Jaydev Unadkat

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Jaydev Unadkat
Personal information
Full nameJaydev Dipakbhai Unadkat
Born (1991-10-18) 18 October 1991 (age 29)
Porbandar, Gujarat, India
BowlingLeft-arm medium
International information
National side
Only Test (cap 267)16 December 2010 v South Africa
ODI debut (cap 197)24 July 2013 v Zimbabwe
Last ODI21 November 2013 v West Indies
ODI shirt no.77
T20I debut (cap 64)18 June 2016 v Zimbabwe
Last T20I18 March 2018 v Bangladesh
T20I shirt no.77
Domestic team information
2010–2012Kolkata Knight Riders
2013Royal Challengers Bangalore
2014–2015Delhi Daredevils (squad no. 77)
2016Kolkata Knight Riders (squad no. 77)
2017Rising Pune Supergiants (squad no. 77)
2018–presentRajasthan Royals (squad no. 77)
Career statistics
Competition Test ODI FC LA
Matches 1 7 86 94
Runs scored 2 1,474 316
Batting average 2.00 17.54 8.54
100s/50s 0/0 –/– 0/6 0/1
Top score 1* 92 57
Balls bowled 156 312 14,854 4,911
Wickets 0 8 311 133
Bowling average 26.12 23.50 30.01
5 wickets in innings 0 19 1
10 wickets in match 0 4 0
Best bowling 4/41 7/41 5/55
Catches/stumpings 0/– 0/– 33/– 24/–
Source: CricInfo, 25 March 2019

Jaydev Dipakbhai Unadkat (born 18 October 1991) is an Indian cricketer who has played for the Indian national team. He plays for Rajasthan Royals in the Indian Premier League and for Saurashtra in domestic cricket. He represented India in the Under-19 Cricket World Cup in 2010. In March 2020, Unadkat became the first man to captain Saurashtra to the Ranji Trophy title.[1]

Early life[edit]

Unadkat was born in Porbandar, Gujarat on 18 October 1991.[2] He was educated at St. Mary's School, Porbandar.

Domestic career[edit]

Domestically Unadkat plays for Saurashtra. He has played for a number of teams in the Indian Premier League. When he was selected by Royal Challengers Bangalore in 2013 he was one of the costliest Indian players.[3] In May 2013 he achieved his best T20 career bowling figures of 5/25 playing against Delhi Daredevils and was named Player of the Match.[4]

In 2014, he was selected by Delhi in that year's IPL auction, and in February 2016 Kolkata Knight Riders made the winning bid in that auction, 160 lakh (US$220,000), to secure Unadkat's services.[5] In February 2017, he moved again, this time to Rising Pune Supergiants.[6] In the 10th IPL he took a hat-trick against Sunrisers Hyderabad during the final over of the match which was a wicket maiden over.[7][8]

In January 2018, he moved yet again, this time to Rajasthan Royals, in the 2018 IPL auction. At a price of ₹11.5 crores, he was the most expensive Indian cricketer in the auction.

In July 2018, he was named in the squad for India Blue for the 2018–19 Duleep Trophy[9] and in October 2018 was named in India B's squad for the 2018–19 Deodhar Trophy.[10]

In January 2019, he became the second bowler for Saurashtra to take 200 wickets in the Ranji Trophy[11] and in August 2019 was named in the India Red team's squad for the 2019–20 Duleep Trophy[12][13] before being named for India A for the 2019–20 Deodhar Trophy.[14] He was the leading wicket-taker in the 2019–20 Ranji Trophy, with 67 dismissals in ten matches.[15][16]

International career[edit]

After playing for India's under-19 side in England in 2010, taking 13 wickets on his first-class cricket debut against West Indies under-19s at Grace Road, Unadkat was used as a net bowler for the Indian national side in Sri Lanka before making his international debut for India against South Africa in December 2010 in the first Test at Centurion.[2] He was brought in place of Zaheer Khan who was injured. After taking no wickets in this match he did not make another Test match appearance. He took eight wickets in the five match One Day International series against Zimbabwe in 2013 with best figures of 4/41, but Unadkat went wicketless in two ODIs against Australia and West Indies later in the year.

Unadkat made his Twenty20 International (T20I) debut against Zimbabwe at Harare Sports Club in June 2016.[17]


  1. ^ Harish, Kotian (24 March 2020). "'How We Won the Ranji Trophy'". Rediff.com.
  2. ^ a b "Jaydev Unadkat". ESPN Cricinfo.
  3. ^ "IPL player list at 2013 auction". ESPN Cricinfo. 3 February 2013.
  4. ^ Jaydev Unadkat's five-wicket haul sees Bangalore home by four runs against Delhi
  5. ^ "Watson goes for whopping 9.5 cr, Negi emerges costliest Indian buy". The Hindu. 6 February 2016. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 6 February 2016.
  6. ^ "List of players sold and unsold at IPL auction 2017". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 20 February 2017.
  7. ^ "Unadkat in the 20th over: 0 W W W 0 0". Cricinfo. Retrieved 29 May 2017.
  8. ^ "44th match: Sunrisers Hyderabad v Rising Pune Supergiant at Hyderabad (Deccan), May 6, 2017 | Cricket Scorecard | ESPN Cricinfo". Cricinfo. Retrieved 29 May 2017.
  9. ^ "Samson picked for India A after passing Yo-Yo test". ESPN Cricinfo. 23 July 2018. Retrieved 23 July 2018.
  10. ^ "Rahane, Ashwin and Karthik to play Deodhar Trophy". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 19 October 2018.
  11. ^ "Unadkat, Jadeja peg Karnataka back". Cricket Country. Retrieved 28 January 2019.
  12. ^ "Shubman Gill, Priyank Panchal and Faiz Fazal to lead Duleep Trophy sides". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 6 August 2019.
  13. ^ "Duleep Trophy 2019: Shubman Gill, Faiz Fazal and Priyank Panchal to lead as Indian domestic cricket season opens". Cricket Country. Retrieved 6 August 2019.
  14. ^ "Deodhar Trophy 2019: Hanuma Vihari, Parthiv, Shubman to lead; Yashasvi earns call-up". SportStar. Retrieved 25 October 2019.
  15. ^ Harish, Kotian (23 March 2020). "Jaydev Unadkat: 'My stars are aligned at the moment'". Rediff.com.
  16. ^ "Ranji Trophy, 2019/20: Most wickets". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 13 March 2020.
  17. ^ "India tour of Zimbabwe, 1st T20I: Zimbabwe v India at Harare, Jun 18, 2016". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 18 June 2016.

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