Piyush Chawla Biography
Full name Piyush Pramod Chawla
Born 24 December 1988 (age 22)
Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh, India
Height 5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)
Batting style Left-handed batsman
Bowling style Right arm leg break
National side India
Test debut (cap 255) 9 March 2006 v England
Last Test 11 April 2008 v South Africa
ODI debut (cap 167) 12 May 2007 v Bangladesh
Last ODI 2 July 2008 v Pakistan
Domestic team information
2005/06–present Uttar Pradesh
2008–present Kings XI Punjab
Competition Tests ODI FC List A
Matches 2 21 48 64
Runs scored 5 28 1,687 605
Batting average 2.50 5.60 27.20 22.40
100s/50s 0/0 0/0 1/12 0/4
Top score 4 13* 102* 93
Balls bowled 205 1,102 10,290 3,136
Wickets 3 28 194 95
Bowling average 45.66 32.53 26.35 27.49
5 wickets in innings 0 0 13 0
10 wickets in match 0 n/a 2 n/a
Best bowling 2/66 4/23 6/46 4/23
Catches/stumpings 0/– 9/– 21/– 20/–
Piyush Pramod Chawla About this sound pronunciation (help·info) (Hindi: पियुष चावला, born 24 December 1988, Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh, India) is an Indian cricketer who has played for the India U-55 team and the Central Zone. His Hometown is Moradabad,(Uttar Pradesh). He is seen as a leg-spinning allrounder in domestic cricket, but has not fired as a batsman in the One Day International format.
Chawla bowling in the nets.
He first played for India U-19 against the England U-19 team in 2004-05, claiming 13 wickets from two Under-19 Tests at a bowling average of just above 12. He also played in the 2005-06 home series against Australia U-19, where they won the five-match limited overs series 4-1, taking eight wickets.Piyush Chawla has a bowling speed of between 80 km to 85 rather he has also reached a maximum of 91km/ph. He although cannot run faster than a turtle. This might be due to his binge eating habits resulting from his upbringing in the sordid neighborhoods of Kanpur.
In the 2005-06 Challenger Trophy, Chawla was selected to play for India B. Although he only bowled three of a possible ten overs in the first match of the series, conceding 21, he picked up two wickets in the next match against India A, and as India B reached the final against the Seniors, he took the wicket of Sachin Tendulkar - bowled with a googly - in an effort described by Cricinfo as "impressive" Piyush also dismissed Yuvraj Singh and Mahendra Singh Dhoni, to end with three for 49, but the Seniors still won by three wickets. Two weeks later, he made his first class debut for Central Zone against South Zone in the Duleep Trophy, and scored 60 in a 92-run eighth-wicket stand with Harvinder Singh. He also finished with match bowling figures of 27.2-3-100-6, admittedly only getting one of the top five batsman once. He has been known by Kiran More since the age of 15 and at only 17 has potentially got a great cricketing future in front of him. He proved himself again when he took 4 wickets in 8 overs conceding only 8 runs in the U-19 World Cup final of 2006. He also made 25 (n.o.) runs.
Chawla at fielding practice.
This resulted in his selection in the Indian Test Squad for the 1st Test against England in Nagpur, in March 2006, and was selected for his debut in the 2nd Test against England in Mohali, making him the second youngest Test debutant for India after Sachin Tendulkar. It was in this Test that he claimed his sole wicket of Andrew Flintoff.
Piyush played his first ODI with India on 12 May 2007, against Bangladesh. His debut was highly successful, with him taking 3 wickets. In the second ODI with Ireland, he was equally impressive with three wickets.
In 2009, Chawla signed for Sussex County Cricket Club for a month, as cover for Yasir Arafat who was with Pakistan.
In his first County Championship match against Worcestershire, he took a total of 8 wickets in the match, and came in at number 9 in the first innings, and scored 102* from only 86 balls.
Piyush was also selected for 2010 ICC World Twenty20 in West Indies.
Piyush Chawla has also been selected as part of Indian Team's 15-man World Cup Squad for the 2011 World Cup. He started off strongly in the warm up matches leading India to victory with his bowling performance against Australia. However in the tournament itself he didn't live up to his initial billing and played no part in the knock out stages.