After missing the action for most of 2015, 'Sir' Jadeja—as he is popularly known in the dressing room—made a comeback with the ball in Tests this year. In the seven Test matches that he played within the period considered, the slow left-arm orthodox bowler had three 5-wicket and two 4-wicket hauls. His performance in ODIs though was unimpressive. Early in 2016, Jadeja married Reeva Solanki, a Rajkot-based mechanical engineer. Jadeja, for whom the now-defunct Chennai Super Kings had paid $2 million in 2012, played for the Gujarat Lions in 2016.
Fast Fact: Jadeja has three triple centuries to his credit in first-class cricket.