India’s left-arm spinner Ravindra Jadeja is the leading wicket-taker in international men’s cricket in 2023, at the time of writing.

With 64 wickets to his name, no men’s bowler, until December 10, has taken more wickets than ‘Sir’ Ravindra Jadeja this year.

These 64 wickets for Ravindra Jadeja have come in 37 international innings across formats, at an impressive average of 23 and economy of 3.31. Jadeja has taken 3 five-wicket hauls, which is the joint-second-most this year, behind teammates Mohammed Shami and R Ashwin, both of them have taken 4 five-fors this year so far.

Behind Ravindra Jadeja is Ireland pacer Mark Adair, who has scalped 58 wickets, followed by Mohammed Siraj, who has taken 57 wickets, Kuldeep Yadav, who has 56 wickets, and Mohammed Shami, who also has 56 wickets.

The presence of Jadeja, Kuldeep, Siraj, and Shami in this list indicates why India were so successful in their World Cup 2023 campaign as the Men In Blue won 10 games in a row, before faltering in the final against Australia, losing the final by 6 wickets in Ahmedabad.

Ravindra Jadeja bowling stats breakdown in 2023:

Talking a bit more about Ravindra Jadeja, the left-arm finger spinner played 7 Test matches this year, and will add on to it later this month with 2 Tests in South Africa. In 7 Tests, he took 33 wickets, which helped India defeat Australia at home in the Border-Gavaskar Trophy, and record another series win in the West Indies. His 33 Test scalps so far came at a brilliant average of 19 and a jaw-dropping economy of 2.39 with two five-wicket hauls.

In the ODIs, he played the role of a supporting bowler impressively. In 23 innings, Jadeja scalped 31 wickets and conceded at a parsimonious economy of 4.6. He registered a sizzling five-wicket haul against South Africa in their World Cup encounter in Kolkata.

Jadeja hasn’t played any T20I match this year so far. But will add to it in the 3 T20I series in South Africa.

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