All-rounder Ravindra Jadeja has been named as India’s Most Valuable Player (MVP) in Wisden’s latest analysis. Wisden used CricViz model to analyse the same.
He is only behind Sri Lanka’s Muttaih Muralitharan when it comes to the Test cricket’s MVP.
His bowling, fielding as well as his batting was taken into account during the analysis.
“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.
“The 31-year-old’s bowling average of 24.62 is better than Shane Warne’s and his batting average of 35.26 is better than Shane Watson’s. His batting and bowling average differential of 10.62 runs is the second-best of any player this century to have scored more than 1,000 runs and taken 150 wickets. He is an all-rounder of the very highest quality,” he added.
Jadeja made his debut in 2009 and is a regular for a long time now. He appeared in more than 250 international matches for India.