Full name Piyush Pramod Chawla
Born December 24, 1988, Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh
Current age 28 years 92 days
Major teams India, Air India, Central Zone, India Green, India Under-19s, Kings XI Punjab, Kolkata Knight Riders, Rajasthan Cricket Association President's XI, Somerset, Sussex, Uttar Pradesh
Playing role Allrounder
Batting style Left-hand bat
Bowling style Legbreak
|Test debut||India v England at Mohali, Mar 9-13, 2006 scorecard|
|Last Test||India v England at Nagpur, Dec 13-17, 2012 scorecard|
|ODI debut||Bangladesh v India at Dhaka, May 12, 2007 scorecard|
|Last ODI||India v Netherlands at Delhi, Mar 9, 2011 scorecard|
|T20I debut||India v South Africa at Gros Islet, May 2, 2010 scorecard|
|Last T20I||India v England at Mumbai, Dec 22, 2012 scorecard|
|First-class debut||Central Zone v South Zone at Surat, Oct 27-30, 2005 scorecard|
|Last First-class||Bengal v Uttar Pradesh at Jaipur, Oct 13-16, 2016 scorecard|
|List A debut||India B v India Seniors at Mohali, Oct 11, 2005 scorecard|
|Last List A||Maharashtra v Uttar Pradesh at Cuttack, Mar 3, 2017 scorecard|
|Twenty20 debut||Railways v Uttar Pradesh at Jaipur, Apr 3, 2007 scorecard|
|Last Twenty20||Uttar Pradesh v Vidarbha at Jaipur, Feb 5, 2017 scorecard|
|Bat & Bowl||Team||Opposition||Ground||Match Date||Scorecard|
|1*, 5/50||U. Pradesh||v Maharashtra||Cuttack||3 Mar 2017||LA|
|1*, 3/19||U. Pradesh||v Kerala||Bhubaneswar||1 Mar 2017||LA|
|0, 3/37||U. Pradesh||v Tripura||Bhubaneswar||28 Feb 2017||LA|
|16, 0/36||U. Pradesh||v Tamil Nadu||Cuttack||26 Feb 2017||LA|
|1/28||U. Pradesh||v Vidarbha||Jaipur||5 Feb 2017||T20|
|3/37, 24||U. Pradesh||v M. Pradesh||Jaipur||3 Feb 2017||T20|
|1/31, 9||U. Pradesh||v Railways||Jaipur||2 Feb 2017||T20|
|1/34||U. Pradesh||v Chhattisgarh||Jaipur||29 Jan 2017||T20|
|0/61, 34||U. Pradesh||v Bengal||Jaipur||13 Oct 2016||FC|
|2/107, 22, 8||U. Pradesh||v M. Pradesh||Hyderabad (Deccan)||6 Oct 2016||FC|
Piyush Chawla is one for early impact. As a 15-year-old he represented India Under-19 and Uttar Pradesh U-22. Before he made his first-class debut, at 17, he had already bowled Sachin Tendulkar with a googly in a Challenger Series match. In his first first-class season, he took 35 wickets and scored 224 runs to help UP win their first Ranji Trophy. In his teens he played two Test matches too, against England and South Africa. He took three wickets on ODI debut in Bangladesh in 2007, and 14 during India's tour of Ireland and England the same year, often troubling Kevin Pietersen with the googlies and the straighter ones.
Chawla is a legspinner who has good control and variations, but can do with a bigger stock legbreak to make the other aspects of his bowling more effective. He has not been able to make himself a permanent place in the Indian team so far, losing out to a more conventional legspinner Amit Mishra after Anil Kumble retired from Tests. He stayed closer to the ODI team, also helped by an impressive performance in the first IPL. But after an ordinary Asia Cup in Pakistan in 2008, he was sent back to domestic cricket to work on his game. After a long time in the side-lines, when the likes of Amit Mishra and Pragyan Ojha overtook him in the Indian spinner stakes, Chawla made a surprise comeback to the side when he was included for the World Twenty20 in 2010, and then made it to the squad for the 2011 World Cup.
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