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Jaydev Unadkat

Full NameJaydev Dipakbhai Unadkat

BornOctober 18, 1991

Height1.75 m

NationalityIndian

RoleBowler / Left arm medium fast

Relation(s)Deepak Unadkat (Father)

Jaydev Unadkat Biography


Jaydev Unadkat is an Indian cricketer, born on October 18th, 1991 in Porbandar, Gujarat. He plays for Saurashtra and the Indian cricket team.


He is a left arm medium fast bowler. He is one of the rising talents in the Indian team who has the ability to pick early wickets.


Background


He completed his schooling at St Mary’s School in 2009 and impressed coach Ram Odedra at the Duleep Cricket School in Porbandar.


He played for India in the U-19 ICC Cricket World Cup in 2010, where he picked up seven wickets in four matches. He made his debut for Saurashtra in Ranji Trophy the same year.


Due to his impressive performances, he got picked up by Kolkata Knight Riders in the 2010 Indian Premier League and got a special focus from the team’s bowling coach Wasim Akram


In June 2010, he was selected for India A match and had a spectacular debut where he claimed 13 wickets for 103 against West Indies at Grace Road.


Debut


In 2010, he was selected in the Indian team for the Test series against South Africa. He did not pick a single wicket in the test and was subsequently dropped in the next match. He then went back on to play for Saurashtra in the first class matches.


He made his ODI debut against Zimbabwe in 2013, where he picked up eight wickets in five matches with the best figures of 4/41. He made his T20 debut against Zimbabwe at Harare in 2016.


Rise to glory


He gave excellent first class performances which has earned him the place in the Indian Test squad. He has picked up a total of 181 first class wickets which include seven five-wicket hauls.


He got very less opportunity in the Indian squad with heavy competition and due to his poor form. He has played a mere 12 international matches across all formats and has just picked up 12 wickets.


Club Career

 

After representing KKR in the 2011-12 IPL, he was bought by Royal Challengers Bangalore in the 2013 IPL where he picked up a career best figures of 5/25 against Delhi Daredevils.


In 2014 IPL, he was picked by the Delhi Daredevils team for Rs. 2.8 crores.


He again played for Kolkata in 2016 IPL, and in 2017 he was picked by Rising Pune Supergiants. In this IPL, he picked up a hat-trick against Hyderabad in the final over.


For the upcoming 2018 edition of the IPL, he was bought by Rajasthan Royals for Rs. 11.5 crores, becoming the most expensive Indian cricketer in the auction.


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Ben Stokes was the most expensive player with 12.5 crores for Rajasthan Royals, Jaydev Unadkat emerged as the most expensive Indian.
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Jaydev Unadkat pins hopes for turnaround on Sri Lanka series performance
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India vs Sri Lanka, 3rd T20I: Hits and Misses
Sri Lanka were impressive, but India were just too good on the day.
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Jaydev Unadkat and Washington Sundar combine to leave the visitors reeling.
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Unadkat returns to the Indian fold after more than a year.
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