Jyoti Prasad Yadav (born September 26, 1977), in Allahabad is an Indian first class cricketer. A left-handed middle order batsman, Yadav plays for and captains Uttar Pradesh. He made his first class debut in playing for Uttar Pradesh against Kerala in the KD Singh Babu Stadium, Lucknow. He made his First Class limited overs début playing for Uttar Pradesh against Haryana in the LB Stadium in Hyderabad in He was selected in the Indian squad for the Sahara Cup in Canada in September In his memoir of his time as Indian coach, John Wright, recounts the story that Yadav was the beneficiary of mistaken identity - the selectors had meant to select his namesake, Jai Prakash Yadav. Jyoti he was told "wore a nonplussed expression throughout the trip." Whether or not this story is apocryphal, Yadav has not gone on to represent India.