This would be Jyoti's fifth stint in the English county cricket. Earlier, he had played for a Yorkshire club.
Interestingly, master blaster Sachin Tendulkar is probably the only overseas player to have played for the main Yorkshire team, for which stalwarts like Geoff Boycott have played in the past.
Talking over phone from Durham, Jyoti said he was looking forward to the season.
In the Ranji one-dayer semi-finals against Baroda, Jyoti made an unbeaten 99 runs, which enabled UP to cruise in to the finals.