Ravindra Jadeja: List of players who have scored 3000 runs and 250 wickets in Tests

Indian all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja was one of India’s star batsmen on the first day of the 3rd Test between India and England and has currently achieved the double feat of 3000 runs and 250 wickets. He scored his fourth Test century after coming into bat in the first hour of the day with his team struggling at 33/3. He, along with skipper Rohit Sharma, scored 204 runs for the fourth wicket and continued his good form even after his dismissal.

Jadeja ended the day unbeaten on 110 as India finished on 326/5 in 86 overs with another centurion, Rohit Sharma, and Sarfaraz Khan, on his debut, also hit a fifty. With this, Jadeja became the 12th cricketer in the world to achieve a unique double of scoring 3000 runs and 250 wickets in the longest format of the game.

List of players who have scored 3000 runs and 250 wickets in Test cricket

Players Runs Wickets
Shane Warne 3154 708
Stuart Broad 3662 604
R Ashwin 3271 499
Kapil Dev 5248 434
Sir Richard Hadlee 3124 431
Shaun Pollock 3781 421
Ian Botham 5200 383
Imran Khan 3807 362
Daniel Vettori 4531 362
Chaminda Vaas 3089 355
Jacques Kallis 13289 292
Ravindra Jadeja 3003 280

1. Imran Khan (Pakistan)

Pakistan World Cup-winning captain Imran Khan is also included in this list. In his illustrious career, he played in 88 Test matches, and at an average of 37.69, he scored 3807 runs, a feat that also included his six centuries. He also took 362 wickets with the red ball at a perfect average of 22.81, with 5 wickets he was responsible for as many as 23 times.

2: Sir Richard Hadley (New Zealand)

Richard Hadley played 86 Tests during his career from 1973 to 1990. He has scored 3124 runs at an average of 27.16 and a best of 151*, and he has also taken a whopping 431 wickets as of September 1st. 52 is his best figure in the game’s longest format. Hadley also recorded his fifth-wicket haul for Los Angeles for the 36th time in his career.

3. Ian Botham (England)

Ian Botham is arguably the best all-rounder England has ever played. He also achieved a unique double by scoring over 3,000 runs and over 250 wickets. He played 102 Test matches, scored 1400, scored 5200 runs, and took 383 wickets at an impressive average of 28.40. Botham also took five or more wickets in an innings 27 times during his impressive career.

4. Kapil Dev (India)

Kapil Dev was the first Indian player to achieve this double. He played a whopping 131 Test matches in his career, scoring 5248 runs at an average of 31.05 and taking 434 wickets in this format, with 9/83 being his career best. Kapil smashed eight tons with the bat and took 23 catches for five wickets for Los Blancos.

5. Shane Warne (Australia)

It’s no surprise that this list includes Australian legend Shane Warne. But interestingly, he managed to score 3154 runs in his 145-match career despite not scoring a single Test ton. His wicket-taking ability has always stood out more than his batting, and for the same reason, the man ended his career with a huge record of 708 wickets in Test cricket and a whopping 37 five-wicket hauls.

6. Chaminda Vaas (Sri Lanka)

Chaminda Vaas is the next and only Sri Lankan player on this list, with 355 wickets at an average of 29.58. Although he scored just one century in his Test career, he ended up scoring 3,089 runs in 111 matches at an average of 24.32. Vaas remains one of the best bowlers to have played for Sri Lanka, but he was not a master with the bat.

7. Sean Pollock (South Africa)

South African all-rounder Sean Pollock played 108 Test matches for his country, scoring 3781 runs at an average of over 32 and retiring the batsman 421 times during his career. His bowling average of 23.11 is one of the best on this list.

8. Jacques Kallis (South Africa)

Well, this has to be the top name on this list. Kallis was the only player in the top three, bowling at a moderate pace, with 3000 runs and a double of 250 wickets. He scored a mammoth 45 centuries at 13,289 in his 166-match Test career and also took 292 wickets. His batting average was an impressive 55.37, and he made a whopping 200 catches for the Los Angeles Dodgers.

9. Daniel Vettori (New Zealand)

Daniel Vettori played 113 Test matches for New Zealand from 1997 until 2014, scoring 4531 runs at an average of 30 points and earning his name carved over his six centuries. He took advantage of his left-arm spin, and at a bowling average of 34.36, he took 362 wickets. With his haul of five wickets, he was responsible 20 times.

10. Stuart Broad (England)

Stuart Broad is known solely for his skill with the ball, as he took 604 wickets in the 167 Test matches he played, averaging 27.68 wickets. He also took his fifth five-wicket haul for the 20th time in his career. However, he was also very good with the bat, scoring 3662 runs, and his highest score was 169 against Pakistan.

11. Ravichandran Ashwin (India)

Indian off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin, who is still playing Test cricket, completed this double before Ravindra Jadeja. Ashwin has so far played 98 matches in the longest format, scoring 3271 runs, and has five centuries to his name. He also took 499 wickets, averaging 23.92 with a five-wicket haul of 34. Ashwin is one of the best spinners to have ever played the game, especially red-ball cricket.

12. Ravindra Jadeja (India)

Ravindra Jadeja is a new addition to this list after playing 70 Test matches and scoring 3000 runs and 250 wickets. He needed 107 runs before the start of the Rajkot Test for him to complete 3000 runs in this format. When India scored the fourth goal, the man stepped up at the required time and is currently averaging over 37 points, with a high of 175*. Furthermore, he has taken 280 wickets in his career so far, at an average of 24.42, and has recorded a five-wicket haul for his 12th time.



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