Who is Suryansh Shedge; Jaydev Unadkat’s Replacement In IPL 2023

Suryansh Shedge
Suryansh Shedge

Mumbai player Suryansh Shedge was named as the replacement player for the injured Jaydev Unadkat in the ongoing IPL 2023 season.

Jaydev Unadkat’s Replacement In IPL 2023

Lucknow Super Giant bowler Jaydev Unadkat was ruled out of the ongoing IPL 2023 due to a left shoulder injury sustained during a training session at the nets.

The pacer sustained the injury during a training session at the nets when he stuck his left foot in the rope that keeps the net up which resulted in a fall on his elbow.

Regarding the announcement, IPL official statement reads “Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) on Thursday brought Suryansh Shedge on board as a replacement for the injured Jaydev Unadkat for the remainder of the TATA Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023. Unadkat, a left-arm pacer, sustained a shoulder injury during training. Suryansh joins LSG for INR 20 Lakh”.

Lucknow Super Giants currently hold the 3rd spot in the IPL 2023 Points table with 7 victories out of 13 games and will play their final league game against KKR on May 20 in Eden Gardens, Kolkata.

Jaydev Unadkat
Jaydev Unadkat(Image: IPL)

Who is Suryansh Shedge?

Suryansh Shedge was born to Prashant Shedge and Priyadarshini Shedge. Prashant is the group marketing head at Wockhardt Hospitals, while Priyadarshini used to be a banker at HSBC and Citibank. The mother opted to focus on her son Suryansh’s cricket training.

During the BCCI Men’s U25 State A Trophy 2022 held in December last year, Suryansh made 184 runs in eight matches, including two half-centuries, and accounted for 12 dismissals with the ball for the Mumbai U25 side.

At the age of 13, Suryansh Shedge slammed 326 runs in 137 balls for his school, Gundesha Education Academy (Kandivali), against SPSS Mumbadevi Niketan (Borivali) in a Giles Shield (Mumbai U14 school tournament) match seven years ago.

Mumbai U-25 head coach Rajesh Pawar believes Suryansh is a match-winner and the future of Mumbai cricket in the domestic circuit.

“Suryansh is equally good in batting and bowling and can win us matches with his contributions. He is Mumbai’s future. I will give credit to the selectors for giving him a chance in the Ranji squad at the right time”, says Rajesh Pawar.

As per a report, Suryansh Shedge scored 3502 runs in 58 matches with the help of 21 fifties and 11 hundred across formats in Mumbai’s local tournaments between March 2016 and April 2017.