Bhave made his cricketing debut in the CK Nayudu Trophy competition of 1979-80, playing two matches for Maharashtra Under-22s, scoring 9 runs. He played a single further match in the competition.
Bhave made a single first-class appearance for Maharashtra, during the 1987-88 season, against Gujarat. In the only innings in which he batted, he scored a duck.
He bowled 18 overs in the match, conceding 45 runs.
Bhave's brother, Surendra, played for Maharashtra for 15 years.
- Kedar Bhave at Cricket Archive