Picture of Piyush Chawla

Piyush Chawla

Batting style:
Left Handed bat
Bowling style:
Leg break
Played for:
India, Central Zone, India A, India B, India Blue, Indian Board President's XI, India Green, India Red, Rest of India, Kolkata, Punjab, India Under-19, Somerset, Sussex, Uttar Pradesh
Roles played:
Bowler
Home country:
India
Born:
December 24, 1988, Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh

Profile

Piyush Chawla’s claim to fame was a Challenger Trophy game when as a 16 year old, he had, arguably the game’s greatest ever batsman - Sachin Tendulkar’s stumps rattled with a googly. Many speculated him to take over the spin reins after Anil Kumble’s retirement but sadly the youngster has flattered to deceive.

The UP lad who made his domestic debut aged 17 consequently made it to India’s 2006 Under-19 World Cup squad and after a stellar campaign, became one of the India’s youngest ever players to be handed a Test cap when he debuted against England in 2006. However over the years, stiff competition and some lack lustre performances have resulted in him being shunted from side but selectors continued to keep him in the loop. He was included in the 15-member Indian squad for the 2011 ICC Cricket World Cup, and while he played only a few games without making much impact, he will live to tell the tale of how he was a part of a winning team. In 2012, he was a surprise inclusion in the Test side for the New Zealand series as well as the Indian T20I squad for the World Twenty20 in Sri Lanka later that year. He returned to play his third Test, after 4 years, against England at Nagpur in December 2012 where he picked up 4/69 in the first innings. In August 2013, he joined Somerset as their overseas player for the last five weeks of the season.

A natural leggie who is not afraid to give the ball air, Chawla’s armoury also includes a good googly and a deceptive straighter one. A decent left hander, Chawla is yet to prove his mettle in the international arena but he does have the potential to be a genuine all-rounder in the future provided that he works consistently on his game.

He enjoyed a fair amount of success in the Indian T20 League playing for the Punjab franchise for six seasons from 2008 to 2013. For the 2014 edition, Kolkata shelled out an impressive 4.25 crores to acquire his services.


Fast Facts

  • At 17, Piyush Chawla became India's youngest debutant in Tests after Sachin Tendulkar.
  • With 13 wickets at an average of just 12.15, he was India's highest wicket taker in the 2006 Under-19 World Cup.


Statistics

Show:
  Matches Innings Runs NO Avg. SR 100's 50's HS
Test 3 3 6 0 2.00 26.08 0 0 4
ODI 25 12 38 5 5.42 65.51 0 0 13*
T20 7 1 0 0 0.00 0.00 0 0 0
IPL 89 52 401 21 12.93 112.95 0 0 24*
CLT20 2 2 9 1 9.00 112.50 0 0 9*
  Matches Innings Balls Runs Wickets BBI BBM Avg. Econ. 4w 5w 10w Extras
Test 3 6 492 270 7 4/69 / 38.57 3.29 1 0 0 2
ODI 25 25 1312 1117 32 4/23 / 34.90 5.10 2 0 0 18
T20 7 7 138 151 4 2/13 / 37.75 6.56 0 0 0 0
IPL 89 89 1817 2279 86 4/17 / 26.50 7.52 1 0 0 23
CLT20 2 2 36 38 3 2/17 / 12.66 6.33 0 0 0 0
  Catches Stumpings Runouts
Test 1 0 0
ODI 9 0 2
T20 2 0 0
IPL 23 0 4

Career

Span:
Test:
2006-2012
 
ODI:
2007-2011
 
T20:
2010-2012
 
IPL:
2008-2014
 
CLT20:
2009-2009
Test
Debut:
India Vs England at Punjab Cricket Association Stadium, Mohali - Chandigarh - Mar 09, 2006
Last played:
India Vs England at Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium, Nagpur - Dec 13, 2012
ODI
Debut:
India Vs Bangladesh at Shere Bangla National Stadium, Dhaka - May 12, 2007
Last played:
India Vs Netherlands at Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi - Mar 09, 2011
T20
Debut:
India Vs South Africa at Beausejour Cricket Ground, St Lucia - May 02, 2010
Last played:
India Vs England at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai - Dec 22, 2012
IPL
Debut:
Punjab Vs Chennai at Punjab Cricket Association Stadium, Mohali - Chandigarh - Apr 19, 2008
Last played:
Kolkata Vs Delhi at Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai - Apr 19, 2014
CLT20
Debut:
Sussex Vs New South Wales at Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi - Oct 11, 2009
Last played:
Sussex Vs Diamond Eagles at Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi - Oct 13, 2009
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