Left-arm pacer Jaydev Unadkat 'more motivated than ever' despite repeated snubs from India selectors
The 29-year-old, whose only Test appearance came in 2010 and last played for India in 2018, had led Saurashtra to their maiden Ranji Trophy title in 2020 with a record-breaking 67 wickets in the season.
IPL 2021: Former India all-rounder Laxmi Ratan Shukla donates commentary fees to West Bengal relief fund
Shukla had served as Kolkata's Sports and Youth Affairs Minister between 2016 and 2021 before quitting politics early this year. He was a TMC MLA from the Howrah Uttar constituency.
Unadkat urged people to get vaccinated and contribute in this fight against the pandemic.
Both teams would be eyeing a second win to give their campaign a boost.
IPL 2021: RR's Jaydev Unadkat says it was satisfying to execute Prithvi Shaw's well-planned dismissal
With some swing on offer Shaw tried to cart one outside the off-stump towards deep mid-wicket but the outside edge flew to David Miller at backward point.
Check out photos from Match seven of IPL 2021 between Rajasthan Royals and Delhi Capitals.
Morris formed one-third of the framework behind the RR win, alongside Jaydev Unadkat and David Miller – three players who had a redemption story each of their own to tell.
IPL 2021: Jaydev Unadkat, Chris Morris star as RR beat DC by three wickets, claim first win of season
Unadkat took three wickets for 15 runs to restrict the Capitals to 147 for eight before Miller (62) and Morris (36 not out) helped guide the Royals to their first win of the season
IPL 2021: Kumar Sangakkara says Jofra Archer’s absence a big blow to RR, backs Indian bowlers to rise to the occasion
Archer, who played with a hand injury during the India series, is currently recuperating from a surgery and the duration of his availability during the later part is still not clear.
IPL 2021 Rajasthan Royals Preview: Focus on Sanju Samson's leadership, Jofra Archer's fitness as RR seek fresh start
Even as Archer’s temporary absence appears to dim their bowling attack, RR have Morris, and a few decent backup options. And while Morris, Stokes, and Buttler form an enviable three of the four overseas picks, they would be better served if their Indian contingent steps up on a consistent basis.
Skipper Prithvi Shaw blazed his way to an unbeaten 185 off just 123 balls as Mumbai stormed into the semi-finals of the Vijay Hazare Trophy with a crushing nine-wicket win over Saurashtra. Meanwhile, UP reached the semi-final too with their 46-run win over Delhi.
Saurashtra face domestic giants Mumbai on 9 March in their quarter-final match at the Palam Air Force Ground in New Delhi.
Vijay Hazare Trophy 2021: Mumbai trounce Himachal by 200 runs; Saurashtra enter quarter-final despite loss
Thanks to Shardul's hitting, Mumbai crossed the 300-run mark, but Tare's patient knock was equally important as he anchored the innings and supported the aggressors.
Saurashtra are placed in Elite Group E for the national one-day championship, along with Jammu and Kashmir, Haryana, Bengal, Chandigarh and Services and will be playing their matches in Kolkata.
Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy begins from 10 January and Saurashtra is placed in Elite Group D along with Services, Vidarbha, Goa, Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan.
From MS Dhoni, Glenn Maxwell to Dale Steyn, here are 10 players who simply failed to impress in the 2020 edition of the Indian Premier League.
IPL 2020: AB de Villiers' ability to consistently maintain intensity and execute power-hitting makes him special
For a normal person or even for many international batsmen, it is common to see the batsman’s hands get in front of his head while trying to hit the ball hard. But de Villiers has mastered the art of controlling his tempo.
IPL 2020: Magical AB de Villiers powers Royal Challengers Bangalore to thrilling win over Rajasthan Royals
Chasing 178, De Villiers smashed six sixes to help RCB win the game after they found themselves in a difficult position following the dismissal of Virat Kohli with the team struggling at 104 for three in the 14th over.
Cheteshwar Pujara practices in nets with Saurashtra teammates three months after first Ranji Trophy win
Pujara has been training at his academy, located in the outskirts of Rajkot, alongside Unadkat, batsman Arpit Vasavada and medium pacer Prerak Mankad.
Coronavirus Outbreak: Sweat and saliva won't be much of a factor in white-ball cricket, opines Jaydev Unadkat
There is a raging debate on whether the use of sweat and saliva should be banned once cricket resumes after the COVID-19 pandemic but seamer Jaydev Unadkat feels that these components won't make much of a difference with white ball.