January 31, 2018

Kedar’s Career

DOMESTIC CAREER

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In 2012, Kedar Jadhav made his first triple ton by scoring 327, the second-highest by a Maharashtra batsman ever in the Ranji Trophy, against Uttar Pradesh at Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Pune.

He was a star in 2013–14 Ranji Trophy season where he scored 1223 runs including six centuries and was highest run-getter and the fourth-highest in a season in the tournament’s history, to help Maharashtra make their first Ranji final since 1992-93. Jadhav also represented India A and West Zone cricket team.

INTERNATIONAL CAREER

Kedar Jadhav was named in the Indian squad for Bangladesh tour in June 2014. He played his first international match in November 2014 against Sri Lanka in fifth match of Sri Lanka tour of India at Ranchi. India went on inflict a first time 5-0 whitewash on Sri Lanka.

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. India won the series by a 3-0 margin. During the tour, he also made his T20I debut.

In January 2017 Jadhav scored 120 of 76 balls and shared 200 run partnership with Virat Kohli to help India to register a win against England in MCA Stadium, Pune. In the third match of the same series he made 90(76) balls and almost guided India home in pursuit of 320. He was awarded with the Man Of the Series award for scoring 332 runs in that series. 

Jadhav has since represented India in the ICC Champions Trophy in England, 2017 and has been an integral part of the Indian team since then.

IPL CAREER

Jadhav, who was initially in the Royal Challengers Bangalore development squad, was signed by Delhi Daredevils in 2010. He made immediate impact as he scored a 29-ball 50 (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 this innings.

For the next season, he was signed by the new franchise Kochi Tuskers Kerala. In 2013, he was signed up by the Delhi Daredevils and played the season with the daredevils. In the 2014 IPL auction he was bought back by Delhi for ₹ 20 million.

Ahead of the 2016 IPL, he was traded to Royal Challengers Bangalore for an undisclosed amount. 

In January 2018 he has been picked up by Chennai Super Kings for a whopping 7.8 crores. Kedar emerged a hero in the opening match of IPL 2018 versus Mumbai Indians as he steered CSK home in the last over even after being retired hurt earlier in the match.  He scored a vital 24 not out in the match which helped CSK have a winning comeback in the IPL.