IND vs IRE: Sussex Rope In Jaydev Unadkat For County Championship

Published - 17 Aug 2023, 08:59 PM | Updated - 01 Jul 2024, 10:37 AM

Jaydev Unadkat
Jaydev Unadkat with his teammates [PC: AFP/Getty]

On Thursday, August 17, Sussex announced the signing of the seasoned India National Cricket Team left-arm seamer Jaydev Unadkat for the County Championship matches in September.

This will be his first stint in the County Championship and he will join his India and Saurashtra teammate Cheteshwar Pujara at Sussex. Also, Jaydev Unadkat signing with the team hints that he is not in contention for selection in India’s Asia Cup and World Cup squads.

He will be available for selection for Sussex for the first three County Championship matches in September against Durham, Leicestershire, and Derbyshire. However, he might miss his side’s final fixture if he decides to return home for Irani Cup, which starts October 1.

In an official statement issued by Sussex, Jaydev Unadkat said that he is delighted to get signed by Sussex for County Championship and expressed excitement over playing for the team alongside his India teammate Cheteshwar Pujara.

“I am excited to join Sussex for their Championship games in September. I have been following the team’s recent run of success and I had a nice conversation with Paul and it looks like I can definitely add value and contribute towards the team’s goals.

“The English County Championship has a wonderful legacy, and I was keen to grab the opportunity whenever I can and it seems to be the right time for me at this point in my career.

“I hope to add to the laurels that my dear friend & team-mate, Cheteshwar has been adding aplenty while representing Sussex for the last couple of seasons, and more importantly helping the team win games. I am looking forward to joining everyone at Sussex.”

We are delighted that Jaydev Unadkat will join us – Paul Farbrace

Sussex head coach Paul Farbrace said that they are happy to rope in a quality pacer in Jaydev Unadkat. Farbrace elaborated:

“We are delighted that Jaydev will join us for the September championship period, he is a quality bowler and a great guy to have join our squad at an exciting time of the season.

“His record is outstanding, and we will be looking for Jaydev to share his experience with our developing team.

“Everyone at Hove is looking forward to Jaydev being part of this Championship run in and help the team to take wickets and win games of cricket.”

Unadkat, who has played 382 first-class games, has been a great performer for Saurashtra in Ranji Trophy and has led the side to title victories in 2020 and 2023.

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