Jai Prakash Yadav

Country: India
Born: August 07, 1974, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh
Height: 5ft 10in
Batting Style: Right hand Bat
Bowling Style: Right arm Medium

Jai Prakash Yadav Bio

Jai Prakash Yadav, fondly known as JP Yadav, is a former Indian cricketer who made a name for himself as a talented all-rounder. Born on January 22, 1981, in Patna, Bihar, Yadav possessed a unique combination of hard-hitting batting skills and medium-pace bowling prowess. Despite his international career being short-lived, he left a lasting impact in domestic cricket.

Yadav’s early cricketing journey began with the Railways team, where he showcased his talent and ability to score runs consistently as an opener. His powerful batting style, coupled with his medium-pace bowling, made him a valuable asset for the Railways team. Although overlooked for the 2003 World Cup squad, Yadav made a strong comeback in the following season.

In the 2004-05 domestic season, Yadav displayed his true potential, emerging as a leading wicket-taker and an instrumental figure for both Railways, who clinched the prestigious Ranji Trophy, and Central Zone, who triumphed in the Duleep Trophy. His outstanding all-round performance during that season helped him regain the attention of the national selectors.

However, Yadav’s international career was hampered by a lackluster performance in the limited opportunities he received. Despite being drafted into the Indian team for his ability to score quick runs and provide some medium-pace bowling, he failed to live up to the expectations in his two ODI appearances against the West Indies.

Despite the setback, Yadav remained a crucial player for Railways, consistently contributing with both bat and ball. His aggressive approach as an opener made him a feared batsman in domestic cricket, capable of taking any attack apart. Moreover, his medium-paced bowling added depth to his team’s attack, making him a reliable all-rounder.

However, Yadav’s association with the unauthorised Indian Cricket League (ICL) in 2007 disrupted his domestic career. He had to face consequences when he was banned by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) for joining the rebel league. Nevertheless, Yadav realized his mistake and severed ties with the ICL, seeking a way back into legitimate cricket.

After a period of uncertainty, Yadav’s dedication and passion for the game finally paid off when the BCCI granted him amnesty in June 2009. This decision provided him with a fresh start and a chance to revive his cricketing career. Although he couldn’t return to the international stage, Yadav continued to represent Railways in domestic cricket.

Yadav’s impact in cricket extended beyond the field, as he served as an inspiration to young cricketers from Bihar, a state that has struggled to produce top-tier players. His perseverance, talent, and commitment to the sport earned him recognition and respect among his peers.

Jai Prakash Yadav’s career was a tale of unfulfilled potential at the international level but immense success in domestic cricket. With his powerful batting and medium-pace bowling, he left an indelible mark on the Railways team. Despite facing challenges and setbacks, Yadav’s love for the game remained unwavering, showcasing his determination and resilience. Today, he stands as an example of perseverance and talent, inspiring aspiring cricketers to pursue their dreams.

Jai Prakash Yadav Career Stats

Jai Prakash Yadav Batting Stats

Batting Matches Innings Nos Runs High Score Ave BF SR 100s 50s 4s 6s Ct St
Tests - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
T20Is - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs 12 7 3 81 69 20.25 123 65.85 0 1 11 1 3 0
FC 130 212 13 7334 265 36.85 - - 13 36 - - 84 0
List A 134 125 14 3620 128 32.61 - - 4 23 - - 46 0
T20s 12 9 2 107 33* 15.28 83 128.91 0 0 12 2 3 0

Jai Prakash Yadav Bowling Stats

Bowling Matches Innings Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10w
Tests - - - - - - - - - - - - -
T20Is - - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs 12 10 396 326 6 2/32 2/32 54.33 4.93 66 0 0 0
FC 130 - 18819 6847 296 8/80 - 23.13 2.18 63.5 - 18 2
List A 134 - 5638 3959 135 5/49 5/49 29.32 4.21 41.7 4 1 0
T20s 12 12 264 322 12 3/21 3/21 26.83 7.31 22 0 0 0

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