|Posted by anccricket on October 21, 2008 at 1:41 AM|
Full name Jaidev Dipakbhai Unadkat
Born October 18, 1991, Porbandar
Major teams India A, India Under-19s, Kolkata Knight Riders, Saurashtra Under-19s
Playing role Bowler
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Left-arm medium
A left-arm fast bowler, Jaidev Unadkat was named in India's Under-19 squad for the 2010 World Cup in New Zealand as the pace spearhead. Unadkat was first spotted at the Duleep Sinh School of Cricket in Porbandar, where he impressed his coach Ram Odedra with his bowling action and ability to land the ball on the seam.
After the World Cup, Unadkat was handed an IPL contract with Kolkata Knight Riders and he impressed the bowling coach Wasim Akram, who identified him as one for the future. He was picked for India A's tour of England in June 2010 and had a dream first-class debut, taking a match-winning 13 for 103 against West Indies A at Grace Road. A month later, he joined the Indian Test squad in Sri Lanka as a nets bowler and was included in the squad for the year-end tour of South Africa, where he made his Test debut at Centurion.