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Yuzvendra Chahal is one of the 15 players who have been named in the India squad to play the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 in England and Wales. Yuzvendra Chahal, who made his one-day international debut on 11-Jun-16, had played 41 ODI matches until the 2019 World Cup. In the 7 innings he batted in, he had scored a total of 34 runs, having faced 67 balls, at an average of 8.5 and a strike rate of 50.75. He was unbeaten in 3 of those innings. His highest score in an innings was 18*. He had 0 centuries and 0 half-centuries to his name. In the bowling department, Yuzvendra Chahal had bowled 2173 balls and taken 72 wickets while conceding a total of 1772 runs. He had an average of 24.61 and an economy rate of 4.89 His best ODI bowling performance was 6/1.
 
Teams: Mumbai Indians, Haryana, Royal Challengers Bangalore, North Zone, India AT20, India A, India.
 
Yuzvendra Chahal plays for the Indian cricket team as a right-arm leg spinner. He represented his domestic team, Haryana, at the age of 19 against Madhya Pradesh at Indore. Chahal also represented India in Chess at World Youth Chess Championship but gave up the game. However, he is still listed on World Chess Federation’s official website. He first attracted the attention of the cricketing world when he took 34 wickets in Coochbehar Trophy in 2009. In April 2019, he was named in India's squad for the 2019 Cricket World Cup.
 
ODI career
 
Chahal made his One Day International (ODI) debut against Zimbabwe at Harare Sports Club on June 11, 2016. In debut match, he bowled economically, taking 1 wicket and conceding only 27 runs in 10 overs. He went on to take three wickets in the second match and helped Team India win by 8 wickets. In the 40 matches played so far, he has taken 71 wickets at an economy rate of 4.8, including two five-wickets hauls. His best figure of 6 for 42 came against Australia on January 18, 2019.

 
IPL career
 
Chahal started his Indian Premier League career with the Mumbai Indians franchise in 2011. However, he managed to get only one game that year. But later, in the Champions League T20 tournament, he took 2 wickets while conceding merely 9 runs in 3 overs, against Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in the final match, helping Mumbai defend the total of 139 and lift the title. At the IPL players auction 2014, RCB bought him for the base price of Rs 10 lakh. Later, in IPL auction 2018, RCB again picked him, but this time for a whopping Rs 6 crore. Chahal is a lead spinner for RCB as he bowls brilliantly at their home ground, M Chinnaswamy Stadium, regarded a batting paradise because of its short boundaries, which are a nightmare for spinners. In 84 IPL matches played so far, Chahal has claimed 100 wickets at an astonishing average of 23.18 and economy of 7.78.
 
T20I career
 
Yuzvendra Chahal earned his T20 international cap after a brilliant performance in IPL. He made his T20 international debut against Zimbabwe at Harare Sports Club in June 18, 2016. After an impressive show in Zimbabwe, he was included in the Indian squad against England at home where he took six wickets for 25, the second-best figures ever for a bowler in a T20I match. Chahal has the record for being the best leg-spinner in the T20I history (6/25). He was the leading wicket taker in T20Is in 2017 (23 scalps). Chahal has taken 45 wickets in 29 matches so far at an average of 19.93.

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