Jaydev Unadkat was the India's strike bowler during Under-19 World Cup 2010 , which helped him to get his first IPL contract. It was a dream come true for him when he was the surprise inclusion in Indian team of South Africa tour in 2010, but the inexperienced bowler was on African batsman radar. After that he lost his touch and was part of many IPL franchises , but the 2017 IPL season strikes for the left-arm bowler. It changed his career completely, he picked up 24 wickets in just 12 matches.Rajasthan spent a huge amount on Unadkat in 2018 auction by picking him for massive 11.5 Crore.read more
Unadkat shared a picture with his fiancée Rinny on Twitter and Instagram with the caption, "6 hours, 2 meals & 1 shared mud cake later."
Jaydev Unadkat led the Saurashtra side to its first-ever Ranji Trophy title on Friday.
Saurashtra skipper and lead pacer Unadkat picked up 67 wickets in Ranji Trophy 2019/20 at 13.23 but more importantly bowled match-winning spells in both the semi-final and final of the tournament.
Saurashtra captain Jaydev Unadkat showed brilliant presence of mind to dismiss Akash Deep, bringing his side back in the game during the final of the Ranji Trophy.
Pujara, who had returned from New Zealand only a couple of days ago, came in to bat at six instead of his usual number four spot (for India it is number three) due to a throat infection.
With his 10 wickets in the semis, three in the first innings and seven in the second, Unadkat took his tally of wickets to 65 in the 2019/20 season as he surpassed Karnataka's Dodda Ganesh who had 62 wickets in 1998/99.
Unadkat, who was released by the Royals ahead of IPL 2020 auction having roped him in for INR 8.40 crores, joined the same franchise for the third straight season.
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With India Green batsmen struggling, No. 8 Mayank Markande emerged as the top-scorer with an unbeaten 32 runs off 51 balls which comprised two fours.
Having gone for runs in the previous games, Unadkat on Saturday night finished with figures of 2/26 besides latching on to three fine catches during RR's seven-wicket win over SRH.
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Jaydev Unadkat, who will lead the side against Vidarbha in the final, said the Ranji Trophy is not about the big teams anymore.
Cheteshwar Pujara played two match-winning, unbeaten knocks in the quarter-final and semi-final against Uttar Pradesh and Karnataka respectively, to guide Saurashtra into the Ranji Trophy final.
Uttar Pradesh, resuming day two at 340 for seven, went on to make 385 all out in 103.3 overs with Saurashtra skipper Jaydev Unadkat taking a five-wicket haul.
The 37-year-old, who last played for India in June 2017, has put himself in the Rs 1 crore base price bracket.
Unadkat has broken into the Indian T20 team on the back of consistent performances on the domestic circuit, including the IPL.
Unadkat, who returned with figures of 1/33 in Johannesburg and 2/42 in Centurion, said that the South Africa tour was a good learning curve for him.
Unadkat has played a Test, seven ODIs and four T20 Internationals for India but in the last one year he has emerged as a parsimonious bowler in the shortest format.
The Rajasthan Royals now own the two most expensive players in the IPL 2018 after winning the bidding war against Kings XI Punjab to claim Unadkat for 11.50 crores.