Kedar Jadhav

India
Age
March 26, 1985 (36 years)
Role
Batsman
Birth Place
Pune, Maharashtra
Batting Style
Right Handed
Nationality
India
Bowling Style
Off break

Kedar Jadhav is an Indian cricketer from Pune, Maharashtra who has represented India in limited-overs cricket. He is an all-rounder who bats right-handed and occasionally bowls right-arm off-spin. Sometimes he has kept wickets as well.

ICC Rankings

Test ODI T20I
Batting
-
-
-
Bowling
-
-
-

Team played

India, India A, India B, India Blue, India Green, India Red, Rest of India, West Zone, Royal Challengers Bangalore, Chennai Super Kings, Delhi Capitals, Maharashtra, Kochi Tuskers Kerala

Batting Career Summary

M Inn NO Runs HS Avg BF SR 100 50 4s 6s
ODI
73
51
18
1359
120
41.18
1348
100.82
2
6
138
23
T20I
14
11
1
315
84*
31.5
244
129.1
0
3
25
14
Test
0
0
0
0
-
-
0
-
0
0
0
0
IPL
79
68
23
1034
69
22.98
802
128.93
0
3
82
37

Bowling Career Summary

M Inn B Runs Wkts BBI Econ Avg SR 4W 5W 10W
ODI
73
40
1133
982
27
3/29
5.2
36.37
41.96
0
0
0
T20I
14
0
0
0
0
-
-
-
-
0
0
0
Test
0
0
0
0
0
-
-
-
-
0
0
0
IPL
79
0
0
0
0
-
-
-
-
0
0
0

Having started at PYC Hindu Gymkhana in Pune, Kedar Jadhav was selected for Under-19 Maharashtra in 2004. He started playing for the Maharashtra Ranji team in 2007. His 327 in 2012 against Uttar Pradesh was the second-highest score by a Maharashtra batsman in Ranji Trophy. The next season was even more successful for Kedar Jadhav where he scored tournament’s highest 1233 with six centuries and earned the Madhavrao Scindia Award.

Kedar Jadhav, a handy middle-order bat and useful part-time off-spinner, made up well for his slight lack of fielding abilities. His career did not take off until the last 3-4 years and has always been quite full of injuries.

IPL CAREER

Kedar Jadhav has played as many as 9 IPL seasons with 3 different franchises. He made his debut with Delhi Daredevils (DD) in IPL 2010. His debut innings for DD was a quickfire 29-ball 50 against Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB). Despite that, he ended up playing just 5 matches for DD that season. In 2011, he joined a new franchise Kochi Tuskers Kerala and played only 6 games for them.

Delhi Daredevils bought Kedar Jadhav back to the squad in 2013. He stayed with DD until IPL 2015 after which he was traded to RCB in 2016 for an undisclosed price. In 2018 IPL auctions, Chennai Super Kings bought him for a huge sum of INR 7.8 Crores but he only played one game for the team in that season due to a hamstring injury that happened in the opening match. The game was, though, won by CSK with Kedar Jadhav scooping a six over the fine leg.

It has been clear from Kedar Jadhav’s achievements at the junior and domestic levels that he is tailor-made for shorter formats of the game. He has a wide range of shots, can increase the tempo at any stage of the game, and has a good head on his shoulders. During IPL 2014, in 10 innings, he scored at an extravagant strike rate of 147. Later, In IPL 2017 his strike rate again was about 143.

In overall IPL stats, Kedar Jadhav has played a total of 79 matches (with 23 not-outs) and scored 1079 runs at an average of 22, a healthy average for a lower-order batsman, and a strike rate of above 125. Despite being a part-time off-spinner, he has never bowled in any IPL match. Even though he has a lot of potential, either injury or something else has always kept Kedar Jadhav away from achieving his best possible results as he has had just 5 seasons out of 9 where he has played more than 10 matches.

ODI CAREER

Kedar Jadhav has been moving in the cricketing circles since his under-19 days with Maharashtra in 2004. He slowly made his way to the Maharashtra Ranji team in 2007 – 2008. In the 2013- 2014 Ranji Trophy season, with a tally of 1233 runs including 6 centuries, he was the highest run-getter. Maharashtra were runners-up in that season. Kedar also had a good IPL with DD in 2014 which eventually led to an ODI call up by team India.

Shortly after, Kedar Jadhav made his ODI debut for India against Sri Lanka on 16 November 2014 held in Ranchi. His ODI jersey number is 79. He couldn’t become a crucial member of the squad right away as he played just 11 matches in the next two years. The intermittent appearances in ODIs stopped with him playing all 5 matches against New Zealand in 2016 at home. In 2017, he played 25 ODIs for India, scoring 561 runs at an average of 40.

Kedar Jadhav made his highest score of 120 in 2017 in a match against England on his home soil in Pune. In a mammoth chase of 356, he scored a 76-ball 120 to see India through almost 2 overs to spare. This was his moment of glory which resulted in him becoming regular in the team. In that match, he even overshadowed Virat Kohli’s century.

After making a mark as a capable middle-order batsman, Kedar Jadhav worked on his off-spin. He added variations to his slingy action, making him a crucial player to balance the team. In 2019, he was thus selected for India’s World Cup team and played 6 matches of the tournament.

In ODIs, Kedar Jadhav has played 72 matches (52 innings) and has scored 1389 runs at an average of 42 and a healthy strike rate of above 100. He also has 27 wickets to his name, taken with his peculiar bowling action.

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