Jaydev Unadkat establishes a new India record.

 Jaydev Unadkat establishes a new India record. Jaydev Unadkat makes his ODI debut for India after 3,539 days.

The inclusion of Jaydev Unadkat in the Indian playing XI for the third ODI against the West Indies in Trinidad has marked a watershed event in the cricketing globe. Unadkat is ready to wear the Indian jersey in ODIs for the first time in 3,539 days, setting a record for the greatest gap between games for a player.
Unadkat has come a long way since his previous ODI outing for India on November 21, 2013. He is now one of the rare players who has gone so long without games, making his comeback all the more exciting.

For the third ODI, the hosts had an unchanged XI, while India made two changes to their team. Ruturaj Gaikwad and Jaydev Unadkat replaced Axar Patel and Umran Malik in the match.

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Gaikwad is making his second ODI appearance

Unadkat is making his first appearance in nearly a decade. This will be his eighth ODI, and it’s worth noting that his previous ODI outing was against the same opponents. West Indies, back in Kochi in November 2013.

The fact that this is the inaugural men’s ODI at the Brian Lara Stadium adds to the excitement. Prior to this, the venue hosted a men’s T20I and six women’s white-ball matches, making it a memorable event for cricket fans.

Recently Jaydev Unadkat made an incredible comeback in December 2022. Breaking an unusual and notable Indian record with his Test participation after an incredible 12-year hiatus against Bangladesh. Jaydev Unadkat, a left-arm bowler, made history by being the first Indian cricketer to miss the most Test matches in the game’s long history. On December 16, 2010, he made his Test debut against South Africa at Centurion.

During the intervening years, Unadkat was missing from 118 Test matches, an unprecedented record among Indian players and the second-highest in the history of world cricket. Only England’s Gareth Batty has missed more Test matches than him in the history of the game.

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