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India Vs West Indies: Ravindra Jadeja On The Verge Of A New Milestone

Written By Karthik Nair | Mumbai | Published:

Team India will be looking to continue their successful run in the Caribbean. The Men In Blue are undefeated in the ongoing tour as they have won both the T20I series as well as the ODI series. They will now be aiming for a total whitewash in the upcoming two-match Test series which starts from August 22 in Antigua. The Test series will also mark Virat Kohli & Co.'s participation in the  ICC World Test Championship. 

While this Test series is important for the Indian team, it is equally important for one of the team's important players. He is none other than Ravindra Jadeja who is on the verge of a new milestone.

Ravindra Jadeja is just eight wickets away from 200 scalps

You have heard that right. All Jadeja needs is eight more wickets to take 200 scalps in the longest format of the game.

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If the Saurashtra all-rounder manages to get there in the first Test, then he will be the 10th Indian on this elite list. Not only this, but he will also be the second-fastest spinner after Ravichandran Ashwin to achieve this feat. It appears that Ravindra Jadeja might share the ball with his old friend Ravichandran Ashwin as the duo will be hoping to blow away the West Indian bowling line-up with their variety of googlies and flippers. 

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Jadeja has 192 wickets in the 41 Tests that he has played for India. This also proves that Jaddu has been very successful for India in the game's longest format. The dashing cricketer from Jamnagar had made his Test debut against England back in 2012. 

Ravindra Jadeja is at the sixth spot in the ICC Test rankings for bowlers with a rating of 387. He is on the third spot when it comes to ICC's Top 10 All-Rounders list. 

Jadeja's valiant efforts in the semis

Ravi Jadeja had starred for India on that uneventful semi-final against New Zealand last month with the bat, ball as well as on the field. He bowled an economical spell of 1/34 in his 10 overs, effected a run out of a well-set Ross Taylor and took a brilliant catch of Tom Latham.

When India were down and out at 92/6 in came Jadeja and he as well as MS Dhoni took India to the cusp of victory with a 116-run stand for the seventh wicket. 

However, his dismissal in the 48th over triggered a collapse as India's quest for a third World Cup came to an abrupt end.

 

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