Jaydev Unadkat IPL Career

Last Modified Apr 02, 2024 23:22 IST
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Image Credits / Sunrisers Hyderabad's Instagram

A prodigious talent blessed with the ability to make the ball talk in whichever direction he wants to, Saurashtra's left-handed seamer Jaydev Unadkat was one of the hottest young talents in Indian cricket at the turn of 2010s.

IPL Debut year2010
IPL TeamsKolkata Knight Riders (2010-12, 2016), Rajasthan Royals (2018-21), Delhi Capitals (2014-15), Royal Challengers Bangalore (2013), Rising Pune Supergiants (2017), Mumbai Indians (2022), Lucknow Supergiants (2023), Sunrisers Hyderabad (2024)
Batting StyleRight-handed
Bowling StyleLeft-arm swing bowler
Current Auction PriceINR 1.60 crores
Last IPL Season wickets0

Jaydev Unadkat IPL Teams from 2014-24

After impressing the legendary Wasim Akram, who was, at the time, serving as the KKR bowling coach, Jaydev Unadkat earned an elusive IPL contract with the franchise in 2010. Unadkat played just 3 games that season, but still managed to showcase his skills and temperament with an impressive performance against the Rajasthan Royals- 3-26 where he dismissed the likes of Yusuf Pathan.

With him making his Test debut the same year, his stocks were soaring high, and as a result, KKR reclaimed his services at INR 1.1 Crores in the 2011 mega-auction.

But, over the next 5-6 years with franchises like RCB (2013), Delhi Capitals (2014-15), and KKR (2016), Unadkat realized channel bowling, which was reaping him rewards in FC cricket wasn't the sole requisite for sustained success in T20 cricket.

He finally turned it around in 2017, when he represented the Rising Pune Supergiant. The left-arm seamer picked wickets in both the power plays as well as at the death, and was one of the major reasons why the Supergiant was able to make it to the finals. In that season, Unadkat claimed his 2nd five-wicket haul (his maiden 5-for came for RCB against Delhi in 2013) in addition to pulling off a triple-wicket maiden, that too in the 20th over (vs SRH).

On expected terms, Unadkat proved to be the hottest property in the 2018 auction, where the likes of Rajasthan Royals and the Punjab Kings got embroiled in a major bidding war, which was eventually won by RR for INR 11.5 Crores.

But, Jaydev failed to stand up to the pressure that came with the price tag, and his performances in the succeeding seasons took a major downswing. In the 2018 season, he managed just 11 wickets @ 44.18/9.65. The performances further nosedived in 2019 and 2029, and after another poor outing in 2021, the Royals finally let go of him ahead of the 2022 mega-auction, where he was picked up by the Mumbai Indians for INR 1.3 Crores.

Unadkat featured in just 5 games for MI in IPL 2022, in which he managed 6 wickets while conceding runs @.9.50. He was released by the Mumbai Indians ahead of the 2023 mini-auction, where the Lucknow Supergiants claimed his services for INR 50 Lakhs and he played only 3 matches in that season and went wicketless. The Sunrisers Hyderabad have roped in the left-arm pacer for INR 1.6 crores ahead of IPL 2024.

Jaydev Unadkat IPL Auction Price

Jaydev Unadkat has played for various franchises but fetched the highest bid from the Rajasthan Royals in 2018 for a whopping INR 11 crores. Ahead of the IPL 2024, he has been bought by the Sunrisers Hyderabad for INR 1.6 crores.

YearTeamSalary (in Rs)
2011Kolkata Knight Riders11,500,000
2012Kolkata Knight Riders11,500,000
2013Royal Challengers Bangalore24,150,000
2014Delhi Capitals28,000,000
2015Delhi Capitals11,000,000
2016Kolkata Knight Riders16,000,000
2017Rising Pune Supergiant3,000,000
2018Rajasthan Royals115,000,000
2019Rajasthan Royals84,000,000
2020Rajasthan Royals30,000,000
2021Rajasthan Royals30,000,000
2022Mumbai Indians13,000,000
2023Lucknow Supergiants5,000,000
2024Sunrisers Hyderabad160,000,000

Jaydev Unadkat IPL Wickets Year-wise

Though Jaydev Unadkat has shown promise, he has failed to live up to his potential as a bowler in IPL. He has bagged 93 wickets in 94 matches as of IPL 2023.

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Jaydev Unadkat IPL Runs Year-wise

Jaydev Unadkat has scored 143 runs and has hit 14 fours and six sixes in the IPL as of 2023.


Jaydev Unadkat IPL Records

One of the 2 bowlers who has taken 2 five-wicket-hauls in IPL historyJaydev claimed his maiden 5-for (5/25) while playing for RCB against Delhi in 2013. 4 years later, he repeated it against SRH (5/30) while playing for Pune. Apart from him, only James Faulkner has taken 5 wickets on two separate occasions in the IPL.
One of the 4 bowlers to bowl a maiden in the 20th over of an inningsThe left-arm seamer achieved the feat during a 2017 fixture against the SunRisers Hyderabad. Only Irfan Pathan (PBKS v MI, 2008), Lasith Malinga (MI v DC, 2009) & Umran Malik (SRH v PBKS, 2022) have achieved the same.
One of the 5 bowlers in the history of the IPL to take a triple wicket-maidenAs mentioned above, Jaydev Unadkat achieved the same during a 2017 fixture while playing for the now-defunct Rising Pune Supergiants against SRH. Only Lasith Malinga (MI v SRH, 2015), Samuel Badree (RCB v MI, 2017), Umran Malik (SRH v PBKS, 2022) & Jasprit Bumrah (MI v KKR, 2022) stake a claim to this list.
One of the 18 players to take an IPL hat-trick.He dismissed SRH's Bipul Sharma, Rashid Khan, and Bhuvneshwar Kumar in a 2017 game for RPSG to enter the elite club.
Second in the list of players to have represented most IPL Teams8 IPL Teams (Kolkata Knight Riders, Royal Challengers Bangalore, Delhi Daredevils (now Delhi Capitals), Rising Pune Supergiant, Rajasthan Royals, Mumbai Indians, Lucknow Supergiants and Sunrisers Hyderabad)

Jaydev Unadkat as Bowler

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Jaydev Unadkat as Batter


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Q. When did Jaydev Unadkat start playing IPL?

A. Jaydev Unadkat started playing IPL in 2011 for the Kolkata Knight Riders.

Q. How many wickets has Jaydev Unadkat taken in the IPL?

A. Jaydev Unadkat has taken 93 wickets in 94 matches as of IPL 2023.

Q. What is Jaydev Unadkat’s auction price for IPL 2024?

A. Jaydev Unadkat has been bought by the Sunrisers Hyderabad for a price of INR 1.6 crores in the IPL 2024 auction.

Q. How many teams has Jaydev Unadkat played in the IPL?

A. Jaydev Unadkat has played for a total of 8 franchises in the IPL, including the Kolkata Knight Riders, Royal Challengers Bangalore, Delhi Daredevils (now Delhi Capitals), Rising Pune Supergiant, Rajasthan Royals, Mumbai Indians, Lucknow Supergiants and will be playing for the Sunrisers Hyderabad in IPL 2024.

Q. Has Jaydev Unadkat taken a hat-trick in the IPL?

A. Jaydev Unadkat took a hat-trick in the IPL by dismissing SRH's Bipul Sharma, Rashid Khan, and Bhuvneshwar Kumar in a 2017 game for RPS.