Kedar Jadhav

Kedar Mahadev Jadhav (born 26 March 1985) is an Indian cricketer who plays for Maharashtra and the Indian national cricket team. He is a batting all-rounder who bats right-handed and bowls right-arm off-breaks and occasionally keeps wicket. In the Indian Premier League, he plays for the Chennai Super Kings, having previously played for Delhi Daredevils, Royal Challengers Bangalore and Kochi Tuskers Kerala.

Kedar Jadhav
Personal information
Full nameKedar Mahadev Jadhav
Born (1985-03-26) 26 March 1985 (age 35)
Pune, Maharashtra, India
BowlingRight-arm off break
RoleBatting all-rounder, occasional wicket-keeper
International information
National side
ODI debut (cap 205)16 November 2014 v Sri Lanka
Last ODI8 February 2020 v New Zealand
ODI shirt no.79
T20I debut (cap 51)17 July 2015 v Zimbabwe
Last T20I10 October 2017 v Australia
Domestic team information
2010Delhi Daredevils (squad no. 9)
2011Kochi Tuskers Kerala (squad no. 45)
2013–2015Delhi Daredevils (squad no. 18)
2016–2017Royal Challengers Bangalore (squad no. 81)
2018–presentChennai Super Kings (squad no. 81)
Career statistics
Competition ODI T20I FC LA
Matches 64 9 77 155
Runs scored 1,242 122 5,154 4,735
Batting average 42.82 20.33 46.01 47.35
100s/50s 2/6 0/1 14/20 9/28
Top score 120 58 327 141
Balls bowled 1,127 221 1,319
Wickets 27 1 30
Bowling average 35.96 157.00 39.40
5 wickets in innings 0 0 0
10 wickets in match 0 0 0
Best bowling 3/23 1/23 3/23
Catches/stumpings 29/– 1/– 57/– 68/–
Source: ESPNcricinfo, 8 February 2020

Jadhav made his One Day International (ODI) debut for India against Sri Lanka on 16 November 2014 and his T20I debut for India against Zimbabwe on 17 July 2015.[1]

Early life

Jadhav was born on 26 March 1985 in Pune into a middle-class family which originally hails from Jadhavwadi in Madha in Solapur district.[2] He is the youngest of four children.[3][2] His father Mahadev Jadhav was employed as a clerk with the Maharashtra State Electricity Board until his retirement in 2003.[3][4]

Jadhav lives in the western Pune locality of Kothrud[5] and started playing cricket at the PYC Hindu Gymkhana.[4][6] He initially represented Rainbow Cricket Club in tennis ball cricket tournaments, before getting selected for the Maharashtra under-19 team in 2004.[7]

Domestic career

In 2012, Jadhav made his first triple century, scoring 327, the second-highest by a Maharashtra batsman in the Ranji Trophy, against Uttar Pradesh at Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Pune. During the 2013–14 Ranji Trophy season he scored 1,223 runs, including six centuries, the fourth-highest runs aggregate in the tournament's history. This helped Maharashtra make their first Ranji Trophy final since 1992/93. Jadhav also represented India A and West Zone cricket team.

In October 2019, he was named in India B's squad for the 2019–20 Deodhar Trophy.[8]

International career

He was named in the Indian squad for Bangladesh tour in June 2014 but did not get a game. He played his first international match in November 2014 against Sri Lanka in the fifth match of the tour of India at Ranchi, scoring 20 runs off 24 balls before he was out stumped.

Jadhav played in all three ODIs against Zimbabwe in July 2015. In the third match at Harare, he scored 105 not out off 87 balls, his maiden ODI hundred. During the tour, he also made his T20I debut.

In January 2017 Jadhav scored 120 off 76 balls and shared a 200 run partnership with captain Virat Kohli to help India to register a win against England on his home ground. In the third match of the same series, he scored 90 runs and almost guided India home in a pursuit of 320. He was dismissed in the second last ball of the innings, and although, India lost the match Jadhav had by then firmly established his place in the middle order and was awarded the Player Of the Series award, having scored 232 runs in the series. Jadhav went on to represent India in the ICC Champions Trophy 2017 and has been an integral part of the Indian team since.

In April 2019, he was named in India's squad for the 2019 Cricket World Cup.[9][10]

Indian Premier League

Jadhav, who was initially in the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) development squad, was signed by Delhi Daredevils in 2010. He made an immediate impact as he scored a 29-ball 50 for Delhi against RCB on his IPL debut. The following season he was signed by new franchise Kochi Tuskers Kerala, for whom he played only six matches that year. In 2013, he was re-signed by Delhi but was not retained by Delhi in the 2014 IPL auction before being bought back by the team for 20 million scoring 149 runs in 10 innings in 2014 for Delhi.

Ahead of the 2016 IPL, he was traded to Royal Challengers Bangalore for an undisclosed amount. In 2018, he was picked by Chennai Super Kings but was ruled out of the tournament after tearing his hamstring in the opening match.[11]


  1. ^ "India tour of Zimbabwe, 1st T20I: Zimbabwe v India at Harare, Jul 17, 2015". ESPNCricinfo. Retrieved 17 July 2015.
  2. ^ a b Dighe, Sandip (17 November 2014). "Jadhav makes Pune proud with India cap". Pune Mirror. Retrieved 22 January 2017.
  3. ^ a b Naik, Shivani (17 January 2017). "Kedar Jadhav: A Salman fan with penchant for sunglasses, clothes and belts". The Indian Express. Retrieved 22 January 2017.
  4. ^ a b Karhadkar, Amol (17 January 2017). "Jadhav's rags-to-riches story". The Hindu. Retrieved 22 January 2017.
  5. ^ Mandani, Rasesh (16 January 2017). "Kedar Jadhav sends man-of-the-match trophy home for family to savour". India Today. Retrieved 22 January 2017.
  6. ^ "Selected for India... but Kedar Jadhav has to pay to practice!". Rediff. 29 May 2014. Retrieved 22 January 2017.
  7. ^ Sundaresan, Bharat (17 January 2017). "Kedar Jadhav: Tennis ball legend who hit an ace". The Indian Express. Retrieved 22 January 2017.
  8. ^ "Deodhar Trophy 2019: Hanuma Vihari, Parthiv, Shubman to lead; Yashasvi earns call-up". SportStar. Retrieved 25 October 2019.
  9. ^ "Rahul and Karthik in, Pant and Rayudu out of India's World Cup squad". ESPN Cricinfo. 15 April 2019. Retrieved 15 April 2019.
  10. ^ "Dinesh Karthik, Vijay Shankar in India's World Cup squad". International Cricket Council. Retrieved 15 April 2019.
  11. ^ "Kedar Jadhav ruled out of IPL 2018". ESPN Cricinfo. 9 April 2018. Retrieved 9 April 2018.

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