Dharmendrasinh Jadeja showcased a stellar performance in the 2024 Ranji Trophy encounter between Saurashtra and Rajasthan, claiming a career-best 7/32 in the second innings. This left-arm spinner’s remarkable spell played a pivotal role in Saurashtra bundling out Rajasthan for just 87 runs, securing a convincing 218-run victory, marking their second consecutive win.
Spin Magic Unleashed by Jadeja
In a phenomenal display of spin bowling, Jadeja not only took 5/99 in the first innings but also continued his dominance on Day 4. He strategically removed key Rajasthan batsmen, including Yash Kothari, Karan Lamba, Kunal Rathore, Samarpit Joshi, Deepak Hooda, and Arafat Khan, showcasing his mastery over the art of spin.
Consistency Across Seasons
Jadeja’s brilliance is not limited to this match, as he has been a consistent force for Saurashtra in the 2024 Ranji Trophy. With an impressive tally of 30 wickets from six matches at an average of 19.76, he stands as the joint fifth-highest wicket-taker in the ongoing season. Notably, his career-best figures of 7/32 were achieved in this very match against Rajasthan.
Impressive Career Stats
Delving into his overall First-Class career, the 33-year-old has amassed 343 wickets from 83 matches at an average of 27.30. His remarkable record includes 20 fifers, 18 four-wicket hauls, and six 10-wicket match hauls. In addition to his bowling prowess, Jadeja has contributed with the bat, accumulating 1,937 runs from 116 innings at an average of 18.99, including seven fifties.
In a comprehensive summary, Saurashtra, batting first, posted a decent total of 328, led by centuries from Cheteshwar Pujara and Sheldon Jackson. Jadeja’s pivotal 5/99 limited Rajasthan to 257 in reply. Saurashtra declared their second innings at 234/6, with Rajasthan crumbling for 87, as Jadeja once again stole the spotlight with his sensational 7/32.
Dharmendrasinh Jadeja’s exceptional form continues to be a cornerstone for Saurashtra, making him a standout performer in the ongoing Ranji Trophy season.