God of Cricket” Sachin Tendulkar secured the second position followed by Gavaskar and Virat Kohli in 3nd and 4th position.
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