|Full name||Jyoti Yadav|
26 September 1977 |
|Batting style||Left-hand bat|
|Bowling style||Slow left-arm orthodox|
|Domestic team information|
Source: cricinfo.com, 24 March 2013
Jyoti Yadav (born 26 September 1977), in Allahabad is an Indian first class cricketer. A left-handed middle order batsman, Yadav plays for and captains Uttar Pradesh. He made his first class debut in 1994/95 playing for Uttar Pradesh against Kerala in the KD Singh Babu Stadium, Lucknow. He made his First Class limited overs début playing for Uttar Pradesh against Haryana in the LB Stadium in Hyderabad in 1994/95. He was selected in the Indian squad for the Sahara Cup in Canada in September 1998.
In 1998 Jyoti Yadav got "Castrol Young Cricketer of the Year" award with Sachin Tendulkar who got senior cricketer of the year award. He was the first cricketer from UttarPradesh to get this award.
In Duleep Trophy debut in 1996, against East Zone, he scored 146 not out.
He was also captain U-19 India against SriLanka. Also, Ranji Trophy UP Captain 2002-2007. India U-19 vice captain against South Africa in home series. In 1994 , went to England as vice captain of India U-17.
From 1996 onwards played Duleep Trophy and Deodhar Trophy regularly and was captain also.
He also led to the winning of Uttar Pradesh against Rest of India as a captain.
He got selected India A against Holland and got two consecutive centuries. Also got selected in Indian cricket team against Kenya Bangladesh under the captaincy of Mohd Azharuddin.
Got selected in Indian U-16 against New Zealand senior team and was the highest scorer.
He played England County League from 2002-2006 from Yorkshire club etc.
Later on decided to leave cricket and join politics for the people. And contested from Allahabad West constituency in 2012.
Right now he is into active politics.
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