India's year: Rohit and Jadeja on top in ODIs

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Published: Friday, November 22, 2013, 15:16 [IST]
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Kochi, Nov 22: Rohit Sharma and Ravindra Jadeja are on a high. The duo is currently on top of the batting and bowling charts for the year 2013.

Rohit is the leader among ODI batsmen with most runs this year while the bowling list is occupied by 'Sir' Jadeja.

India's year: Rohit and Jadeja on top

Both Rohit and Jadeja catapulted to the top spots in batting and bowling respectively during India's six-wicket victory over West Indies at the Nehru Stadium in Kochi on Thursday (November 21).

Not long ago, Rohit and Jadeja were the subject of ridicule on social media. The pair was targeted by angry fans on Twitter. Now, the same two are winning praises from their critics.

The continuous failures of Rohit had earned him the tag of "Nohit" on Twitter. That is now the thing of the past. In the last one month, he has been in prolific form both in ODIs and Tests. He hit back-to-back centuries in his opening two Tests of his career against West Indies this month.

To add to that, Rohit has registered only the third ever double hundred in ODI history. He struck 209 against Australia in Bangalore on November 2.

At the moment, Rohit is on top with 1,143 ODI runs in this calendar year. He overtook Pakistan's Misbah-ul-Haq during his 72 yesterday. The right-hander from Mumbai has hit 2 tons and 8 fifties this year and averages 60.15 in 23 games.

Jadeja has so far claimed 49 wickets in 23 innings (29 matches) this year. He has bowled 259.3 overs and conceded 1,089 runs at an economy rate of 4.19. His best bowling this year is 5/36.

During the Kochi ODI, he took three wickets to move ahead of Pakistan offspinner Saeed Ajmal.

Rohit and Jadeja still have 5 more ODIs this year (2 Vs West Indies and 3 against South Africa). On current form, they should end the year as the leaders.

Most runs in ODIs in 2013

Rohit Sharma 1,143 (23 innings)

Virat Kohli 1,119 (26)

Misbah-ul-Haq 1,119 (26)

George Bailey 1,098 (20)

Kumar Sangakkara 1,033 (18)

Most wickets in ODIs in 2013

Ravindra Jadeja 49 (29 innings)

Saeed Ajmal 48 (25)

Ryan McLaren 39 (22)

Mohammad Irfan 38 (24)

Mitchell McClenaghan 35 (21)


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