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All about Pocket Size Dynamite Kedar Jadhav

 

Indian Cricketer Kedar Jadhav is an all-rounder Wicket-keeper who bats right-handed and bowls right-arm off-break and keeps as well. Kedar Jadhav has played for U-19 Maharashtra team. Kedar Jadhav is also called as a ‘pocket size dynamite’.

Kedar plays for Maharashtra in domestic cricket. In Ranji Trophy 2013-14, he scored 1223 runs including six centuries and was highest run-getter and the fourth-highest in a season.

With his efforts, Maharashtra reached the finale that season but was defeated by Karnataka but he was awarded the Madhavrao Scindia Award for being the highest run-getter in Ranji Trophy in that season.

In the Indian Premier League, he now plays for the Chennai Super Kings. Previously he played for Delhi Daredevils, Royal Challengers Bangalore and Kochi Tuskers Kerala.

Initially, he was in Royal Challengers Bangalore development squad but was signed by Delhi Daredevils in 2010. For the next season, he was signed by the Kochi Tuskers Kerala, for them, he played only 6 matches that year.

In 2013 he did not perform well and next year, he was not retained by Delhi Daredevils. In 2016 IPL, he was traded to Royal Challengers Bangalore for an undisclosed amount. In 2018, he was selected by Chennai Super Kings for 7.8 crore rupees.

Kedar made an immediate impact as he scored 50 runs off 29 balls by hitting 5 fours and 2 sixes for Delhi Daredevils against the Royal Challengers Bangalore in his debut IPL match. He won the Man of the match award for his efforts.

Kedar was named in the Indian squad for Bangladesh tour in June 2014 but he did not get an opportunity to play. On 16 November 2014, he made his ODI debut for India against Sri Lanka in 5th match of Sri Lanka tour of India at Ranchi. He scored 20 off 24 balls before he was dismissed.

He made his T20I debut for India against Zimbabwe on 17 July 2015. Also, he played in all three ODIs against Zimbabwe in July 2015. In the third ODI match, he scored 105 not out off 87 balls, his maiden ODI hundred after 4 ODI innings. Before him, MS Dhoni and Manoj Prabhakar held the record taking five innings each.

Manish Pandey broke his record. Manish Pandey's scored unbeaten 104 off 81 balls getting his maiden ODI century. In 2012, Jadhav made his first triple ton by scoring 327 against Uttar Pradesh at Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Pune. This score is second-highest by a Maharashtra batsman ever in the Ranji Trophy.