He caught the attention of the national selectors with his strong all-round showing in the 2008-09 Ranji Trophy - 42 wickets and 739 runs - and was promptly picked for the ODI series in Sri Lanka.His international debut came in the final match of the series on 8 February 2009 where he scored 60*, even though India lost the match. In the 2009 World Twenty20 Jadeja was criticised for not scoring at the requisite run rate in India's loss to England. Jadeja's World Twenty20 jinx continued with a dismal bowling performance against Australia in the next edition of the tournament in 2010 which cost India dearly, with India losing the match and bowing out of the tournament.After the incumbent all rounder Yusuf Pathan suffered a loss of form, Jadeja took his place at No. 7 in the ODI team in late-2009. In the third ODI against Sri Lanka in Cuttack on 21 December 2009, Jadeja was awarded the man of the match award following a haul of four wickets. His best bowling figure is 4-32.