He might have missed this year's IPL after he was banned for violating player guidelines, but Jadeja has been India's most improved player over the past two seasons. He played a key role in Rajasthan Royals' triumph in 2008, when he was geed up by Shane Warne calling him a "rock star", and broke into India's limited-overs side in February last year. Although he was criticised for his showing at the World Twenty20 last year, Jadeja has taken it in his stride and cemented his place in India's limited-overs sides with match-winning performances against Sri Lanka and South Africa. His canny left-arm spin is his greatest asset, but his improved batting ability has allowed him to take on the all-rounder's role in India's one-day side of late. At the age of just 21, he should be in for a long and successful career.
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