Pink-ball Test: Ravindra Jadeja Nine Wickets Away From Joining Kapil Dev And R Ashwin

Written by Mohan Sharma

India cricketer Ravindra Jadeja is on the cusp of a major milestone. Jadeja, who recently became the world’s top-ranked allrounder, needs nine wickets to complete the double of 250 wickets and 2000-plus runs in Test cricket.

Jadeja has a chance to achieve the feat in the day-night Test between India and Sri Lanka that starts from Saturday in Bengaluru. Should he be able to take nine wickets in the contest, the 33-year-old will become the fifth Indian cricketer to complete the double (250 wickets and 2000 runs) in Test cricket after Kapil Dev, Anil Kumble, Harbhajan Singh and Ravichandran Ashwin.

Jadeja boasts of a superb record at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium where in three Tests, he has taken 17 wickets which is the most he has taken at a single venue.

Additionally, he’s also staring at the record for becoming the third quickest Indian to 250 Test wickets. Ashwin currently tops the list having achieved the milestone in 45 Tests.

So far, Jadeja has 241 wickets from 58 Tests.

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