Jayant Yadav was born on 22nd January 1990 in Delhi. He is an all-rounder who is an off-break (right arm) bowler and right-handed batsman. Interestingly, he is the nephew of Yogendra Yadav. There is a sad part of his life too. That is that his mother died when he was young.
Now, let us discuss his domestic career.
Jayant Yadav Domestic Career
He has scored more than 2000 runs in 57 first-class matches till now. His average in these matches has been 27.35 runs per innings. The total number of centuries scored by him stands at three and half-centuries at 8. His top score to date has been 211 runs.
The total number of wickets taken by him is 145, and his career-best bowling performance is 7/64. Overall, his first-class cricket career has been quite remarkable.
List A cricket
In 46 List A matches, he has scored 666 runs. His average being 22.96. While he is yet to score a century, he has hit three half-centuries. His top score in his List A career has been 71 notches.
His bowling career has been somewhat average as he has taken just 44 wickets with the best performance being 3/21.
Jayant Yadav International Career
He has played four tests till now and has made 228 runs with an average of 45.60. Interestingly, he has also scored a century and a half-century. His top score is 104 runs. As for his bowling, he has taken 11 wickets to date.
He has played just a single ODI which we will be discussing later. He stayed not out at the score of 1 run in this match while taking a wicket.
He is yet to make his T20 international debut.
Jayant Yadav Test Debut
His test debut happened on 17th November 2016 in Vishakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh. Jayant in the first Indian innings contributed 35 runs. When the English batted in their first innings, he dismissed Moeen Ali.
While batting the second time, he stayed not out at the score of 27 runs. He took three wickets of the English batsmen when they were playing their second innings.
As for the match, India had won the toss and had decided to bat first. They put up a strong total of 455 thanks to centuries of Pujara and Kohli. England in response was able to put together just 255 runs.
Kohli and Co., in response, reached 204 and set a total of 405 runs. Kohli again contributed generously as he scored 81 runs. England suffered a humiliating defeat by 246 runs. Jayant too was instrumental in helping India do this. Overall, a decent debut.
Jayant Yadav ODI Debut
He stayed not out at the score of 1 on his debut match. This happened on 29th October 2016 against the New Zealand cricket team in Vishakhapatnam. He also took a wicket that of Corey Anderson.
The match started with India winning the toss and deciding to bat first. India scored a decent total of 269 runs in the fifty overs. Top scorers were Rohit Sharma (70 runs) and Virat Kohli (65 runs). But it was Axar Patel who boosted the total further by scoring 24 runs with a strike rate of 130+.
The Kiwis however while chasing the set target collapsed at the score of 79 runs. Five of their batsmen couldn’t even score a single run. It was Amit Mishra’s bowling which wreaked this havoc as he took five wickets.
Jayant Yadav, however, was the most economical bowler with the economy rate of 2.00.
Jayant Yadav IPL Debut
He made his IPL debut as a substitute in the match against Mumbai Indians on 23rd April 2015 while playing for Delhi Daredevils (now known as Delhi Capitals). He took one catch as a substitute fielder.
Mumbai Indians had won the toss to decide to bowl. This didn’t turn out well as Delhi put together 190 runs. Shreyas Iyer (83 runs) and JP Duminy (78 runs) were the lead scorers. Mitchell McClenaghan was the best MI bowler who took three wickets. However, he was quite expensive.
MI while chasing, managed to put up just 153 runs. The reason being none of their batsmen managed to score big. Rohit Sharma and Ambati Rayudu scored 30 runs each. Opener Parthiv Patel batted quite aggressively as he scored 28 runs with a strike rate of 145+. The credit of this win goes to the bowlers of the then Delhi Daredevils.
Jayant Yadav Wife
He married his long-time girlfriend, Disha Chawla on 16th February 2021. Yuzvendra Chahal also congratulated the newlywed couple using social media. Jayant will be seen in this year’s IPL playing for MI since the team management retained him.
Other cricketers like Mohit Sharma and Rahul Tewatia also congratulated the couple. The ceremony was intimate, and only close family members of both the groom and bride were invited. Jayant also shared the wedding pics on his Instagram account (@jyadav19).
He has about 34.5 thousand followers on Instagram, and he also has a verified account. Hopefully, the couple will have a blissful life ahead of them. Many more too congratulated them. You can check the details on the post on his Instagram page.
Yadav will now be looking forward to IPL 2021. He would want his team, MI, to win again and do as much as possible in his individual player capacity.