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Jaydev Unadkat Biography: The 1st man to captain Saurashtra to the Ranji Trophy title

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Jaydev Unadkat is a left-arm pacer who represents Saurashtra in the domestic circuit and has been a part of many IPL franchises. He also has represented India in all three formats. He can swing the ball in both directions and his height gives him the advantage of extra bounce. His ability to take early wickets has allowed him to be a part of some successful IPL franchises.

About Jaydev Unadkat

Full Name
Jaydev Dipakbhai Unadkat
29 years
Sport Category
Date of Birth
18th October 1991
Porbandar, Gujrat 
1.75 m
68 kg
Ram Odedra
Leading wicket-taker in Ranji Trophy 2019-20, Has been one of the costliest players in multiple IPL auctions.
RS. 36 crores (Approx)
Rinny Kantaria.
Father- Deepak Unadkat
ODI Debut
21st November 2013 vs West Indies
Test Debut
16th December 2010 vs South Africa
T 20 Debut
18th June 2016 vs Zimbabwe
Batting Style
Right Handed
Bowling Style
Left-arm medium-fast
Teams Played for
India, India A, India B, India Blue, Indian Board Presidents XI, India Red, Rest of India, West Zone, Royal Challengers Bangalore, Kolkata Knight Riders, Delhi Capitals, Rajasthan Royals, India Under-19, Saurashtra, Rising Pune Supergiant, Kutch Warriors
IPL Debut
vs Punjab Kings at Eden Gardens, Apr 04, 2010
Alma Mater
St. Mary's School, Porbandar
Playing Position

Jaydev Unadkat Early Life

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Jaydev Unadkat, born in Porbandar, was first spotted by his school coach Ram Odedra. From there on his career took off, and he played for India in the 2010 U-19 World Cup before being selected by Kolkata Knight Riders in the IPL.

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Jaydev Unadkat Wife

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Jaydev Unadkat married his wife Rinny Kantaria in February 2021.

Jaydev Unadkat Cricket Career

Domestic Career

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He made his debut for Saurashtra in Ranji Trophy in 2010 and is still playing for his domestic team. In 2019 he became the second player from Saurashtra to pick up 200 wickets in Ranji Trophy. Among other achievements, his 67 wickets in the 2019-2020 Ranji Trophy were his career’s highlight. He was the leading wicket-taker that season.

International Career

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He got his maiden international call up in a tour to South Africa after his stunning performance against Mumbai in an Irani Trophy game in which he picked up 4 wickets for 41 runs in an innings. Jaydev got an opportunity to play ODI in 2013 against West Indies. He made his T20 debut in 2016 vs Zimbabwe but got a few chances in the T20 squad based on his performances in the IPL. He played his last T20 in 2018.

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Jaydev Unadkat IPL through the years

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Unadkat never got a long rope to play for one franchise for a longer period where he could showcase his talent, except for his current team Rajasthan Royals. He has been a part of many IPL franchises over the years, he was picked by Kolkata Knight Riders, then he moved to Royal Challengers Banglore for a season, then to Delhi Daredevils, back to Kolkata Knight Riders, he moved to Rising Pune Supergiants where he almost won them the title in 2017. After his brilliance in 2017, Unadtkat was bagged by Rajasthan Royals for a massive sum of 11.5 crores.

He still plays for the Royals, but his spot has not been permanent. After a not-so-great performance in 2018, RR released him and bought him again in the next auction for a lower price. This cycle repeated in 2019 and 2020, but this time for an even lower price.

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IPL 2017- His best performance


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Rising Pune Supergiants had a terrible season in 2016, a season they would never want to remember. In their redemption process, they bought Jaydev Unadkat in 2017. And that was probably all they needed. It was he who got them to the finals. His stats were outstanding that season. He bowled at an economy of just over 7 and picked up 24 wickets in 12 matches, including a five-fer.

Rising Pune Supergiants was no longer a part of IPL in 2018, and the returning team, Rajasthan Royals purchased him for big bags of money, hoping he would display a similar performance for them. Unfortunately, he could not continue that and only picked up 11 wickets in his 15 matches in 2018.

Jaydev Unadkat IPL career

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Unknown facts about Jaydev Unadkat

  • Unadkat was part of the Kolkata Knight Riders unit in the first few sessions. Despite not getting enough opportunities, the bowling coach of KKR, Wasim Akram supported him as a prospect.
  • He made a sensational first-class debut in 2010. His bowling figures were marvelous, 13/103 against West Indies A at Grace Road.
  • Jaydev Unadkat has played only one Test match against South Africa in 2010 at the Wanderers Stadium in Johannesburg. He failed to bag any wickets.
  • Unadkat had to spend a lot of time off the field due to a fracture in 2014. He came back strongly in the 2015-16 Ranji season. He got as many as 40 wickets which included four five-wicket hauls to help Saurashtra coast to the finals.

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Jaydev Unadkat Stats



  • Jaydev Unadkat bowling speed

Jaydev Unadkat’s Bowling style is right arm medium fast. He bowls at an average speed of 130 to 135 km/hr.

  • Jaydev Unadkat IPL 2021 price

RR retained Unadkat for Rs 3 crores in IPL 2021.

  • Jaydev Unadkat height

1.75 m

  • Jaydev Unadkat Age

29 years

  • Jaydev Unadkat IPL teams

2014–2015Delhi Daredevils
2016Kolkata Knight Riders
2017Rising Pune Supergiants
2018–presentRajasthan Royals

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