In the current County season, India’s domestic veteran Jaydev Unadkat, who just made a comeback to the national team, is expected to play for Sussex. There will only be three games, all of which will take place in September. Unadkat has been a mainstay of Indian domestic cricket, taking around 400 first-class wickets. Unadkat has a reputation for being a disciplined player in red-ball cricket, although his batting prowess is frequently underrated.
After his fellow State-mate Cheteshwar Pujara, who has distinguished himself for the County across several formats, the Saurashtra bowler joins Sussex as the second Indian to do so this year. Unadkat responded to the situation by expressing his excitement at the chance to expand his expertise base. Unadkat declared, “I am eager to join Sussex for their Championship games in September.”
“I’ve been keeping up with the team’s recent accomplishments, and after a pleasant chat with Paul [Farbrace], I think I can absolutely bring value and help the team achieve its objectives.
“The English County Championship has a beautiful history, and I was eager to seize the opportunity whenever it presented itself. At this point in my career, it seems to be the appropriate time for me. In addition to helping Sussex win games, I wish to add to the many accolades that my great buddy and teammate Cheteshwar has received over the past couple of seasons while playing for Sussex.
Paul Farbrace, the head coach of Sussex, agreed with Unadkat’s assessment and believed the fast bowler would give the team more strength. With just one win and nine ties thus far in their season, Sussex has had a difficult time. Their lone win came in their season’s opening game against another team back in April.
Jaydev is a talented bowler and a great individual to have join our group at an exciting time of the season, Farbrace said. “We are delighted that Jaydev will join us for the September championship period,” Farbrace said.
“Jaydev has an exceptional track record, and we will be seeking for him to mentor our emerging team by sharing his knowledge. Jaydev’s participation in this championship run-in and contribution to the team’s ability to take wickets and win cricket matches are eagerly anticipated by everyone at Hove.
When Sussex travels to Chester-le-Street to play Durham on September 3, the red-ball season will restart.