Jayant Yadav

Jayant Yadav (born 22 January 1990) is an Indian cricketer from Delhi who plays for Haryana in domestic cricket. He is an all-rounder who bats right-handed, and bowls right-arm off-break. He made his international debut in October 2016.[1]

Jayant Yadav
Personal information
Full nameJayant Yadav
Born (1990-01-22) 22 January 1990 (age 32)
Delhi, India
BowlingRight-arm off-break
International information
National side
Test debut (cap 286)17 November 2016 v England
Last Test3 December 2021 v New Zealand
ODI debut (cap 216)29 October 2016 v New Zealand
Last ODI23 January 2022 v South Africa
ODI shirt no.22
Domestic team information
2014–2018Delhi Daredevils (squad no. 19)
2019–2021Mumbai Indians (squad no. 19)
Career statistics
Competition Test ODI FC LA
Matches 4 1 57 46
Runs scored 228 1 2,079 666
Batting average 45.60 27.35 22.96
100s/50s 1/1 0/0 3/8 0/3
Top score 104 1* 211 71
Balls bowled 515 24 8,944 2076
Wickets 15 1 145 44
Bowling average 33.36 8.00 33.54 31.06
5 wickets in innings 0 0 6 0
10 wickets in match 0 0 1 0
Best bowling 4/49 1/8 7/64 3/21
Catches/stumpings 1/– 1/– 28/– 18/–
Source: Cricinfo, 23 January 2022

Domestic careerEdit

In the 2014 IPL auction, Jayant was bought by the Delhi Daredevils (now Delhi Capitals) for INR 10 Lakhs.[2] He played for them till 2018. Delhi Capitals transferred him to Mumbai Indians ahead of the 2019 IPL season.[3][4]

Jayant also became the first No.9 Indian batsman to score a century in Test cricket.[5]

In August 2019, Jayant was named in the India Green team's squad for the 2019–20 Duleep Trophy.[6][7]

Jayant was part of Delhi Capitals squad in the Indian Premier League 2018 but did not play a single match.[8]

International careerEdit

In September 2016, Jayant was added to India's Test squad for their series against New Zealand.[9]

Jayant played for India against New Zealand at Vizag[10] and took his first ODI wicket (Corey Anderson) in same match. He got his ODI cap from Virender Sehwag.[11] Three weeks later, he made his Test debut for India against England at the same venue. He took his maiden test wicket in the first innings dismissing Moeen Ali on 1 run via Umpire Decision Review System.[11][12] He became the 286th player to play Test cricket for India.[13] Yadav played 42 first-class matches and picked up 117 wickets before he made his Test debut for India[13]

Jayant is proving himself as a useful batsman besides specialist bowler for the team. In the first 3 tests that Jayant has played, he has scored one century and one half-century and has an average of over 73. He became the first batsman for India to score a century after coming at number 9.[5] His partnership with Virat Kohli of 241 runs for 8th wicket is the second best in the world.

In December 2018, Jayant was named as the captain of India's team for the 2018 ACC Emerging Teams Asia Cup.[14]

Personal lifeEdit

In October 2016, Anirudh Chaudhry revealed the role of Jyoti Yadav, Jayant's second mother. His real mother was a woman by the name of Lakshmi, who died in a plane crash 18 years ago. Jyoti Yadav nurtured and brought Jayant up as her own son, helping Jayant in every way possible as he went in pursuit of becoming a top-flight cricketer.[15]

On 19 November 2019, Jayant got engaged to his friend, Disha Chawla. Yuzvendra Chahal also attended their engagement.[16]

Jayant is nephew of Yogendra Yadav, famous politician and psephologist.[17][18]


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  2. ^ "Who was sold to whom | IPL 2014, know by each team, country or price | ESPN Cricinfo". www.espncricinfo.com. Retrieved 29 April 2021.
  3. ^ "IPL 2019: Jayant Yadav traded to Mumbai Indians from Delhi Capitals". Hindustan Times. 20 December 2018. Retrieved 29 April 2021.
  4. ^ "IPL 2019: Mumbai Indians trade Jayant Yadav from Delhi Capitals". India Today. 20 December 2018. Retrieved 3 September 2021.
  5. ^ a b Singh, Natasha (11 December 2016). "Jayant Yadav slams maiden Test century". India Today. Retrieved 6 September 2021.
  6. ^ "Shubman Gill, Priyank Panchal and Faiz Fazal to lead Duleep Trophy sides". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 6 August 2019.
  7. ^ "Duleep Trophy 2019: Shubman Gill, Faiz Fazal and Priyank Panchal to lead as Indian domestic cricket season opens". Cricket Country. Retrieved 6 August 2019.
  8. ^ "IPL 2019: Mumbai Indians trade Jayant Yadav from Delhi Capitals". India Today. 20 December 2018. Retrieved 6 September 2021.
  9. ^ "Gambhir back in Test squad after two years". ESPN Cricinfo. 27 September 2016. Retrieved 27 September 2016.
  10. ^ "New Zealand tour of India, 5th ODI: India v New Zealand at Visakhapatnam, Oct 29, 2016". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 29 October 2016.
  11. ^ a b Web Desk, Express (18 November 2016). "Jayant Yadav, uses DRS, picks up first Test wicket". Retrieved 9 December 2016.
  12. ^ "England tour of India, 2nd Test: India v England at Visakhapatnam, Nov 17–21, 2016". Retrieved 20 November 2016.
  13. ^ a b "India vs England, 2nd Test: Owe my maiden Test wicket to Wriddhiman Saha, says Jayant Yadav". indianexpress.com. Indian Express. 19 November 2016. Retrieved 9 December 2016.
  14. ^ "India Under-23s Squad". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 3 December 2018.
  15. ^ "Why debutant Jayant Yadav would have wanted two names on his Indian jersey". Sportskeeda. 29 October 2016. Retrieved 29 October 2016.
  16. ^ "'Jayant Yadav c&b Disha Chawla' - Mumbai Indians all-rounder gets engaged to his girlfriend". CricTracker. 23 November 2019. Retrieved 9 May 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  17. ^ "Politician Yogendra Yadav Heaps Praise on Nephew Jayant Yadav". www.news18.com. Retrieved 26 January 2022.
  18. ^ Sarthak (17 February 2021). "Jayant Yadav Player Profile | All-Rounder I Cricketfile". Cricketfile. Retrieved 18 February 2021.

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