Jaydev Unadkat odds
Left-arm pacer Jaydev Unadkat turned out to be a surprise package in the 2018 Indian Premier League auction after picked up by Rajasthan Royals for a whopping price of 11.5 crores in January of 2018.
After a challenging start to his international career in both the long and short formats, Unadkat has turned into a legitimate star of T20 cricket and seriously adds to the depth of both the white ball games for India.
Unadkat was picked by legendary Pakistan bowler Wasim Akram as a promising player that had the potential to play at the top level. He was first was picked up Kolkata Knight Riders, which hired Akram to work with him as a bowling mentor. He made his Test debut against South Africa at Centurion in 2010, but went wicket-less in his only match and was forced to work his way back to the limelight with strong domestic performances.
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About Mitchell Starc
|Age||26 (DOB 18 October 1991)|
|Born||Porbandar, Gujarat, India|
Unadkat made a big impact for Rising Pune Supergiants last year, making him one of the most-desired players for the upcoming 2018 IPL season.
In a year in which IPL franchises focused on Indian youth seemingly ahead of international talent, Unadkat stamped himself as a star of the T20 format and has earned himself a very nice pay day in the process.
Once upon a time, a man with Unadkat’s international figures would be lost to the cricketing abyss. Luckily for the Indian left-armer, he now has a new lease on life and will enter the tournament as a favourite for most-wickets.
Jaydev Unadkat career statistics
|Best bowling figures||0/101 vs. Sth Africa (2010)||4/41 vs. Zimbabwe (2013)||2/15 vs. Sri Lanka (2017)||5/25 RCB vs. DD (2015)|
|Highest score||1* vs. Sth Africa (2010)||0*||0*||2* RCB vs. KXIP (2017)|
Jaydev Unadkat teams and franchises
The 26-year old has had to work hard — his journey to the top was not an easy one.
After failing to make an impact with the Kolkata Knight Riders earlier in his career. Unadkat made a triumphant return in the sixth edition of Indian Premier League, where he was picked up Royal Challengers Bangalore and impressed everyone with his season. He produced career-best figures against the Delhi Daredevils, claiming five wickets from his four announce himself as a match-winner.
In 2014, he was bagged by Delhi Daredevils but did not have much success with the franchise. In 2016, he was again bought by Kolkata Knight Riders and had a decent season.
Things would take a drastic turn in the coming edition of the league as left-arm quick scaled new heights of success. Jaydev Unadkat picked up 24 wickets after being bought by Rising Pune Supergiants in 2017 IPL auction. His performances helped the franchise play their maiden final against Mumbai Indians. He was the best bowler in action in 2017 Indian Premier League alongside Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Jaspreet Bumrah.
Unadkat attracted a lot of buyers in 2018 IPL auction as Chennai Super Kings and Kings XI Punjab made big bids for the left-arm quick. The 26-year old has added variations and has regained his ability to swing the ball. He got incredible support and encouragement by Rising Pune Skipper Steven Smith and wicket-keeper MS Dhoni.
He was second most expensive in the 2018 Indian Premier League after England’s Ben Stokes, who was picked by Rajasthan Royals for a big prize. The left-arm quick has 56 wickets to his name since making his debut in Indian Premier League and has two five-wicket-games to his name.