Jeetan Shashi Patel (Gujarati: ????? ????; born 7 May 1980) is a former New Zealand international cricketer who played all forms of the game. A right arm off spin bowler, he plays county cricket for Warwickshire in England, and represents the Wellington Firebirds in New Zealand.
From 2005 to 2013, Patel played for the New Zealand Black Caps in all three formats, but in 2014 he made himself unavailable for international cricket, choosing to focus on county cricket instead. He has twice been named the most valuable player by Englands Professional Cricketers Association, and in 2015 Wisden named him one of its five cricketers of the year.He was unexpectedly brought back into the national team in 2016, replacing the injured Mark Craig during the tour to India, where he exhibited a far better batting technique. He announced his retirement from international cricket on 21 June 2017