Stats: Ravindra Jadeja achieves a rare ODI career double

Ravindra Jadeja
Ravindra Jadeja. (Photo Source: Twitter)

Indian all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja joined the elite list of players who have scored 1500 runs and taken 150 wickets in ODI cricket during the ongoing 3rd ODI game between India and England at the Eden Garden, Kolkata. Jadeja, who completed 150 ODI wickets in this game, became the first Indian left-arm spinner to take 150 wickets in this format.

The 28-year-old is now the 30th player and only the 5th Indian to achieve the double of 1500 runs and 150 wickets. South Africa and Pakistan too have 5 of their players making the all-round career double in ODIs. Among the 5 Indians, Jadeja is only the 2nd spinner after Sachin Tendulkar to achieve that. Jadeja took 129 games for this while all the 3 Indian pacers took fewer games than Jadeja to do the career double.


Indians with 1500+ runs and 150+ wickets in ODI cricket:

Player Bowler Type Matches Taken
IK Pathan  Pacer 118
M Prabhakar  Pacer 123
N Kapil Dev  Pacer 128
RA Jadeja  Spinner 129
SR Tendulkar  Spinner 385


In overall, Ravindra Jadeja is the joint 10th fastest to do the ODI double of 1500 runs and 150 wickets. He is 2nd fastest among the spinners to get there after Bangladesh’s Shakib Al Hasan, who took 119 games.

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Fastest to ODI double of 1500 runs and 150 wickets:

Player Teams Bowler Type Matches Taken
Sir RJ Hadlee  New Zealand Pacer 110
Abdul Razzaq  Pakistan / Asia XI Pacer 110
IK Pathan  India Pacer 118
Shakib Al Hasan  Bangladesh Spinner 119
HH Streak  Zimbabwe / Africa XI Pacer 122
M Prabhakar  India Pacer 123
DJ Bravo  West Indies Pacer 124
L Klusener  South Africa Pacer 125
N Kapil Dev  India Pacer 128
RA Jadeja  India Spinner 129
A Flintoff  England / ICC XI Pacer 129


Among the 30 players who have done the rare ODI career double, Ravindra Jadeja is the 10th spinner. (Jadeja is 11th spinner if we consider Steve Waugh as a spinner as he bowled medium-pace as well on many occasions.) Among the 10 spinners, 4 are left-arm spinners including Jadeja. Interestingly, there have been only 6 left-arm spinners in ODI cricket who picked 150 wickets and 4 of them achieved the double of 1500 runs and 150 wickets.

With Jason Roy’s wicket, Jaddu not only achieved the feat but also became the first Indian left-arm spinner with 150 ODI wickets. Only two other left-arm spin bowlers from India have taken more than 100 ODI wickets. Ravi Shastri took 129 ODI wickets while Yuvraj Singh took ODI 111 wickets. (Yuvraj has 110 wickets for India with one wicket coming for Asia XI)

(Stats as on 22nd January 2017)