Jeetan Shashi Patel (Gujarati: જીતેન પટેલ; born 7 May 1980) is a former New Zealand international cricketer. A right arm off spin bowler, he plays county cricket for Warwickshire County Cricket Club in England, and plays for the Wellington Firebirds in New Zealand. From 2005 to 2013, Patel played for New Zealand 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 England's 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.