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IND vs BAN: Ravindra Jadeja takes 200th ODI Wicket, Joins Kapil Dev in Elite Indian List

Ravindra Jadeja, the Indian cricket player, achieved a significant milestone by taking his 200th wicket in One Day Internationals (ODIs). Joining the prestigious list with Kapil Dev, Jadeja's remarkable feat is celebrated in this article.

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Ravindra Jadeja with Team as he takes 200th ODI wicket during India vs Bangladesh Super Fours at R. Premadasa Stadium, Colombo

The Asia Cup 2023 clash between India and Bangladesh witnessed a historic moment as Ravindra Jadeja, the Indian all-rounder, achieved a significant milestone by taking his 200th wicket in One Day International (ODI) cricket. This accomplishment places Jadeja in an elite list of Indian players, joining the legendary Kapil Dev. Let's delve into the details of this remarkable achievement and explore the impact Jadeja has made in the world of cricket.

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Jadeja's Landmark Wicket

During the Super 4 clash against Bangladesh, Ravindra Jadeja bowled a delivery that trapped left-handed batsman Shamim Hossain plumb in front of the wickets. The on-field umpire raised his finger, signaling the dismissal. However, Hossain opted for a review to challenge the decision. Upon reviewing the footage, it became evident that the ball would have gone on to hit the stumps. As a result, Bangladesh lost their review, and Jadeja secured his 200th ODI wicket.

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Joining the Elite Indian List

Ravindra Jadeja's achievement of reaching 200 wickets in ODI cricket places him in an esteemed group of Indian bowlers. He becomes only the second Indian after Kapil Dev to amass 2,500 runs and 200 wickets in one-day internationals. This remarkable feat showcases Jadeja's versatility and skill as an all-rounder.

The Journey to 200 Wickets

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Jadeja's journey to 200 ODI wickets has been exceptional, highlighting his consistent performance and impact on the field. Let's take a look at the top Indian bowlers with 200 or more ODI wickets:

  Rank   Player   Wickets
  1    Anil Kumble   337
  2   Javagal Srinath   315
  3   Ajit Agarkar   288
  4   Zaheer Khan   282
  5   Harbhajan Singh   269
  6   Kapil Dev   253
  7   Ravindra Jadeja   200



Ravindra Jadeja currently occupies the seventh spot on this prestigious list, further highlighting his impact as a bowler for the Indian cricket team.

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Impact on the Asia Cup 2023

Jadeja's milestone moment came during the Super 4 clash of the Asia Cup 2023. The Indian team won the toss and elected to bowl first at the R Premadasa Stadium in the Sri Lankan capital. With Jadeja's crucial wicket, Bangladesh found themselves struggling at 161 for 6 in 34.1 overs. Jadeja's consistent performance throughout the tournament has been instrumental in India's success, with the all-rounder already securing five wickets.

Jadeja's Contribution as an All-Rounder

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Ravindra Jadeja's impact on the Indian cricket team extends beyond his bowling prowess. As a dynamic all-rounder, he has made significant contributions with both bat and ball. His performances in the ODI format, especially in crucial matches, have played a pivotal role in India's success. Jadeja's ability to contribute in multiple facets of the game makes him a valuable asset to the team.

The Legacy of Kapil Dev

Kapil Dev, the legendary Indian all-rounder, has left an indelible mark on Indian cricket. As the captain who led India to its first-ever World Cup victory in 1983, Kapil Dev is regarded as a trailblazer in Indian cricket history. Ravindra Jadeja's achievement of joining Kapil Dev in the list of Indian players with 2,500 runs and 200 wickets further solidifies the legacy of the former captain.

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Future Prospects for Jadeja

With his remarkable performance and consistent growth as a player, Ravindra Jadeja's future in international cricket looks promising. He has established himself as a vital cog in the Indian cricket team, contributing in various formats of the game. Jadeja's versatility and ability to perform under pressure make him an invaluable asset for the team going forward.

Conclusion

Ravindra Jadeja's achievement of taking his 200th ODI wicket in the Asia Cup 2023 clash against Bangladesh is a testament to his skills and consistency as a bowler. Joining the elite list of Indian players with 2,500 runs and 200 wickets in ODIs, Jadeja has firmly established himself as a key player for the Indian cricket team. With his remarkable performances, Jadeja continues to make significant contributions to the team's success. As he looks ahead, the future holds immense promise for this talented all-rounder, and fans eagerly anticipate witnessing his continued growth and success in the world of cricket.

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