Ravindra Jadeja achieves rare ODI double, joins Kapil Dev

Ravindra Jadeja joined an elusive club during India's game against Bangladesh in the 2023 Asia Cup, becoming only the second Indian all-rounder with the double of 200 wickets and 2,000 ODI runs.

India lost their final Asia Cup Super Four match against Bangladesh after opting to bowl in Colombo. The Men in Blue got off to a strong start, and by the 14th over, Bangladesh found themselves struggling at 59/4.

However, the resilient duo of captain Shakib Al Hasan, who scored 80 runs, and Towhid Hridoy, who contributed 54, came together and stitched together 101 runs for the fifth wicket.

The turning point came right after the drinks break in the 33rd over when Shakib was dismissed, leading to another batting collapse for Bangladesh. In the very next over, Jadeja, the Indian all-rounder, dismissed Shamim Hossain, which saw him register a significant achievement in his One Day International career.

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It was Jadeja's 200th dismissal in ODIs and he joined the esteemed company of former Indian captain Kapil Dev as the second Indian cricketer to have accomplished the remarkable feat of 200 wickets and over 2,000 runs in ODIs.

Furthermore, Jadeja also became the seventh Indian to reach the 200-wicket mark in ODIs. He joins the elite club that includes Anil Kumble (337), Javagal Srinath (315), Ajit Agarkar (288), Zaheer Khan (282), Harbhajan Singh (269), and Kapil (251), each of whom left an indelible mark on Indian cricket.

Kapil, a cricketing legend, picked up 253 wickets and scored 3,783 runs in 225 ODI matches during his illustrious career. He was the first Indian bowler to reach the 250-wicket milestone in ODIs, to add as one of the finest all-rounders the world has seen.

Jadeja has 200 wickets in 174 ODI innings, maintaining an average of 36.83 and an economy rate of 4.89. His contributions with the bat in ODIs have also been significant, amassing 2,578 runs from 123 innings at an impressive average of 32.22, accompanied by 13 half-centuries.

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Overall, only 13 players before Ravindra Jadeja had achieved the rare double of 200 ODI scalps and 2,000 ODI runs. Some legends feature in the club, including Shaun Pollock, Jacques Kallis and Shahid Afridi, with the left-hander becoming the 14th player to achieve the record.

Players with 2,000 ODI runs and 200 ODI wickets:

PlayerRunsBatting averageWicketsBowling average
Wasim Akram (PAK)371716.5250223.52
WPUJC Vaas (Asia/SL)202513.6840027.53
Shahid Afridi (Asia/ICC/PAK)806423.5739534.51
SM Pollock (Afr/ICC/SA)351926.4539324.5
ST Jayasuriya (Asia/SL)1343032.3632336.75
Shakib Al Hasan (BAN)738437.6730829.32
DL Vettori (ICC/NZ)225317.3330531.71
JH Kallis (Afr/ICC/SA)1157944.3627331.79
Abdul Razzaq (Asia/PAK)508029.726931.83
N Kapil Dev (IND)378323.7925327.45
HH Streak (Afr/ZIM)294328.2923929.82
CZ Harris (NZ)43792920337.5
CL Cairns (ICC/NZ)495029.4620132.8
RA Jadeja (IND)258531.9120036.92

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