Yuzvendra Chahal

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Yuzvendra Chahal
Personal information
Born (1990-07-23) 23 July 1990 (age 28)
Jind, Haryana, India
BowlingRight-arm leg break
International information
National side
ODI debut (cap 211)11 June 2016 v Zimbabwe
Last ODI27 October 2018 v West Indies
ODI shirt no.3
T20I debut (cap 60)18 June 2016 v Zimbabwe
Last T20I11 November 2018 v West Indies
T20I shirt no.6
Domestic team information
2009/10–presentHaryana (squad no. 3)
2011–2013Mumbai Indians
2014–presentRoyal Challengers Bangalore (squad no. 3)
Career statistics
Competition ODI T20I FC LA
Matches 32 26 29 71
Runs scored 13 3 299 181
Batting average 6.50 - 8.79 13.92
100s/50s 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0
Top score 12 3* 42 24*
Balls bowled 1687 609 5091 3370
Wickets 54 42 74 97
Bowling average 24.29 18.97 35.08 26.43
5 wickets in innings 1 1 2 2
10 wickets in match n/a n/a 0 n/a
Best bowling 5/22 6/25 6/44 6/24
Catches/stumpings 6/- 7/- 11/- 14/-
Source: ESPNcricinfo, 11 November 2018

Yuzvendra Chahal (born 23 July 1990) is an Indian cricketer who represents India in both One Day Internationals and Twenty20 Internationals. He plays for Haryana in Indian domestic cricket and Royal Challengers Bangalore in the Indian Premier League.[1] He is a leg break bowler.

Chahal along with Ajantha Mendis, is one of only two players in T20I history to have taken a 6 wicket haul.

Domestic career[edit]

Chahal was first signed up by Mumbai Indians in 2011. He appeared in only one IPL game for the team across three seasons but played in all matches in the 2011 Champions League Twenty20. He took 2 for 9 in 3 overs in the Final against Royal Challengers Bangalore, helping Mumbai defend the total of 139 and lift the title. At the 2014 IPL players auction, he was bought by the Royal Challengers for his base price of 10 lakh. He got the Man of the Match award against Delhi Daredevils in IPL 2014.

In January 2018, he was bought by the Royal Challengers Bangalore in the 2018 IPL auction.[2]

International career[edit]

He was named in the 14-man squad to tour Zimbabwe in 2016. He made his One Day International (ODI) debut against Zimbabwe at Harare Sports Club on 11 June 2016.[3]

In the second match, Chahal took three wickets for just 25 runs, lead his side to the victory by 8 wickets. In second over by him, he delivered a seam-up delivery at 109 km/h speed.[4] His bowling performance earned him first international man of the match award as well.

He made his Twenty20 International (T20I) debut against Zimbabwe at Harare on 18 June 2016.[5]

On 1 February 2017, he became the first bowler for India to take a five wicket haul in T20Is, ending with figures of 6/25 against England.[6][7] Yuzvendra Chahal is also the first legspinner to pick up a fifer as well as 6 wicket haul in a T20I and has the record for the best bowling as a legspinner in T20I history (6/25).

He took the most wickets (23) in T20Is in 2017 by any bowler.[8]

Chess career[edit]

Chahal also represented India at chess in youth championships, though he gave up the game at a serious level when he struggled to find a sponsor.[9][10] He is listed in World Chess Federation's official site.[11]

Family members[edit]

Chahal has five members in his family. His father K. K. Chahal is an advocate and his mother Sunita Devi is a house-wife[12]. He also has two elder sisters who stay in Australia[13].


  1. ^ Haryana Ranji Trophy squad 2011/12
  2. ^ "List of sold and unsold players". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 27 January 2018.
  3. ^ "India tour of Zimbabwe, 1st ODI: Zimbabwe v India at Harare, Jun 11, 2016". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 11 June 2016.
  4. ^ "Chahal breaks the 100 km/h-mark". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 13 June 2016.
  5. ^ "India tour of Zimbabwe, 1st T20I: Zimbabwe v India at Harare, Jun 18, 2016". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 18 June 2016.
  6. ^ "Record bowling figures for India, and a near-record collapse from England". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 1 February 2017.
  7. ^ "England in India T20I Series, 2016–17 – 3rd T20I Scorecard". ESPNcricinfo. 1 February 2017. Retrieved 1 February 2017.
  8. ^ "Most Wickets in Twenty20 Internationals in 2017". Stats.espncricinfo.com. Retrieved 31 December 2017.
  9. ^ "From Checkmate to Howzatt: The journey of Yuzvendra Chahal - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 2018-02-20.
  10. ^ "Yuzvendra Chahal: Chess' loss was IPL's gain". Archived from the original on 6 May 2014. Retrieved 6 May 2014.
  11. ^ Yuzvendra Chahal FIDE profile
  12. ^ "Yuzvendra Chahal Height, Age, Biography, Wiki, Girlfriend, Family". Celebrity Biography, Height, Weight, Age, Wiki. 2018-03-15. Retrieved 2018-07-12.
  13. ^ "Yuzvendra Chahal Biography | Caste | Place | Chess | Height | Weight | Age | City | Girlfriend | Family | Sister | Father | Records | Date of Birth | यूजवेन्द्र चहल | Wiki in Hindi". hindi-biography.com. Retrieved 2018-07-12.

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