Jaydev Unadkat overview

Jaydev Unadkat is an Indian cricketer. He was born in Porbandar on 18th October 1991. He is a left-arm fast bowler and a right-hand batsman. Unadkat has paid a lot of attribute to legendary Pakistani fast bowler Wasim Akram for having mentored him during his stint with Kolkata Knight Riders.

Unadkat also had to be ruled out of the game in 2014 for almost a year after he suffered from an acute stress fracture and returned to cricket in the next year and exhibited impressive performance.

Batting Career Summary

M Inn NO Runs HS Avg BF SR 100 200 50 4s 6s
Test 1 2 1 2 1 2.0 15 13.33 0 0 0 0 0
IPL 80 18 11 64 26 9.14 67 95.52 0 0 0 6 1

Bowling Career Summary

M Inn B Runs Wkts BBI BBM Econ Avg SR 5W 10W
Test 1 1 156 101 0 0/101 0/101 3.88 0.0 0.0 0 0
ODI 7 7 312 209 8 4/41 4/41 4.02 26.12 39.0 0 0
T20 10 10 208 301 14 3/38 3/38 8.68 21.5 14.86 0 0
IPL 80 79 1644 2420 81 5/25 5/25 8.83 29.88 20.3 2 0

Early signs

Jaydev Unadkat was first spotted in Duleep Singh School of Cricket in Porbandar. There he impressed his coach Ram Odedra with his bowling and ability to land the ball on the seam. In domestic cricket Unadkat plays for Saurashtra. In 2019 he became the second bowler for Saurashtra to bag 200 wickets in Ranji Trophy. Unadkat was the leading wicket-taker in Ranji Trophy in 2019-20, scalping 67 wickets in 10 matches. In the same year, Unadkat was selected for the India-A squad for Deodhar Trophy. However, Unadkat’s debut in first-class cricket took place in 2010 for India ‘A’ against West Indies ‘A’ side at Leicester. Unadkat stunned the opposition, scalping 7 wickets at the cost of only 41 runs in 18 overs and 6 wickets at the cost of 62 runs in 27.5 overs in the second innings. Unadkat has claimed 327 wickets in 89 first-class matches so far with his best figure of 13 for 103 in the match against West Indies ‘A’ side. He has scored 1534 runs in as many matches. In the same 2010, Unadkat made his debut in List 'A' cricket for Saurashtra against Maharashtra in a Vijay Hazare Trophy match. In his maiden appearance, Unadkat earned 3 wickets giving away 36 runs in 10 overs. He has gathered 133 wickets in 96 matches in the List 'A' cricket and scored 370 runs also. Jaydev Unadkat also was one of the key bowlers in the 2010 Under-19 World Cup.

ODI Career

Jaydev Unadkat had begun his journey in the One-Day International against Zimbabwe at Harare in 2013. Unadkat managed only one wicket at the cost of 39 runs in 10 overs. He has so far participated in 7 ODIs and managed 8 wickets.

Test career

Jaydev Unadkat has played in the only Test in 2020 against South Africa at Centurion. He remained wicket-less in the first innings, giving away 101 runs in 26 overs, and subsequently, he was dropped from India's Test team.

IPL career

Jaydev Unadkat has been participating in the Indian Premier League for the last 11 years. His opening season was 2010 with Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR). He was one of the costliest players in 2013 when he was roped in by Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB). Even in the auction for the 2018 IPL, Unadkat was the most expensive Indian cricketer, being sold at Rs 11.5 crores to Rajasthan Royals (RR). However, he has played in 80 matches in total so far and scalped 81 wickets including his figure of 5 for 25 for RCB against Delhi Daredevils in 2013. The left-arm fast bowler has also been retained by RR for 2021 IPL.

T20 Career

Jaydev Unadkat made his debut in Twenty20 International also against Zimbabwe and at Harare in 2016. Unadkat was expensive, giving away 43 runs in only 4 overs with an economy rate of 10.75, and that had an impact on his T20I career. He has so far got the opportunity to take part in 10 T20Is and managed only 14 wickets including his best figure of 3 for 38. In the domestic T20 circuit, Unadkat has collected 178 wickets from 146 matches at an economy rate of 8.03 including his best figure of 5 for 25.

ICC Trophies

Unadkat, once one of the costliest Indian players in IPL, eyes for a bounce-back.


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