Yuzvendra Chahal

Yuzvendra Chahal

Yuzvendra Chahal was born on July 23, 1990, in Jind, Haryana, India. He is a right-arm leg-spin bowler known for his exceptional bowling in limited-overs cricket. Chahal has been a crucial player for the Indian national cricket team in ODIs and T20Is and has made significant contributions in the Indian Premier League (IPL), playing for teams like the Royal Challengers Bangalore and Rajasthan Royals. His ability to take wickets in the middle overs and control the flow of runs makes him one of the leading spinners in international cricket.


Chahal’s journey to professional cricket is unique, as he initially pursued chess and represented India at junior levels before fully committing to cricket. His cricketing career took off when he made his first-class debut for Haryana in the 2009-2010 Ranji Trophy season. However, it was his performances in the IPL that brought him into the limelight, where he showcased his skill as a leg-spinner capable of changing the course of a game.

His international debut for India came in 2016 in a T20I against Zimbabwe. Since then, Chahal has become an integral part of India’s limited-overs setup, forming a formidable spin duo with Kuldeep Yadav, often referred to as “KulCha.” His ability to outfox batsmen with his variations and intelligent bowling has led to many match-winning performances for India.

Sporting Achievements

  • International Cricket: Chahal has been a key performer for India in ODIs and T20Is, with several five-wicket hauls to his name. He is among the fastest Indian bowlers to reach 50 wickets in ODIs and holds the record for the best bowling figures in a T20I by an Indian, with 6/25 against England in 2017.
  • Indian Premier League (IPL): In the IPL, Chahal has been a standout performer, especially during his tenure with the Royal Challengers Bangalore, where he consistently ranked among the tournament’s top wicket-takers. His performances have been critical in tight situations, showcasing his ability to perform under pressure.
  • Domestic Cricket: Representing Haryana in domestic cricket, Chahal has been a consistent wicket-taker in the Ranji Trophy and other domestic competitions, proving his mettle as a spinner.
  • Awards and Recognition: Chahal’s contributions to Indian cricket have been recognized with several accolades, including nominations for the ICC T20I Performance of the Year.

Yuzvendra Chahal’s journey from a chess player to one of the premier spinners in international cricket is a testament to his dedication, hard work, and mental acuity. His impact on the field, especially in limited-overs cricket, continues to be invaluable for both his IPL team and the Indian national team.

Player Stats


List A137131673854422146/246/2425.424.8431.4750

Batting & Fielding

List A137492230024*11.1153556.0700281270