ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 / Players / Unmukt Chand
Full name Unmukt Bharat Thakur Chand
Born March 26, 1993, Delhi
Current age 25 years 26 days
Major teams Delhi, Delhi Daredevils, India A, India Under-19s, India Under-23s, Mumbai Indians, Rajasthan Royals
Playing role Top-order batsman
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm offbreak
|First-class debut||Delhi v Gujarat at Delhi, Nov 17-20, 2010 scorecard|
|Last First-class||Karnataka v Delhi at Alur (2), Nov 9-12, 2017 scorecard|
|List A debut||Delhi v Jammu & Kashmir at Sirsa, Feb 10, 2010 scorecard|
|Last List A||Khelaghar Samaj Kallyan Samity v Sheikh Jamal Dhanmondi Club at Dhaka, Apr 5, 2018 scorecard|
|T20s debut||Assam v Delhi at Indore, Mar 14, 2010 scorecard|
|Last T20s||Delhi v Rajasthan at Kolkata, Jan 26, 2018 scorecard|
Unmukt Chand shot to prominence when he captained India Under-19 to victory in the 2012 World Cup, upsetting hosts Australia with a calm, unbeaten 111 in a tense chase. His temperament stood out throughout the tournament as he guided India in unfamiliar conditions - it was his third consecutive century in a final for the under-19 side.
Chand had made his Ranji debut while still in school and hit his maiden century - 151 - in his fourth game. He made his IPL debut at 18 years and 15 days, and has often been compared to good friend Virat Kohli, who also led India to Under-19 World Cup glory, in 2008. Chand has been a regular feature in the India A side and led them to victories against New Zealand A in 2013 and Bangladesh A in 2015. In between, he led the team to a Triangular series win in Chennai. He then became only the third Indian batsman to make three T20 centuries when he slammed 103 off 58 balls for Delhi, against Gujarat in the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy in 2016.
Chand maintains a regular diary and carries a dictionary with him. However, Chand, the batsman, is far from a finished article. He tends to go hard at the ball early and is yet to crack the consistency code. Chand's IPL career hasn't taken off either, his first and hitherto only fifty coming for Mumbai Indians against Royal Challengers Bangalore in 2015. Despite modest returns, Chand was retained by Mumbai ahead of the 2016 auction.
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