Yuzvendra Chahal

Yuzvendra Singh Chahal (born 23 July 1990) is an Indian cricketer and former chess player who represents India in both One Day Internationals (ODIs) and Twenty20 Internationals (T20Is), and has also represented India internationally in chess at youth levels. He plays for Haryana in Indian domestic cricket and Royal Challengers Bangalore in Indian Premier League.[2] He is a leg break bowler. Chahal was the second player and first Indian to take a 6 wicket haul in T20I history.[3] He was the first concussion substitute to be named man of the match in an international cricket match.[4]

Yuzvendra Chahal
Personal information
Full nameYuzvendra Singh Chahal
Born (1990-07-23) 23 July 1990 (age 30)
Jind, Haryana, India
BowlingRight-arm leg break
Dhanashree Verma (wife)
(m. 2020)
International information
National side
ODI debut (cap 211)11 June 2016 v Zimbabwe
Last ODI29 November 2020 v Australia
ODI shirt no.3
T20I debut (cap 60)19 June 2016 v Zimbabwe
Last T20I16 March 2021 v England
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 54 45 31 102
Runs scored 49 5 324 253
Batting average 8.16 2.50 8.75 12.04
100s/50s 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0
Top score 18* 3* 42 24*
Balls bowled 2,779 981 5,463 4,937
Wickets 91 59 84 150
Bowling average 25.83 24.34 33.21 26.23
5 wickets in innings 2 1 2 4
10 wickets in match 0 0 0 0
Best bowling 6/42 6/25 6/44 6/24
Catches/stumpings 15/– 9/– 11/– 25/–
Source: ESPNcricinfo, 16 March 2021

Domestic careerEdit

Chahal was first signed up by Mumbai Indians in 2011. He appeared in only 1 IPL game across three season and that was against Kolkata Knight Riders on 24 April 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.

For his performances in 2015 and 2016, he was named in the Cricinfo IPL XI for the season.[5][6] He was also named in the Cricbuzz XI for 2016 and 2017.[7][8]

In January 2018, he was bought by the Royal Challengers Bangalore in the 2018 IPL auction.[9]

International careerEdit

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, Richmond Mutumbami was his first wicket in ODIs.[10]

In the second match, Chahal took three wickets for just 26 runs and led his side to victory by 8 wickets. In his second over, he delivered a seam-up delivery at a speed of 109 km/h.[11] 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, Malcolm Waller was his first wicket in T20Is.[12]

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.[13][14] Yuzvendra Chahal was also the first legspinner to pick up a fifer as well as 6 wicket haul in a T20I and had 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.[15]

On 18 January 2019, Chahal took his 2nd One Day International 5 wicket haul by taking 6/42 against Australia. These were the joint best figures by an Indian bowler vs Aussies after Ajit Agarkar in 2003/04. These also were best figures by an Indian spinner at MCG in Australia against Australia. In this match, Australia scored 230 in 48.5 overs while India chased it easily by winning it from 7 wickets courtesy fine knocks from M.S. Dhoni, Kedar Jadhav.

In April 2019, he was named in India's squad for the 2019 Cricket World Cup.[16][17] He ended his world cup campaign with 12 wickets.[18] In November 2019, during the third T20I against Bangladesh, he became the third bowler for India to take 50 wickets in T20Is.[19]

On 4 December 2020, in the first T20I match against Australia, Chahal replaced Ravindra Jadeja as a suffering a concussion.[20] Chahal was later named the man of the match, becoming the first concussion substitute to win the man of the match award in an international cricket fixture.[21]

Chess careerEdit

Chahal also represented India in chess at the World Youth Chess Championship, though he gave up the game later when he struggled to find a sponsor.[22][23] He is listed in World Chess Federation's official site.[24]

Personal lifeEdit

Yuzvendra Chahal got engaged to Dhanashree Verma, a YouTuber, choreographer and dentist on 8 August 2020 and married her on 22 December 2020 in Gurgaon in a private ceremony.[25]


  1. ^ "Cricketer Yuzvendra Chahal marries choreographer Dhanashree Verma in Gurugram. See pics". Hindustan Times. 22 December 2020. Retrieved 23 December 2020.
  2. ^ "Haryana Squad". Cricinfo. Retrieved 28 April 2019.
  3. ^ "Yuzvendra Chahal Biography, Records, Achievements, Career & Stats". Sportskeeda.com. Retrieved 28 April 2019.
  4. ^ "Yuzvendra Chahal: concussion substitute for Ravindra Jadeja, also Man of the Match". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 4 December 2020.
  5. ^ http://www.espncricinfo.com/indian-premier-league-2015/content/story/881033.html
  6. ^ http://www.espncricinfo.com/indian-premier-league-2016/content/story/1021857.html
  7. ^ https://www.cricbuzz.com/cricket-news/80264/indian-premier-league-2016-cricbuzzs-team-of-the-tournament
  8. ^ https://www.cricbuzz.com/cricket-news/94768/cricbuzzs-ipl-2017-xi
  9. ^ "List of sold and unsold players". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 27 January 2018.
  10. ^ "India tour of Zimbabwe, 1st ODI: Zimbabwe v India at Harare, Jun 11, 2016". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 11 June 2016.
  11. ^ "Chahal breaks the 100 km/h-mark". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 13 June 2016.
  12. ^ "India tour of Zimbabwe, 1st T20I: Zimbabwe v India at Harare, Jun 18, 2016". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 18 June 2016.
  13. ^ "Record bowling figures for India, and a near-record collapse from England". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 1 February 2017.
  14. ^ "England in India T20I Series, 2016–17 – 3rd T20I Scorecard". ESPNcricinfo. 1 February 2017. Retrieved 1 February 2017.
  15. ^ "Most Wickets in Twenty20 Internationals in 2017". Stats.espncricinfo.com. Retrieved 31 December 2017.
  16. ^ "Rahul and Karthik in, Pant and Rayudu out of India's World Cup squad". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 15 April 2019.
  17. ^ "Dinesh Karthik, Vijay Shankar in India's World Cup squad". International Cricket Council. Retrieved 15 April 2019.
  18. ^ https://www.cricbuzz.com/cricket-series/2697/icc-cricket-world-cup-2019/stats#/?statsType=mostWickets&seriesType=WC&seriesId=2697
  19. ^ "Team India win first T20 series this year at home, Deepak Chahar became first Indian to take a hat-trick in this format". DB Post. Retrieved 10 November 2019.
  20. ^ "Jadeja subbed out in unusual circumstances". Cricket Australia. Retrieved 4 December 2020.
  21. ^ "Yuzvendra Chahal: concussion substitute for Ravindra Jadeja, also Man of the Match". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 4 December 2020.
  22. ^ "From Checkmate to Howzatt: The journey of Yuzvendra Chahal - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 20 February 2018.
  23. ^ "Yuzvendra Chahal: Chess' loss was IPL's gain". Archived from the original on 6 May 2014. Retrieved 6 May 2014.
  24. ^ "Yuzvendra, S. Chahal FIDE Chess Profile - Players Arbiters Trainers". Ratings.fide.com. Retrieved 28 April 2019.
  25. ^ "Cricketer Yuzvendra Chahal marries choreographer Dhanashree Verma in Gurugram. See pics". Hindustan Times. 22 December 2020.

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