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.
|Full name||Jayant Yadav|
|Born||22 January 1990 (age 32)|
|Birth Place||Delhi, India|
|National side||India (2016–present)|
|Test debut||17 November 2016 v England|
In the 2014 IPL auction, Jayant was bought by the Delhi Daredevils (now Delhi Capitals) for INR 10 Lakhs. He played for them till 2018. Delhi Capitals transferred him to Mumbai Indians ahead of the 2019 IPL season.
In August 2019, Jayant was named in the India Green team’s squad for the 2019–20 Duleep Trophy. Jayant was part of Delhi Capitals squad in the Indian Premier League 2018 but did not play a single match. In February 2022, he was bought by the Gujarat Titans in the auction for the 2022 Indian Premier League tournament.
In September 2016, Jayant was added to India’s Test squad for their series against New Zealand.
Jayant played for India against New Zealand at Vizag and took his first ODI wicket (Corey Anderson) in same match. He got his ODI cap from Virender Sehwag. 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. He became the 286th player to play Test cricket for India. Yadav played 42 first-class matches and picked up 117 wickets before he made his Test debut for India.
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. 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.
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.
On 19 November 2019, Jayant got engaged to his friend, Disha Chawla. Yuzvendra Chahal also attended their engagement.
Jayant is nephew of Yogendra Yadav, famous politician and psephologist.
Jayant Yadav Height, Weight, Age, Affairs, Biography & More
|Real Name||Jayant Yadav|
|Physical Stats & More|
|Height||in centimeters- 179 cm|
in meters- 1.79 m
in Feet Inches- 5’ 10½”
|Weight||in Kilograms- 73 kg|
in Pounds- 161 lbs
|Body Measurements||– Chest: 40 Inches|
– Waist: 32 Inches
– Biceps: 12 Inches
|Eye Colour||Dark Brown|
|International Debut||Test– N/A|
ODI– 29 October 2016 vs Newzealand in Vishakhapatnam
|Jersey Number||#22 (India)|
|Domestic/State Teams||Haryana, Delhi Daredevils, Presidents XI|
|Bowling Style||Right-arm offbreak|
|Batting Style||Right Handed Bat|
|Favourite Ball||Carrom Ball|
|Achievements (main ones)||• Displaying his ‘all-rounding’ skills during the 2012-13 Ranji season, Jayant Yadav scored a mammoth 211, his maiden hundred, against Karnataka, simultaneously sharing a record-breaking stand of 392 for the eighth wicket with Amit Mishra.|
• At the 2014-15 Ranji season, Jayant Yadav topped Haryana’s bowlers’ table with 33 wickets. He began the season with a six-for and went on to take 13 wickets in a match against Saurashtra in Rajkot.
• Jayant Yadav also has five 5-wicket hauls to his name in first class cricket. Additionally, he once took 10 wickets in a match.
|Career Turning Point||Jayant Yadav’s exceptional performance both with the ball and the bat during the 2015-16 Ranji season helped him secure a spot in the national team.|
Some Lesser Known Facts About Jayant Yadav
- Does Jayant Yadav smoke: Not Known
- Does Jayant Yadav drink alcohol: Not Known
- Jayant lost his real mother, Lakshmi, in a plane crash in the year 1990.
- He credits his father for taking him to a cricket academy in Delhi, where he started to learn the basics of the game. His father also used to play cricket in his younger days.
- Initially, Jayant started bowling as a leg-spinner, but he had to soon change his style because of a funny incident he narrated in an interview. He said, “I started as a leg-spinner, but the funny story is that I have two first cousins who were also leg-spinners so they said it’s not allowed. You cannot have three leg-spinners in the family. At that point, I really thought that was a thing and I turned to off-spin.”
- He had an unforgettable domestic debut at a young age of 21; he picked up six wickets in that match, helping his team to a big victory against Gujarat.
- Jayant played only three matches in his debut IPL season in 2015 but showed he could be economical as he finished with an economy rate of 4.14.
- Obsessed with bowling to such an extent that Jayant carries a set of red and white cricket balls even to the hotel room, in order to carry out “whatever practice possible.”
- In the 3rd test match of England’s tour of India (2016), Jayant Yadav scored his maiden ton and therefore became the first Indian batsman to score a century after coming on to bat at No. 9.
Jayant Yadav FAQs
Jayant Yadav is one of the rare modern-day players to have paved his way into the Test side with the sheer weight of domestic performances despite having stayed away from the glitz and glory of the Indian Premier League.
22 January 1990 (age 32)
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Jayant Yadav Refrences
- Jayant Yadav Profile – ICC Ranking, Age, Career Info & Stats https://www.cricbuzz.com/profiles/8182/jayant-yadav
- Jayant Yadav profile and biography, stats, records, averages https://www.espncricinfo.com/player/jayant-yadav-447587
- Jayant Yadav – Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jayant_Yadav
- Jayant Yadav – IPL Teams – IPLT20.com https://www.iplt20.com/teams/mumbai-indians/squad-details/1740
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