India tour of West Indies: Vice-captain Ravindra Jadeja wants 3 wickets to go previous Kapil Dev on the record of bowlers with most wickets in ODIs between India and the West Indies.

Ravindra Jadeja eyes bowling milestones in ODI sequence in West Indies (Reuters Photograph)


  • Jadeja has picked up 41 wickets in 29 ODIs vs West Indies
  • Kapil Dev has 43 wickets in opposition to the West Indies
  • Jadeja was named vice-captain for 3-match ODI sequence, beginning July 22

Ravindra Jadeja will likely be Shikhar Dhawan’s deputy when India tackle the West Indies in a 3-match ODI sequence in Port of Spain, Trinidad from July 22. Having earned the accountability of the vice-captain, Jadeja will likely be eager on stepping up and main a younger aspect from the entrance, particularly within the bowling division.

Whereas Ravindra Jadeja wants no further motivation whereas enjoying for the senior nationwide group, the all-rounder is closing in on a significant ODI bowling milestone.

Jadeja has the chance to interrupt Courtney Walsh’s file for probably the most wickets in India-West Indies ODI cricket. He is also in line to interrupt Kapil Dev’s Indian file for the best wickets tally in opposition to the West Indies within the 50-over format of the sport.

Ravindra Jadeja is at present tied on the 4th spot with Anil Kumble with 41 wickets in 29 matches. Nonetheless, the left-arm spinner has discovered little or no success within the Caribbean up to now, having picked up solely 4 wickets in 9 matches within the West Indies.

Jadeja’s success in opposition to the West Indies have come at residence, the place he has picked up 30 wickets in 18 matches, 3 greater than Kumble’s tally.


Courtney Walsh – 44 wickets in 38 matches at 24.15
Kapil Dev – 43 wickets in 42 matches at 28.88
Anil Kumble – 41 wickets in 26 matches at 23.73
Ravindra Jadeja – 41 wickets in 29 matches at 29.87
Mohammed Shami – 37 wickets in 18 matches at 22.54

Jadeja is anticipated to guide the spin-bowling assault which additionally has Axar Patel, Yuzvendra Chahal, and the part-time-off-spin from Deepak Hooda. Jadeja managed simply 1 wicket throughout 5 matches within the white-ball sequence in opposition to England however Dhawan will likely be hoping for an improved present from him.

Nonetheless, it stays to be seen if Jadeja is obtainable for motion within the ODIs as he reportedly has a knee niggle. The group administration is prone to take a name on Jadeja’s availability after consulting the medical group in regards to the extent of his harm.

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