Kedar Jadhav plays for the India National cricket team on the national side and Chennai Super Kings on the domestic side. Kedar Jadhav started as a promising batting prospect with an aggressive and solid technique to boot.
Kedar Jadhav started as a promising batting prospect with an aggressive and solid technique to boot. Jadhav kept on piling runs in the first-class circuit over the years but extreme competition for a spot in the national side saw him not getting considered for the Test format.
Seeing this, Jadhav overhauled his game. He started focusing on expanding his batting horizon and try new innovative shots. He also worked on his bowling. Over the years, Jadhav has grown into a mature cricketer who has helped his team with bat or bowl when required.
Kedar Jadhav : Along the Years
Selected for Maharashtra U-19 team
Made his IPL debut for Delhi Daredevils
Hit his first triple century
ODI debut against Sri Lanka
T20I debut against Zimbabwe
Selected for the ICC Champions Trophy 2017
Selected for the 2019 Cricket World Cup
In the 2013-14 Ranji Season, Jadhav was the highest run-getter with 1233 runs to his name. For this feat, he was awarded the Madhavrao Scindia Award.
Kedar started playing cricket at the PYC Hindu Gymkhana and was selected for the Maharashtra Under-19 team in 2004. Eight years later, he scored his first triple century. His innings of 327 against Uttar Pradesh was the second-highest score by a Maharatshra batsman in the Ranji Trophy. His stellar performance with the bat in the 2013-14 Ranji Trophy where he scored 1,233 runs helped Maharashtra reached the final of the Ranji trophy.
Kedar Jadhav made his IPL debut for Delhi Daredevils in 2010 and straight away made an impact by scoring a half-century on his debut. In the next season, he was signed by Kochi Tuskers Kerala. He came back to Delhi Daredevils in 2013 and played till 2015 before being traded to Royal Challengers Bangalore for the 2016 season. In the 2018 season, he was bought by Chennai Super Kings for Rs 7.8 crores.
Jadhav’s first international call came for the Bangladesh tour of 2014 but he didn’t get a game. Kedar made his ODI debut and played his first international match against Sri Lanka on 16 November 2014. Next year, he was selected for the series against Zimbabwe cricket team. He played all the matches of the ODI series and scored his first century in the third ODI. He made his T20I debut on 17 July 2015.
Kedar Jadhav cemented his place in the Indian middle order in the series against England. His match-winning partnership of 200 runs where he scored 120 off 76 balls helped India win the match. He also played a gritty inning of 90 runs in the third match of the series but India ended up losing the match. For his performance, he was awarded the Player of the Series award. Jadhav was selected to represent India in the 2017 ICC Champions Trophy and 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup.
Kedar’s father, Mahadev Jadhav worked as a clerk with the Maharashtra State Electricity Board. His mother, Manakini Jadhav is a homemaker. He is the youngest among the four siblings.