Jaydev Unadkat

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Jaydev Unadkat
Personal information
Full name Jaydev Dipakbhai Unadkat
Born (1991-10-18) 18 October 1991 (age 25)
Jaysingpur, Maharashtra, India
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Left arm fast-medium
Role Bowler
International information
National side
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
Years Team
2010–present Saurashtra
2010–2012 Kolkata Knight Riders
2013 Royal Challengers Bangalore
2014–2015 Delhi Daredevils
2016 Kolkata Knight Riders
2017-present Rising Pune Supergiants
Career statistics
Competition Test ODI FC LA
Matches 1 7 57 61
Runs scored 2 901 97
Batting average 2.00 18.02 7.46
100s/50s 0/0 –/– 0/3 0/0
Top score 1* 92 19
Balls bowled 156 312 10,032 3,196
Wickets 0 8 181 81
Bowling average 26.12 27.65 32.97
5 wickets in innings 0 10 1
10 wickets in match n/a 2 n/a
Best bowling 4/41 7/41 5/55
Catches/stumpings 0/– 0/– 17/– 17/–
Source: ESPNcricinfo, 23 December 2016

Jaydev Dipakbhai Unadkat [1] (born 18 October 1991, Porbandar, Gujarat, is an Indian cricketer. He plays for Kolkata Knight Riders,[2] and has also played the Under-19 Cricket World Cup.

Early life[edit]

Unadkat was born in Porbandar, Gujarat on 18 October 1991. Unadkat attended St. Mary's School, Porbandar as well as completed School in 2009 [3]


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 helped him enter the Indian team. He was also selected for the test against Australia.He is an aggressive bowler as well as a fielder. When he played for KKR he was coached by Pakistani legend Wasim Akram who 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 . however, He took no wickets in this 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 one of the costliest Indian buys for $525,000.[4] 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.[5]

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.

On 6 February 2016, he was again picked up by the Kolkata Knight Riders with their highest bid that auction, 160 lakh (US$240,000) for the IPL Season 9.[6]

He made his Twenty20 International (T20I) debut against Zimbabwe at Harare Sports Club on 18 June 2016.[7]

In February 2017, he was bought by the Rising Pune Supergiants team for the 2017 Indian Premier League for 30 lakhs.[8]


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