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Piyush Chawla

Piyush Chawla

Personal Profile (Personal Biography)

Full Name: Piyush Pramod Chawla
Date of Birth (Birthday): 24 December 1988
Birth Place: Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh, India
Height: 5 ft 7 in
Batting style: Left-handed batsman
Bowling style: Right arm leg breakk
Role: All-rounder
Marital Status: Single
National Team : India
Sports Played : Cricket

Piyush Chawla first played for India U-19 against the England U-19 team in 2004-05, claiming 13 wickets from two Under-19 Tests at a bowling average of just above 12 and also played in the 2005-06 home series against Australia U-19, where they won the five-match limited overs series 4-1, taking eight wickets. In the 2005-06 Challenger Trophy, Chawla was selected to play for India B and in the final against the Seniors, he took the wickets of Sachin Tendulkar, Yuvraj Singh and Mahendra Singh Dhoni. Piyush was selected then for the Indian Test Squad for the 1st Test against England in Nagpur, in March 2006 and also for his debut in the 2nd Test against England in Mohali, making him the second youngest Test debutant for India after Sachin Tendulkar. It was in this Test that Chawla claimed his sole wicket of Andrew Flintoff. Piyush played his first ODI with India on 12th May 2007, against Bangladesh. His debut was highly successful, with him taking 3 wickets. In the second ODI with Ireland, Chawla was equally impressive with three wickets.

Cricket Career

  • - 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.
  • - He became one of four Indian spinners to claim three ODI wickets on debut.