Picture of Abhinav Mukund

Abhinav Mukund

Batting style:
Left Handed bat
Bowling style:
Leg break
Played for:
India, India A, India Blue, India Red, Rest of India, South Zone, Bangalore, Chennai, India Under-19, Tamil Nadu, Mohammedan Sporting Club, Albert TUTI Patriots
Roles played:
Home country:
January 06, 1990, Madras (now Chennai), Tamil Nadu


A genuine top-order batsman from Tamil Nadu who loves to score heavily, Abhinav Mukund made a promising start to his career. A timely ton for Rest of India coupled with an injury to Gautam Gambhir brought the youngster into limelight for the second Test against Australia in the 2010 Border-Gavaskar Trophy.

Mukund has been a prolific scorer in domestic cricket since he made his debut in 2007. The southpaw, who comes from a cricketing background, showcased centuries in his first two Ranji games and went on to play for India’s 2008 Under-19 WC squad. Though he proved to be a major disappointment at the WC, 2008-09 still held promise for the then teenager as he hit his first triple century and rounded it up with three more tons.

A strong back foot player who generally prefers the off side, Mukund is a good cutter and puller of the ball and also has one of the best defensive techniques for a player of his age and experience. A talent waiting to explode, Mukund got his first taste of international cricket when he was chosen to open for India in Tests, in the absence of the Sehwag-Gambhir duo, against the West Indies in 2011. A decent show there earned him a place in the squad for India's tour of England later that year.

Fast Facts

  • Before he even turned 15, Abhinav Mukund had represented Tamil Nadu’s Under-15, Under-17 and Under-19 squads.



  Matches Innings Runs NO Avg. SR 100's 50's HS
Test 7 14 320 0 22.85 45.71 0 2 81
IPL 3 2 19 0 9.50 86.36 0 0 19
  Matches Innings Balls Runs Wickets BBI BBM Avg. Econ. 4w 5w 10w Extras
Test 7 1 12 14 0 0/14 / - 7.00 0 0 0 0
  Catches Stumpings Runouts
Test 6 0 1
IPL 3 0 0


India Vs West Indies at Sabina Park, Kingston - Jamaica - Jun 20, 2011
Last played:
India Vs Sri Lanka at Galle International Stadium, Galle - Jul 26, 2017
Chennai Vs Rajasthan at MA Chidambaram Stadium (Chepauk), Chennai (Madras) - May 24, 2008
Last played:
Bangalore Vs Rajasthan at Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur - Apr 29, 2013