Jayant yadav is an Indian off-spinner who is a handy lower order batsman. Yadav got a national call up after consistent shows in the domestic circuit. In the four Test he played, Yadav did decent job in the role of a third spinner and exceeded the expectations with the bat scoring a ton besides one fifty plus score. However, with Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja bowling tremendously in home Tests, Yadav could not get much opportunities thereafter.
Date of Birth:
January 22, 1990
Age (as on 2018):
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Delhi Public School, Vasant Kunj (New Delhi)
Hindu College, Delhi
Bachelor of Arts
Late Lakshmi Yadav (Biological mother), Jyoti Yadav (Step mother)
Yogendra Yadav (Politician)
India vs. England at Visakhapatnam, Nov 17-21, 2016
India vs. New Zealand at Visakhapatnam, Oct 29, 2016
Delhi Daredevils, Haryana
Nature on field:
Likes to play against:
First Indian to score a century coming on to bat at No. 9.
Career Turning Point
2014-15 domestic season in which he picked 33 wickets
Graeme Swann, Ravichandran Ashwin
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Favourite Films/TV Show:
Game of Thrones
Girlfriends, Spouse and Children
50 Lac INR (Delhi Daredevils, 2018)
Lesser Known Facts
Jayant started as a leg-spinner but switched to off-spin because two of his cousin were leg-spinners and in the backyard cricket a third leg-spinner was not allowed.
Jayant always carried a set of cricket balls with him so as to carry out practice wherever it is possible.
Jayant’s mother died in a plane crash in the year 1990.