Kedar Jadhav

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Kedar Jadhav
Personal information
Full name Kedar Mahadev Jadhav
Born (1985-03-26) 26 March 1985 (age 32)
Pune, Maharashtra, India
Batting style Right-handed
Bowling style Right-arm off break
Role Batsman; Occasional wicket-keeper
International information
National side
ODI debut (cap 205) 16 November 2014 v Sri Lanka
Last ODI 2 July 2017 v West Indies
ODI shirt no. 81
T20I debut (cap 51) 17 July 2015 v Zimbabwe
Last T20I 22 June 2016 v Zimbabwe
Domestic team information
Years Team
2007–present Maharashtra
2010 Delhi Daredevils (squad no. 9)
2011 Kochi Tuskers Kerala (squad no. 45)
2013–2015 Delhi Daredevils (squad no. 18)
2016–present Royal Challengers Bangalore (squad no. 81 (previously 99))
Career statistics
Competition ODI T20I LA T20
Matches 23 5 91 84
Runs scored 555 91 3,283 1,325
Batting average 61.66 22.75 49 24.53
100s/50s 2/1 -/1 7/20 0/7
Top score 120 58 141 69
Balls bowled 162 - 180 60
Wickets 9 - 7 4
Bowling average 23.50 - 22.14 22.00
5 wickets in innings 0 0 0 0
10 wickets in match n/a 0 n/a n/a
Best bowling 3/29 - 3/29 2/23
Catches/stumpings 7/- 1/– 40/– 30/4
Source: Cricinfo, 29 January 2017

Kedar Mahadev Jadhav (born 26 March 1985) is an Indian cricketer who plays for Maharashtra in domestic cricket. He is a right-handed middle-order batsman and occasional off-break bowler. In the Indian Premier League, he plays for the Royal Challengers Bangalore, having previously played for Delhi Daredevils and Kochi Tuskers Kerala.

He made his One Day International debut for India against Sri Lanka on 16 November 2014 and his Twenty20 International debut for India against Zimbabwe on 17 July 2015.[1]

Early life[edit]

Jadhav was born on 26 March 1985 in Pune into a middle-class family which originally hails from Jadhavwadi in Madha, Solapur district.[2] He is the youngest of four children; his three elder sisters excelled in studies becoming a PhD in English literature, an engineer and an MBA in finance, while Jadhav switched to cricket after ninth grade.[3][2] His father Mahadev Jadhav was employed as a clerk with the Maharashtra State Electricity Board until his retirement in 2003.[3][4]

Jadhav lives in the western Pune locality of Kothrud[5] and started playing cricket at the PYC Hindu Gymkhana.[4][6] He initially represented Rainbow Cricket Club in tennis ball cricket tournaments, before getting selected for the Maharashtra under-19 team in 2004.[7]

Domestic career[edit]

In 2012, Jadhav made his first triple ton by scoring 327, the second-highest by a Maharashtra batsman ever in the Ranji Trophy, against Uttar Pradesh at Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Pune.

He was a star in 2013–14 Ranji Trophy season where he scored 1223 runs including six centuries and was highest run-getter and the fourth-highest in a season in the tournament's history, to help Maharashtra make their first Ranji final since 1992-93. Jadhav also represented India A and West Zone cricket team.

International career[edit]

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 fifth match of Sri Lanka tour of India at Ranchi and scored 20 off 24 balls before he was out stumped. India went on inflict a first time 5-0 whitewash on Sri Lanka.

Jadhav played in all three ODIs against Zimbabwe in July 2015. In the third match at Harare, he scored 105 not out off 87 balls, his maiden ODI hundred. India won the series by a 3-0 margin. During the tour, he also made his T20I debut.

In January 2017 Jadhav scored 120 of 76 balls and shared 200 run partnership with Virat Kohli to help India to register a win against England in MCA Stadium, Pune

IPL career[edit]

Jadhav, who was initially in the Royal Challengers Bangalore development squad, was signed by Delhi Daredevils in 2010. He made immediate impact as he scored a 29-ball 50 (5 fours and 2 sixes) for Delhi Daredevils against the Royal Challengers Bangalore in his debut IPL match. He won the Man of the match award for this innings. For the next season, he was signed by the new franchise Kochi Tuskers Kerala, for whom he played only 6 matches that year. In 2013, he was signed up by the Delhi Daredevils and played a few matches that season but was not successful. He was not retained by Delhi in the 2014 IPL auction but was bought back by Delhi for 20 million.

He also scored 149 runs in 10 innings for Delhi Daredevils in their poor IPL campaign in 2014. Ahead of the 2016 IPL, he was traded to Royal Challengers Bangalore for an undisclosed amount.

International centuries[edit]

ODI centuries[edit]

ODI centuries of Kedar Jadhav
No. Runs Match Against Venue City Year Result
1 105* 4  Zimbabwe Harare Sports Club Harare, Zimbabwe 2015 Won[8]
2 120 13  England MCA Stadium Pune, India 2017 Won[9]


One Day Internationals[edit]

Man of the Match awards[edit]

S No Opponent Venue Date Match Performance Result
1 Zimbabwe Harare Sports Club, Harare 14 July 2015 105 (87 balls, 12×4, 1×6); 1 catch  India won by 83 runs[10]
2 England MCA Stadium, Pune 15 January 2017 4-0-23-0 ; 120 (76 balls, 12×4 ,4×6)  India won by 3 wickets[11][12]

Man of the series awards[edit]

# Series Season Match Performance Result
1 England in India 2016/17 232 Runs (3 Matches, 1×100, 1×50)  India Won the series 2-1.[13]

T20I Man of the Match awards[edit]

S No Opponent Venue Date Match Performance Result
1 Zimbabwe Harare Sports Club, Harare 22 June 2016 58 (42 balls, 7×4, 1×6)  India won by 3 runs[14]


  1. ^ "India tour of Zimbabwe, 1st T20I: Zimbabwe v India at Harare, Jul 17, 2015". ESPNCricinfo. Retrieved 17 July 2015. 
  2. ^ a b Dighe, Sandip (17 November 2014). "Jadhav makes Pune proud with India cap". Pune Mirror. Retrieved 22 January 2017. 
  3. ^ a b Naik, Shivani (17 January 2017). "Kedar Jadhav: A Salman fan with penchant for sunglasses, clothes and belts". The Indian Express. Retrieved 22 January 2017. 
  4. ^ a b Karhadkar, Amol (17 January 2017). "Jadhav’s rags-to-riches story". The Hindu. Retrieved 22 January 2017. 
  5. ^ Mandani, Rasesh (16 January 2017). "Kedar Jadhav sends man-of-the-match trophy home for family to savour". India Today. Retrieved 22 January 2017. 
  6. ^ "Selected for India... but Kedar Jadhav has to pay to practice!". Rediff. 29 May 2014. Retrieved 22 January 2017. 
  7. ^ Sundaresan, Bharat (17 January 2017). "Kedar Jadhav: Tennis ball legend who hit an ace". The Indian Express. Retrieved 22 January 2017. 
  8. ^ "First ODI Century"
  9. ^ "Second ODI Century"
  10. ^ "India in Zimbabwe ODI Series, 2015 - 3rd ODI". 
  11. ^ "England in India ODI Series, 2016/17 - 1st ODI"
  12. ^ "This Win vs England is Going to Take a While to Sink In: Kohli"
  13. ^ "England in India ODI Series, 2016/17". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 24 January 2017. 
  14. ^ "India in Zimbabwe T20I Series, 2016 - 3rd T20I". 

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