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Ravindra Jadeja India's Most Valuable Test Player in the 21st Century

Edited By Bharat Malhotra | | Updated: 01 Jul 2020, 10:05:00 AM IST

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All-rounder Ravindra Jadeja has been declared the 'Most Valuable Player' of the 21st century Indian team. Wisden contributed to the ball, bat and fielding. Wisden has released a list of 30 players, choosing the assessment of Cricviz, with Jadeja in second place overall. The first place is given to Muttiah Muralitharan.

Talk about ODI cricket, England all-rounder Andrew Flintoff is at the top and Bangladesh's Shakib Al Hasan has been placed at number two.

Many legendary players from Australia have found a place in this list. But many big names are missing from this list. It does not include the names of the highest run-scorer in Test cricket, Sachin Tendulkar and England's most successful fast bowler James Anderson.

In Test cricket, Virat Kohli has been placed at number 18 and ODI at number six. At the same time, Sachin has been placed at 22nd position in the ODI team. Indian spinner Ravichandran Ashwin is ranked 8th in Test cricket.

This list has been prepared by analysis company Cricviz. Each player was given a special MPV rating to make it. In this, it was seen through the figures that the player had an impact on the match against the rest.

Top 10 Test Players One Day MVP of the Century
Muttiah Muralitharan (Sri Lanka) Andrew Flintoff (England)
Ravindra Jadeda (India) Shakib Al Hasan (Bangladesh)
Steve Smith (Australia) Glenn McGrath (Australia)
Glenn McGrath (Australia) AB de Villiers (South Africa)
Shaun Paulk (South Africa) Ken Williamson (New Zealand)
Shakib Al Hasan (Bangladesh) Virat Kohli (India)
Jack Kallis (South Africa) Shaun Paulk (South Africa)
Ravichandran Ashwin (India) Hashim Amla (South Africa)
Pat Cummins (Australia) Nathan Bracken (Australia)
Shane Warne (Australia) Jack Kallis (South Africa)

Freddy Wild of Cricviz told Wisden, 'You must be surprised to see Ravindra Jadeja as India's number one player. After all, he does not even make a place in his Test team on his own. However, he is selected as a frontline spinner whenever he plays and bats at number six. He contributes a lot in the match.

He further said, 'Jadeja, 31, has a bowling average of 24.62 which is better than Shane Warne and his batting average is 35.26 which is better than Shane Watson. There is a difference of 10.62 between his batting and bowling which is second in all the players of this century who have scored more than 1000 runs and taken more than 150 wickets. He is a high quality all-rounder.

Talking about T20 cricket, Afghanistan captain Rashid Khan has been placed at number one. Leg-spinner Rashid has impressed with his game. Second-ranked Indian fast bowler Jasprit Bumrah. Australia opener David Warner is in third place and Chris Gayle is placed sixth.

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