Rahul Desraj Chahar
August 04, 1999, Bharaatpur, Rajasthan
Right hand Bat
Legspinner Rahul Chahar was a key member of Mumbai Indians' two IPL title-winning sides at the end of the 2010s. He took 28 wickets in the wins in 2019 and 2020, playing nearly all the team's games. The year after, fresh off two T20Is against England, when Mumbai had a middling season, he did just as well, taking 13 wickets and finishing as their second most prolific wicket-taker.
Like many leggies who make an impact in T20, Chahar is not a big turner of the ball, but has good loop and drift, and makes subtle use of his variations in length and pace.
Like his cousin Deepak, Chahar plays for Rajasthan in the Ranji Trophy, for whom he made his first-class and List A debuts in 2016-17. Two seasons on, though the team had a dismal outing in the Vijay Hazare Trophy, Chahar was third on the wicket-takers' list for the tournament, with 20.
Batting & Fielding