Jayant Yadav is an Indian cricket player who was born on 22 January 1990 in Delhi and plays for Haryana in domestic cricket. He is a fantastic bowling all-rounder who bats right-handed and bowls right-arm off break.
In 2011, Jayant Yadav made his debut in first-class cricket against Gujarat and helped his team win the match by taking six wickets.
A year later, in 2012, his record-breaking partnership of 392 runs for the eighth wicket with Amit Mishra caught people's eye and threw a message that he can bat too. His share in the stand was of 211 runs, which was his maiden first-class century also.
In the Ranji season of 2014-15, Jayant took 33 wickets and led the highest wicket-taker list. The selectors did not let his performance go in vain and he was selected for the India A team for a triangular series against South Africa A and Bangladesh A.
In September 2016, Jayant’s name was added in the team to play against New Zealand and on 29 October 2016, he got his ODI cap from his former Haryana teammate and legendary cricketer Virender Sehwag.
In his debut match, he bowled 4 overs and took a wicket with a mind boggling economy of 2.00. After few days, on 17 November 2016, he became 286th Test player for India and Moeen Ali became his debut wicket.
Rise to glory
Jayant Yadav has played four Test and an ODI for India till date. In his first three Test matches he scored 221 runs at an average of 73.67, which include one century and one half century.
His sole international century had come against a decent bowling attack of England at Wankhede, Mumbai. In Test cricket, he has 11 wickets in his pocket with an average of 33.36.
Yadav’s transcendent performance in 2014-15 season of Ranji Trophy invited IPL team owners to buy him and he was signed by Delhi Daredevils in the auction of the same year.
In 2015, he played only 3 games and bowled with an economy rate of 4.14. He has played 10 IPL matches till date and took 4 wickets. His overall economy rate in the IPL is 6.53.
In his third Test match, he scored a century and made a partnership of 241 runs with Virat Kohli, which is the second highest 8th wicket partnership across the globe. He also became the first batsman for India to score a century at number 9.
Yadav has played 45 domestic matches, in which he has scored 1,769 runs with double century in his name. He also has 126 wickets in his name in domestic cricket.