|Full name||Jaydev Dipakbhai Unadkat|
18 October 1992 |
Porbandar, Gujarat, India
|Batting style||Right-hand bat|
|Bowling style||Left arm fast-medium|
|Only Test (cap 267)||16 December 2010 v South Africa|
|ODI debut (cap 197)||24 July 2013 v Zimbabwe|
|Last ODI||21 November 2013 v West Indies|
|Domestic team information|
|2010–2012||Kolkata Knight Riders|
|2013||Royal Challengers Bangalore|
|Source: ESPNcricinfo, 2 May 2014|
On the second day of his playing against the Rajasthan Royals in the IPL he took three wickets and did some impressive fielding. His performance on this day brought him the man of the match trophy. He has played 3 matches for the Kolkata Knight Riders in the Indian Premier League. Unadkat's consistent performance has helped him enter the Indian team. He was recently selected for the test against Australia.He is an aggressive bowler as well as a fielder. When he plays for KKR he is coached by Pakistani legend Wasim Akram who has described him as an exciting prospect for the future.
He debuted for India against South Africa on 16 December 2010 for the 1st Test at Centurion. He was brought in place of Zaheer Khan who sat out because of injury. He took no wickets in this match, and it would be his maiden Test match.
From 2011 to present, he has failed to deliver any impressive performance, rendering him irregular in domestic matches.
After his stint with Kolkata Knight Riders, he was picked up by the Royal Challengers Bangalore in the Player Auction for IPL-6 as the costliest buy for $ 575,000. During IPL 6, his impressive string of performances earned him great praise from RCB coach Ray Jennings, who said that Unadkat would make a big comeback into the Indian Team.
On 10 May 2013 he achieved best career bowling figures of 5 for 25 in four overs in IPL playing against Delhi Daredevils. He was named Man of the Match for that Performance.
On 12 february 2014, he was picked up by the Delhi Daredevils with a bid of 2.80 crores in the IPL-7 auction. He took 8 wickets in the 5 match ODI series vs Zimbabwe with best figures 4-41, but Unadkat has failed to impress against big teams as he went wicketless in ODIs vs Australia and West Indies.