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Piyush Chawla
Piyush Chawla
QUICK FACTS
  • Nick Name: P.P.
    Batting Style: Left Handed
  • DOB: 24th Dec 1988
    Bowling Style: Leg break
  • TEAM:
  • India, Central Zone (Bangladesh), Kolkata Knight Riders, Kings XI Punjab, Uttar Pradesh, Central Zone (India)
CAREER STATS
BATTING & FIELDING
Mat Inns NO Runs Avge HS BF SR 100s 50s 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 3 3 0 6 2 4 23 26.09 0 0 1 0 1 0
ODIs 25 12 5 38 5.43 13* 58 65.52 0 0 3 0 9 0
T20is 7 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
First Class 117 167 15 4919 32.36 156 6976 70.51 5 34 586 113 52 0
List A 117 83 19 1393 21.77 93 1517 91.83 0 7 94 47 33 0
T20s 189 109 35 1119 15.12 45* 904 123.78 0 0 96 41 49 0
BOWLING
Mat Inns Balls Mdns Runs Wkts Avge Eco SR BBI 4w 5w 10
Tests 3 6 492 13 270 7 38.57 3.29 70.29 4/69 1 0 0
ODIs 25 25 1312 6 1117 32 34.91 5.11 41 4/23 2 0 0
T20is 7 7 138 1 151 4 37.75 6.57 34.5 2/13 0 0 0
First Class 117 204 23864 679 13008 387 33.61 3.27 61.66 6/46 19 20 3
List A 117 113 5716 34 4730 181 26.13 4.97 31.58 6/46 6 3 0
T20s 189 188 3900 4 4841 194 24.95 7.45 20.1 4/17 3 0 0
PROFILE

Piyush Chawla has been part of India’s 2007 World T20 winning squad and the 2011 World Cup winning ODI squad, but even today, he’s best identified for the wicket-taking googly he bowled as a 17-year old to Sachin Tendulkar in the Challenger Trophy final of 2005. Given that start, he was tipped as the man who could succeed Anil Kumble, but his career hasn’t quite panned out that way. A technical glitch with his head position and and consequent inability to control the release of his deliveries have not helped. Chawla’s leg-break doesn’t turn a huge way, but he has good variations. Of late, he has also started putting a price on his wicket as a batsman and has been a consistent scorer for Uttar Pradesh and Central Zone in India’s domestic circuit. His batting at international level hasn’t clicked though with single figure averages in the 2 Tests and 25 ODIs he has played in so far. Chawla’s career started promisingly enough, but his appearances for the Indian team in recent times have been few and far in between. When he has been called up, it’s been in the nature of a surprising recall, as it was before the 2011 World Cup and the World Twenty20 in 2010. He was bought by Kings XI Punjab in the inaugural IPL auctions for $US400,000 and even though the team didn’t retain any players before the 2011 auction, they bought him again, this time for $US900,000.

  • Last Updated: 1st Apr 2016
  • Author: Sidhanta Patnaik
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