Full name Deepak Lokandersingh Chahar
Born August 7, 1992, Agra, Uttar Pradesh
Current age 24 years 170 days
Major teams Rajasthan, Rajasthan Royals, Rising Pune Supergiants
Also known as Deepak Chahar
Playing role Bowler
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm medium
|First-class debut||Rajasthan v Hyderabad (India) at Jaipur, Nov 1-3, 2010 scorecard|
|Last First-class||Delhi v Rajasthan at Wayanad, Nov 21-24, 2016 scorecard|
|List A debut||Rajasthan v Vidarbha at Indore, Feb 10, 2010 scorecard|
|Last List A||Rajasthan v Railways at Nagpur, Nov 11, 2014 scorecard|
|Twenty20 debut||Rajasthan v Vidarbha at Jaipur, Oct 25, 2010 scorecard|
|Last Twenty20||Rising Pune Supergiants v Kings XI Punjab at Visakhapatnam, May 21, 2016 scorecard|
|Bat & Bowl||Team||Opposition||Ground||Match Date||Scorecard|
|47, 0/24, 7, 1/17||Rajasthan||v Delhi||Wayanad||21 Nov 2016||FC|
|1/65, 5, 1/78, 19*||Rajasthan||v Karnataka||Vizianagaram||13 Nov 2016||FC|
|0/28||Supergiants||v Kings XI||Visakhapatnam||21 May 2016||T20|
|0/13||Supergiants||v Daredevils||Visakhapatnam||17 May 2016||T20|
|1/23, 30, 0/74||Rajasthan||v Haryana||Rohtak||23 Nov 2015||FC|
|2/85, 13, 0/0, 9||Rajasthan||v Karnataka||Jaipur||30 Oct 2015||FC|
|41*, 3/94||Rajasthan||v Maharashtra||Jaipur||22 Oct 2015||FC|
|9, 2/52||Rajasthan||v Bengal||Kolkata||15 Oct 2015||FC|
|10, 1/49, 18||Rajasthan||v Assam||Guwahati||8 Oct 2015||FC|
|5/60, 50, 0/64||Rajasthan||v Delhi||Jaipur||1 Oct 2015||FC|
Having been rejected by Greg Chappell, who was director of the Rajasthan Cricket Association academy in 2008, Deepak Chahar roared back in style two years later. Just 18 years of age, he attained figures of 8 for 10 on Ranji debut and shot into stardom as Rajasthan skittled Hyderabad for 21, the lowest team total in Indian domestic cricket. He finished that Ranji season as the second highest wicket-taker, with 30 wickets at 19.63 apiece.
But a spate of injuries and patchy form impeded his progress since then; he picked up just two five-wicket hauls since his debut spell, in what has largely been a stop-start career. This also explains why he hasn't been a regular for Rajasthan in the limited-overs formats.
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