|Full name||Kedar Mahadev Jadhav|
|Born||26 March 1985|
Pune, Maharashtra, India
|Bowling||Right-arm off break|
|Role||Batting all-rounder, occasional wicket-keeper|
|ODI debut (cap 205)||16 November 2014 v Sri Lanka|
|Last ODI||16 June 2019 v Pakistan|
|ODI shirt no.||81|
|T20I debut (cap 51)||17 July 2015 v Zimbabwe|
|Last T20I||10 October 2017 v Australia|
|Domestic team information|
|2010||Delhi Daredevils (squad no. 9)|
|2011||Kochi Tuskers Kerala (squad no. 45)|
|2013–2015||Delhi Daredevils (squad no. 18)|
|2016–2017||Royal Challengers Bangalore (squad no. 81)|
|2018–present||Chennai Super Kings (squad no. 81)|
Source: ESPNcricinfo, 16 June 2019
Kedar Mahadev Jadhav (born 26 March 1985) is an Indian cricketer who plays for Maharashtra and the Indian national cricket team. He is a batting all-rounder who bats right-handed and bowls right-arm off-breaks and occasionally keeps wicket. In the Indian Premier League, he plays for the Chennai Super Kings, having previously played for Delhi Daredevils, Royal Challengers Bangalore and Kochi Tuskers Kerala.
Jadhav was born on 26 March 1985 in Pune into a middle-class family which originally hails from Jadhavwadi in Madha in Solapur district. He is the youngest of four children. His father Mahadev Jadhav was employed as a clerk with the Maharashtra State Electricity Board until his retirement in 2003.
Jadhav lives in the western Pune locality of Kothrud and started playing cricket at the PYC Hindu Gymkhana. He initially represented Rainbow Cricket Club in tennis ball cricket tournaments, before getting selected for the Maharashtra under-19 team in 2004.
In 2012, Jadhav made his first triple century, scoring 327, the second-highest by a Maharashtra batsman in the Ranji Trophy, against Uttar Pradesh at Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Pune. During the 2013–14 Ranji Trophy season he scored 1,223 runs, including six centuries, the fourth-highest runs aggregate in the tournament's history. This helped Maharashtra make their first Ranji Trophy final since 1992/93. Jadhav also represented India A and West Zone cricket team.
He was named in Indian squad for Bangladesh tour in June 2014 but did not get a game. He played his first international match in November 2014 against Sri Lanka in the fifth match of the tour of India at Ranchi, scoring 20 runs off 24 balls before he was out stumped.
In January 2017 Jadhav scored 120 off 76 balls and shared a 200 run partnership with captain Virat Kohli to help India to register a win against England on his home ground. In the third match of the same series, he scored 90 runs and almost guided India home in a pursuit of 320. He was dismissed in the second last ball of the innings, and although, India lost the match Jadhav had by then firmly established his place in the middle order and was awarded the Player Of the Series award, having scored 232 runs in the series. Jadhav went on to represent India in the ICC Champions Trophy 2017 and has been an integral part of the Indian team since.
Jadhav, who was initially in the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) development squad, was signed by Delhi Daredevils in 2010. He made an immediate impact as he scored a 29-ball 50 for Delhi against RCB on his IPL debut. The following season he was signed by new franchise Kochi Tuskers Kerala, for whom he played only six matches that year. In 2013, he was re-signed by Delhi but was disappointing and was not retained by Delhi in the 2014 IPL auction before being bought back by the team for ₹ 20 million scoring 149 runs in 10 innings in 2014 for Delhi.
Ahead of the 2016 IPL, he was traded to Royal Challengers Bangalore for an undisclosed amount. In 2018, he was picked by Chennai Super Kings but was ruled out of the tournament after tearing his hamstring in the opening match.
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